SW7, London

£28,908 - £32,398 per year

Contract, Full-time

About the organisation

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Job Description

Fixed term contract until 31st March 2020 (with possibility of extension)

37.5hrs per week

St Mungo’s is working in partnership with Kensington and Chelsea Council to deliver the Homelessness Prevention & Engagement (HoPE) project.  The project aims to rapidly intervene when clients present at their local authority housing options services, in order to prevent clients from sleeping rough.

30% of new rough sleepers report that they have sought advice and assistance from their local authority before they slept rough for the first time in the capital.  We believe that rough sleeping is harmful and we are committed to preventing the need to sleep rough in London.

As a HoPE Worker you will work within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, identifying and fully assessing the needs of non-statutory people at risk of rough sleeping.  You will also put measures in place to help clients find or maintain stable accommodation; preventing them from sleeping rough.  Your work will also involve working to establish strong links with support organisations for clients and working with supported housing providers, to help clients find move on opportunities.

We are looking for exceptional individual to provide support, advice and interventions to help prevent people from rough sleeping.  You do not necessarily need to have direct experience in this area of work; as we are looking for someone who is dynamic and creative with excellent communication and negotiating skills.  You will also have the ability to work in a busy, fast paced environment and a commitment to helping vulnerable people make positive changes in their lives. ​

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.

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Closing date: 10.00am, 28 May 2019
Interview and assessments 10 June 2019

It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check, will be undertaken for the successful candidate.

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.