Fixed term opportunity for 12 months
Are you looking to take the next step in your outreach career?
About the role
The current City and Tower Hamlets Outreach Navigators work with approximately 50 clients across the two local authorities. An exciting opportunity has arisen through extra funding for this project from the MHCLG, expanding the team to five Navigators in total. This unique team will focus on the areas below for those rough sleeping or in accommodation in the City or Tower Hamlets.
- Securing and sustaining accommodation
- Improve Health and wellbeing
- Engaging and sustaining in formal treatment for those who have substance misuse
- Employment and Education securing a range of educational and employment opportunities, including volunteering.
The team will be a 9am-5pm service, but some flexibility will be expected to ensure we meet the needs of our service users.
What we’re looking for
We’re looking for someone with experience in the homeless sector or working with vulnerable adults, with some management experience preferable.
We’re looking for the successful candidate to be proactive, analytical, and empathetic, with a flexible approach.
Above all we are looking for inspirational, committed individuals who have a genuine desire to support people to transform 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.
Flexible Working and Other Benefits
We are committed to maintaining your work/life balance. We offer 25 days annual leave, and operate a very popular Flexi Time scheme, which allows you to supplement your annual leave entitlement. After 5 years, staff annual leave entitlement increases to 28 days.
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 3 June 2020
Interview and assessments on: 15 June 2020
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.