Flexible location but role holder is expected to be based at our Camberwell office 2 days a week
Are you a passionate, collaborative and influential individual with successful experience of managing large complex projects and successfully influencing policy, commissioners and strategic developments? If so, St Giles Trust is looking for a Peer Advisor Network Lead Manager to provide overall leadership for our Peer Advisor Network and be accountable for it achieving its goals and sustainable success.
About St Giles Trust and our Peer Advisor Programme
An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.
Our Peer Advisor Programme originated in our prison work over 18 years ago and we have since expanded it by developing a number of community-based Hubs. These Hubs develop and train Peer Advisors, linking them not only with St Giles services but also local partner organisations and enabling those with a wider range of lived experiences to benefit from the programme. We recently secured a large four-year grant from the National Lottery Community Fund, which is enabling us to expand and develop our Peer Advisor work across the UK.
About this exciting opportunity
You will be expected to provide strategic direction and ensure effective organisation, communication and performance, plus produce and regularly update a project plan which clearly sets out activity and outcomes, and demonstrates how the goals of the project will be achieved. You will monitor and manage the project budget and enjoy full responsibility for monthly, quarterly and annual reporting, plus ensure there is strong internal and external communication and promotion of the project.
You will also build the profile of the Peer Advisor Network, plus ensure there is a robust evaluation of the project and evidence base to support the case for system change. Identifying and cultivating strong relationships with partners, commissioners, funding agencies and national, regional and local governments is also a key duty.
What we are looking for:
- Experience of working on lived experience or peer approaches
- Proven record of successfully building partnerships and securing income and business development
- Extensive experience of budgeting and financial management
- The ability to provide leadership to a national initiative and to act strategically at national levels
- Outstanding interpersonal, networking and relationship-building skills
- Excellent communication, report writing, IT, social media and presentation skills
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, childcare vouchers, season ticket loan and much more.
For further information, or to apply, please visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.
Closing date: 9th February 2020. Interview date: February 25th or 26th, 2020.