Manchester, Greater Manchester
£17,550 pro rata pa, plus £1,500 budget for personal & professional development
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Closing date: 11 March 2020 at 11.30pm

12 months fixed term contract

Come and join us

We’re looking for passionate individuals with personal experience of multiple disadvantage, for example homelessness, addiction, criminal justice and mental ill health to come and join us and make a difference to the way we do things. If you believe that people should have a say in their own support and that they should be at the front of making meaningful change then this could be the traineeship for you.

Who we are

Inspiring Change Manchester, a partnership led by Shelter is part of Fulfilling Lives, a programme set up by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. Fulfilling Lives works with people who have first-hand experience of substance misuse, homelessness, criminal justice, and mental ill-health to make services and support better connected, easier to access and tailored to the needs of individuals. It is one of five major programmes set up by The National Lottery Community Fund to test and learn from new approaches to designing services which aim to make people’s lives healthier and happier.

Involving statutory, voluntary and private sector organisations alongside a core group of service users, the Inspiring Change Manchester programme is focused on long term service change. We believe that people living in Manchester who have experienced multiple disadvantage can achieve real, lasting growth and fulfilment. To succeed however, we’ll need to inspire a wide range of people across the city to change their beliefs and their behaviour. Our vision? To help people improve their lives and sustain these improvements by transforming Manchester’s systems and services. You’ll help us do just that.

About the role
GROW means Getting Real Opportunities of Work. As part of your placement at either Back on Track or the ICM engagement team you will be supported through training, supervision and a wide range of development opportunities. You will be working to support individuals accessing services, groups and activities around the city. You’ll also help us find new ways of working by using what you’ve learned through your personal experiences to help us shape how we do things into the future.

About you
We’re looking for individuals with personal experience of multiple disadvantage, for example homelessness, mental ill health, substance misuse, criminal justice, and other related issues, and a passion to help make change in Manchester. With a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team, you will want to work with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. Basic computer skills, e.g. word processing, the internet and emails systems are helpful, but support can be provided. We’re looking for enthusiasm and a desire to develop and learn new skills.

Wednesday 19th February 3-5pm: Withington Library, 410 Wilmslow Rd, Fallowfield, Manchester, M20 3BD

Thursday 20th February 2-4pm: Inspiring Change Manchester Hub, 20 Swan Street
Swan Buildings (Ground Floor)* Manchester  M4 5JW *please note that the entrance is on Cable Street

Wednesday 26th February 11-1pm: Abraham Moss Library, Crescent Road, Crumpsall, M8 5UF

Monday 24th February 2-4pm: Manchester Central Library (3rd Floor), St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD

Wednesday 4th March 1-3pm: Back on Track, 4th Floor, Swan Buildings
20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

We encourage all applicants to attend a session before submitting an application. You can drop in for part of the session or all of it, and if you travel by public transport in Greater Manchester please bring your ticket and we will reimburse your travel to the session. If you are interested in coming along then please let us know beforehand. You can either give us a call or send a message or send Charlotte an email. For the contact details please visit our website.

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no-one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We also encourage applications from people, who have been homeless or have been at risk of homelessness. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

Posted on: 13 February 2020
Closed date: 11 March 2020
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work