Sutton, Greater London

£27,218 - £30,708 per year

Permanent, Full-time

About the organisation

Our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions.

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Job Description

Sutton Vulnerable Adults – Employment Opportunities Coordinator

£27,218 - £30,708 PA

Permanent

37.5 hours per week

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. We provide a bed and support to more than 2,700 people a night who are either homeless or at risk, and work to end homelessness and rebuild lives.

The Sutton Vulnerable Adults Pathway is a large interlinked service offering accommodation and floating support services operated in Sutton by St Mungo’s. The service is commissioned by the London Borough of Sutton. Our aim is to deliver a recovery focused service that provides a place of safety, appropriate housing and support for all clients to help alleviate and prevent homelessness in Sutton.

We have a variety of flexible accommodation services and floating support, which means we can adapt our service to meet the needs of a broad range of people.

This includes:

  • A 24 hour assessment hub

  • An intensive Housing First service

  • A flexible semi-independent service

  • A floating support service offering preventative and resettlement support

St Mungo’s and the London Borough of Sutton have high aspirations for our clients. We are looking to recruit an Opportunities Coordinator to support the team of key workers in encouraging their clients to engage in meaningful activities, as part of their recovery. Reporting to the Service Manager, you will be responsible for developing local partnerships to produce a range of opportunities for clients to engage with, wherever they are in their recovery journey. Opportunities should range from informal volunteering to working with educational and vocational training providers and employment agencies.

The Employment Opportunities Coordinator will be responsible for carrying out a gap analysis within the service and developing an action plan to ensure all clients have access to meaningful activities. We are looking for someone with experience of developing and maintaining partnership relationships. Communication skills are essential, as the role will involve both supporting key workers to motivate their clients and communicating our vision for the service to partner agencies. A good working knowledge of in work benefits would be advantageous.

In return, we offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and initiatives to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. We are also committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities in support of their personal and professional development.

To find out more and apply please visit 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, 2 September 2019
Interview and assessments on: 17 September 2019

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.

At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are in the top 50 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2019, we are also proud to have been awarded Personnel Today’s 2018 Diversity and Inclusion (Public Sector) award and we are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities that we live and work within, we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.