Central London, like many cities across the world, is an exciting and stimulating place. However, for some, it is a place to go when things have gone profoundly wrong and there is nowhere else. When people are on the edge, homeless, isolated and in despair there must be a place to turn. The Connection is there to be with people as they overcome that isolation, recover and move on to a meaningful, fulfilling life.
The experiences of people on the edge matter. Their story must be told to those in a position of power and influence, so that homelessness, exclusion and isolation are not acceptable features of life in the UK.
The Connection at St. Martin’s empowers those who are on the edges of society to take control of their lives by:
• Providing practical support in an active environment designed to help people to recognise their own strengths, recover from crisis and move on;
• Collaborating with others who share our vision and mission not just in London, but other parts of the UK and the world;
• Sharing our learning with others, to deepen our own understanding and create a more socially just society for those on the margins.
About the team:
The Street Engagement Team is a new service which launched in April 2018. It was developed in response to the needs of a cohort of the street population in Westminster who were not accessing, or failing to benefit from, existing service provision and were remaining entrenched in a street lifestyle. The team provides a reassuring street presence, engagement, assessment and community-based case management, providing intensive case work in order to support clients to move away from a lifestyle on the street.
About the role:
The Street Engagement Team Manager will take forward the operational delivery of CSTM’s street engagement team, working with clients to move away from the streets and into services to address the underlying causes of their homelessness. This role requires someone with a strong track record in co-production and a strengths-based approach to working with people who have multiple and complex needs. Alongside overseeing the work of a team, the Street Engagement Team Manager will have the personal credibility to build confidence with other Westminster based services, specialist NHS teams, local businesses, business improvement districts and the wider community. The Manager must be well organised, focused and able to use coaching techniques to develop those around them. Finally, they must be a positive role model and committed to playing a key part in shaping the future design and delivery of CSTM’s services.
So, are you interested in this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits? To apply, please submit an application highlighting how you meet the requirements of the role set out in the person specification attached. Only candidates that provide this, and who meet the essential criteria within the person specification, will be considered for an interview.
Details of the full job description, which includes the detailed person specification and application form are available on our website.