Do you want to work in a role where you can support people to rebuild their lives?
About the role
We are looking for someone to join the team as a HARP Connect Worker on a fixed term contract until 31 March 2021.
Funded by London Councils, the role of the HARP Connect team is to provide a pan-London Housing Advice, Resettlement and Prevention Connect Service. This is a ‘Through the Gate’ service working with ex-offenders who are at risk of homelessness or of no fixed abode on release from Prisons across London.
In the role of HARP Worker you will play an integral part in the team by providing housing advice and support to clients, support them to find suitable accommodation to prevent them from rough sleeping. Working alongside volunteers you will provide ongoing support so that clients can manage and sustain their tenancies; encourage clients to become active members in the community by supporting them with issues including mental or physical health, substance misuse or family breakdown. Working across London, you will build strong links with key stakeholders within Local Authorities, Prisons and other partner agencies so that you can provide the best service to our clients.
What we’re looking for
This role will suit those with some experience of working with ex-offenders as well as:
An understanding of the difficulties ex-offenders may experience in accessing services.
- Knowledge of the Criminal Justice system, Welfare, Housing Rights and Antisocial Behaviour legislation will also be beneficial.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with others whilst managing your own time.
The ability to support and empower individuals to make positive changes.
Above all we are looking for inspirational, committed individuals who have a genuine desire to support people to rebuild their lives.
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 7 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, 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%.
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 1 June 2020
Interview and assessments on: 15-16 June 2020 (to be held remotely via video conference 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.