Justlife are looking to recruit 2 Network Development Workers (1 full time and 1 part time) to join our Research and Policy team to help us develop our network of people and organisations across the UK who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of the thousands of people living in Unsupported Temporary Accommodation (UTA). The roles can be based at either of our projects, in Brighton or Manchester, and will involve regular travel between both areas and nationally. The role will include supporting the development of new and existing Temporary Accommodation Action Groups, gathering and sharing of information and learning related to UTA and developing potential solutions.
We are looking for people who are confident in communicating with a wide range of people, able to learn and reflect and think creatively to solve problems and develop solutions. Our values include collaboration, innovation and being people focussed and we will be looking for those who can fit our team and ethos as an organisation, and help us develop our work to help make people's experience of UTA be as short, safe and healthy as possible.
Research and Policy Team
The aim of the Research and Policy Team is to influence the housing and homelessness sector to ensure stays in unsupported temporary accommodation (UTA) are as short, safe and healthy as possible. Since 2013 Justlife have carried out research and produced reports including on the effects on the health and wellbeing of people placed in UTA, recommendations of solutions to the challenges faced by local authorities, landlords and support services, as well as mapping the provision of UTA across England.
The research and policy work build on local frontline services in Brighton and Manchester that support adults experiencing housing vulnerability, many of which face complex and multiple disadvantage. It uses learning from the services and wider research it carries out to influence policy and systems change for residents of UTA on a local and national level, as well as within the Justlife services.
One of the key recommendations in the ‘Not Home’ report was the development of Temporary Accommodation Action Groups across the country. The UTA Network has been developed as a means for Justlife to support local areas, organisations and individuals, to set up and run Temporary Accommodation Action Groups as well as sharing knowledge and experience, gain a better understanding of the national picture and provide a stronger platform on which to campaign for change in the sector.
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