Single Homeless Project
London, Greater London
Starting at £27,098 rising incrementally to £29,675 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life? Do you have the commitment and resilience needed, to work with some of the most vulnerable people in our communities? If the answer is yes, please read on

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.  

During the Covid-19 pandemic, local authorities in London have provided temporary housing through hotel accommodation to significant numbers of rough sleepers.  Suitable longer term Private Rented Sector accommodation has now been sourced for these individuals and some of those local authorities have commissioned SHP to provide specialist input and support to the most complex cases from this cohort.    

The Navigator roles are newly funded positions in their respective boroughs and as a Navigator, you will be responsible for a designated case-load of people; providing specialist housing support to the most complex cases, with holistic wraparound support being at the heart of the multi-agency approach.  Ultimately, the support will be working towards enabling tenancy sustainment  within in-borough and out of borough independent accommodation and integration into their local communities.

To succeed, you will have:

  • A high level of experience and understanding of the provision of services to people with complex needs who are rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping
  • A commitment to improving services and life chances for people with complex needs
  • An understanding of the importance of professional integrity in relationships with service users, peers and other relevant professionals
  • Experience of effective liaison with social, health, housing and criminal justice agencies
  • An ability to find ways to engage and work with clients who may have a low level of interaction with and suspicion of services and make relationships with people who find it difficult to engage
  • An ability to engage with a wide range of professionals, some of whom may have different approaches to problem solving and advocate to agencies on behalf of the Project and its clients

Closing date : 11th October 2020  at Midnight)

Interviews to be held on: 19th & 20th October 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
  • Staff Health Cash Plan and discounts scheme
  • 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 was commended for their work.  

Refreshed on: 25 September 2020
Closed date: 11 October 2020
Job ref: SHP987
Tags: Support Worker, Housing Management