London, Greater London
£25,000 - £30,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

This is a new role. Its main purpose is to help develop and build relationships with frontline workers across different sectors supporting people experiencing homelessness. We are looking for a creative, empathetic, practive, self-motivated individual who has worked with organisations and frontline workers supporting people experiencing homelessness. You will use your sector knowledge to identify key people and networks to draw upon for support, as well as training opportunities and new geographical areas in which to set up new Networks. 

 

Main duties and responsibilities

Developing local networks

Over the last three years we have funded Partner organisations across the UK to provide local networks for frontline workers in their areas. Over the next three years we would like to expand this offer to areas in which we do not have a Partner. By providing initial capacity to start a local Frontline Network, through this new role, this would involve - 

  • Identifying geographical areas and key organisations which would like to establish a Frontline Network
  • Supporting new areas to develop a sustainable model for their local Network and run initial events for local frontline workers
  • Support new areas to identify local decision-makers and opportunities for frontline workers to engage with them
  • Feed into the development of an overall strategy for how we support frontline workers to set up local Frontline Networks in their area

Events

  • Providing additional capacity to the Senior Partnerships Officer around planning and implementation of the Annual Frontline Network Conference
  • Planning and organising two regional events per year which bring together speakers on key themes emerging through the Frontline Network
  • Promotong and managing the Events Fund
  • Ensuring that feedback is collected from all events funded through the Frontline Network

Training

  • Promote and manage the Frontline Network Training Fund
  • Help to develop and facilitate training opportunities; to fulfil identified training needs / gaps in provision
  • Promote the Shadow Fund to help facilitate links between frontline workers across the UK wishing to learn from each other

 

Person Specification

Qualifications: A-Level, degree preferred

Experience

  • Track record of working on the frontline with people experiencing homelessness
  • Networking and building relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Practical understanding of issues facing and affecting frontline workers supporting people experiencing homelessness

Skills and abilities

Essential

  • Experience of frontline working with people experiencing homelessness
  • An understanding of issues affecting frontline worker wellbeing
  • Ability to build relationships with people at different levels across different sectors
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to work collaboratively within multi-agency setting
  • Fantastic communication and presentation skills; engaging lots of different people
  • Managing competing priorities to meet tight timeframes

Desirable

  • Experience of promoting and encouraging take-up of resources targeted at a specific audience
  • Developing and implementing effective ways of capturing user feedback
  • Experience of identifying training needs and developing relevant training opportunities
  • Ability to manage a small budget
  • Experience of organising small events

Key attributes

  • Willingness to undertake UK-wide travel including overnight stays
  • A willingness to be flexible in response to the reasonable needs of the Charity and in taking on appropriate new responsibilities
  • A 'can do' attitude that enjoys leading and working as part of a supportive small team
  • Willingness to develop structure and process for a small rapidly expanding Charity

 

How to apply

Interested to come and work for us, then please provide - 

  • A current, comprehensive CV that tells us about your key achievements in your previous and current roles. Please include two referee details (who will not be contacted without your prior consent)
  • A supporting statement that explains how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, directly addressing the person specification.
  • Deadline for receipt of applications - midnight on Thursday 31 October 2019
  • Interviews to be held at St Martin-in-the-Fields on 12 November 2019
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St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity

The St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity helps homeless and vulnerably housed people. We are best known for our annual BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal ... Read more

Refreshed on: 25 October 2019
Closed date: 31 October 2019
Job ref: LNC2019
Tags: Admin, Project Management

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