Birmingham, West Midlands Manchester, Greater Manchester Sheffield, South Yorkshire

£26,860 per annum plus excellent benefits

Contract, Full-time

Job Description

Fixed term contract until July 2021

Closing date: 3 July 2019 at 11.30pm

Do you have experience of working with people with social welfare issues and an understanding of social exclusion and the issues experienced by people affected by homelessness? Then join Shelter as a GROW Programme Coordinator and you could soon be playing a big part in rolling out an already successful programme on a national basis.

A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.

About the role

Our GROW (Getting Real Opportunities for Work) Trainee Programme provides training and employment opportunities for people with lived experience, with the aim of helping them to secure future employment. Traineeships have been in place for four years and work is now required to build on success to date and identify how the programme can be expanded into a national model. You’ll help us do just that. Indeed, you’ll be responsible for rolling out the programme across Shelter. This will involve reviewing the current approach and identifying the required staffing structures, policies and learning pathways. It will also involve developing a funding model and proposition to attract funding. Along the way, you’ll work alongside other services, including Inspiring Change Manchester and Time for Change in Scotland, GROW trainees plus various teams, including Learning and Development, HR and Income Generation.

About you
To succeed, you’ll need experience of co-ordinating an involvement or traineeship programme for people with lived experience. And, if you’ve worked in a programme delivered in multiple sites across a wide geographical area, even better, although this is not essential. What is for certain though is that you have a proven ability to encourage, promote and support the involvement of people with lived experience in the design and delivery of services. You’re also great at developing successful relationships within a large organisation, as well as with external agencies and professionals. Proactive, customer-focused and comfortable leading change, presenting information and writing reports comes naturally to you too, as does using a case management system and other MS applications to record and analyse data.

We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

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.

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our Involvement team and be the change you want to see in society.

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.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. 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.