Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?
SHP (Single Homeless Project) is one of London’s leading homelessness prevention charities and a dynamic and growing organisation changing 8,000 lives every year across London - from supporting people in crisis, to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment.
We have several Housing First services across a number of London boroughs and our work has identified that one of the critical success factors for Housing First, is the partnerships built to support the delivery of the service model. The new role of the Strategic Partnership Manager has been created to develop strong partnerships between borough agencies and organisations involved in supporting Housing First clients; ensuring that there is a consistent model that adheres to the principles of Housing First and delivers excellent outcomes for all clients.
As the post holder, you will lead on the development and promotion of Housing First within four existing boroughs and across London. You will also be responsible for building relationships with the key agencies involved in Housing First and the clients benefitting from the service. Other responsibilities will include setting up a four-borough Housing First steering group and identifying and approaching agencies/ organisations currently not engaging in the service, to join the steering group and provide adequate support to clients.
To succeed, you will have experience in the delivery of services to people with complex needs who are rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping, combined with a practical understanding of the Housing First service model. You will also have experience and understanding of the health and social care system and liaising with social, health, and criminal justice agencies. The ability to manage your time and work effectively, along with strong communications skills and the ability to use social media are also required.
To find out more and to apply, please go visit our website.
Closing date: 5th January 2020 (at Midnight)
Interview date: 15th January 2020
This post will require an Enhanced DBS check to be processed for the successful applicant.
Our attractive benefits package includes:
- A salary increase after successfully completing six months.
- A 37.5 hour working week including flexible working hours (core hours are 10am – 4pm) in non-accommodation services
- 25 days annual leave, increasing annually to the maximum 30 days (plus paid Bank Holidays),
- A contributory pension scheme: SHP will contribute the equivalent of 5% of your annual salary
- Comprehensive and integrated training programme designed specifically to develop the skills and knowledge involved in our work
SHP is actively committed to equal opportunities and the promotion of diversity and inclusion, in all of our services and workplaces. We are also Disability Confident Committed, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and IIP accredited. In the London Homelessness Awards 2019 one of our Projects has been commended for their work