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Outreach Coordinator – Basildon
£28,221 - £31,401 P.A.
37.5 hrs per week
At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions.
Our belief is that rough sleeping is an intrinsically harmful and dangerous activity both for the individual and for the wider community. Therefore we take a proactive and assertive approach to supporting people away from this activity. Our aim is to support people to recover from the effects of rough sleeping and move away from a street lifestyle permanently.
We have an exciting opportunity for an Outreach Co-ordinator to join the Basildon Outreach and Street Impact Team on a full-time, permanent basis. The post will take a lead on coordinating a team of Outreach and Street Impact Workers to support individuals sleeping rough to safely exit the streets and access appropriate accommodation options. You will also be responsible for ensuring those options are sustained by working with the team to provide in-reach support once individuals have been housed.
The successful post holder will be responsible for coordinating rough sleeping services within the borough and will sit on the newly formed Rough Sleeping Initiative steering group in Basildon. You will lead a team of 2.5 staff members and volunteers to ultimately succeed in reducing the number of people sleeping rough in the Basildon area.
We are looking for a passionate, committed and insightful individual, with demonstrable experience of outreach, housing or working with homeless people. You will be dynamic with a solution-focused approach to helping vulnerable people to 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.
If you believe that you have what we are looking for, and have an interest in working for a charity which makes a real difference to the lives of people who are homeless, we would love to hear from you.
Closing date: 10.00am, Thursday 14 February 2019
Interview and assessments on: TBC
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.
We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants, as they are under-represented within St Mungo’s at this level.