Are you passionate about making a lasting difference to the lives of vulnerable adults?
About the role
Somewhere Safe to Stay (SSTS) is a new initiative being set up in response to the government’s National Rough Sleeping Strategy and aims to prevent people from sleeping rough. For Oxford, the SSTS service is based in a purpose developed building that will host a range of multi-agency services all aimed at tackling rough sleeping in the city.
The SSTS service focuses on helping people who are at imminent risk of sleeping. Our challenge is to quickly help avoid rough sleeping or off of the streets quickly and, through our assessment hubs, help them find alternative accommodation so they can avoid the dangers of rough sleeping.
Your focus will be on carrying out comprehensive assessments for those at imminent risk of rough sleeping and quickly helping to reconnect them with supported networks in their home area or where they have a proven link. We’ll also rely on you to provide each client with personalised case management support and turn their assessment into a practical action plan that fully involves them.
What we’re looking for
Ideally, you’ll have experience of working with vulnerable people or an understanding of the needs of street homeless people.
However, what’s more important is your systematic; yet at the same time flexible approach and ability to work collaboratively with others. Strong communication, influencing and reasoning skills are also key, as is a flair for solving problems. Other qualities include knowing how to network and build effective relationships with people at every level.
What we offer
Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities
St Mungo’s employees are encouraged to consider opportunities to develop new skills or progress including; secondments, internal transfers, application to new roles in the organisation or just to get involved in various projects happening within the organisation.
As a result last year 35% of our vacancies were filled by promotions. In 2019 we achieved We Invest in People Gold level accreditation and are one of just 3% of housing associations to achieve this standard; 82% of staff who took part in the IIP survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.
A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place
At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 8 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves. Our Networks include: BAME, Carer’s and Parent’s, Lived Experience, LGBTQIA+, Disability Awareness, South West, Irish and Women’s Action.
Pay and Other Benefits
St Mungo’s is proud to pay client facing staff above average for the sector. We run a cycle to work scheme and also offer season tickets loans to all staff.
St Mungo’s contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.
For this role staff can claim an additional 20% pay premium for unsocial hours worked as part of a day shift after 8pm or before 8am Monday to Friday as well as for all hours during day shifts worked on Saturday and Sunday.
What we do
At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do, and in 2019 we supported nearly 30,000 people who were either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our staff are crucial to making this happen.
How to apply
To find out more and apply please go to the St Mungo’s careers page on our website.
To view the job description and guidance on completing your application form, please click on the document available tab at the top of the advert page on our website.
Closing date: 10am on 21 July 2020
Interview and assessments on: TBC, via video call
It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check will be undertaken for the successful candidate.
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.