Shelter

Shelter Blackpool, UK
22/01/2019
Full time
Blackpool/East Lancashire Closing date: 4 February 2019 at 11.30pm We're looking for someone with experience of providing housing, debt and/or welfare benefit advice to join us as an Advice, Support and Guidance Worker to provide vital supervision and support to offenders recently released or on community orders to help reduce the cycle of reoffending. Shelter's Community Integration Team provides an integrated resettlement service across Lancashire. As well as completing initial assessments for referred offenders recently released from custody or on community orders, we deliver a holistic support package, offering housing, finance and debt and welfare benefit interventions via group and 1-2-1 appointments. About the role As an Advice, Support and Guidance Worker you will play a critical role in supporting offenders, providing specific resettlement work to enable them to reintegrate into society and live a crime free lifestyle. This will involve carrying out initial needs and risk assessments for each individual, in order to develop a holistic resettlement plan. There will be a focus on offering advice relating to housing, finance and debt and welfare benefit issues. Coordinating employment and other pathway interventions by managing referrals to appropriate providers will also be a key part of this role. About you You'll have considerable experience of providing housing and debt advice, together with an understanding of the main issues affecting homelessness and offenders. Experience of providing advocacy on behalf of clients to other agencies and authorities is important too, as is a proactive, client-focused and collaborative approach, great relationship building skills, respect for others' opinions and the ability to deal effectively with change. Proficient in the use of MS office applications, you'll have good typing skills. Experience using case management systems and holding a full driving licence and access to a vehicle is desirable. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no-one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies. At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them. Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
Shelter Edinburgh, UK
17/01/2019
Full time
Closing date: Monday 28th January 2019 at 11.30pm Shelter Scotland is looking for a dynamic Head of Communications and Policy with experience of managing the communications mix and influencing policy and decision makers to head up a dedicated team. Our award-winning Communications and Policy Team is responsible for promoting Shelter Scotland's brand. They also lead our public campaigning and digital communications to achieve change for those that do not have a safe, secure or affordable home in Scotland. Their work targets national and local government, as well as communities and stakeholder groups. And, by using rigorous research, client insight and human stories, they develop campaigns for change to tackle the root causes of Scotland's housing crisis. Right now, we need someone like you to lead and manage our communications and policy activities in line with our new strategy. About the role As well as motivating and inspiring a team, you'll be responsible for developing and delivering a communications plan and making sure we're positioned effectively with policy makers and decision makers alike. Seeing that our digital presence continues to break new ground will be one of the challenges awaiting you too, as will developing and projecting compelling messages to the right audience at the right time in order to bring about change. Working with the Director of Shelter Scotland, our Head of Services and Head of Business Development you will provide leadership across the organisation, line manage others and oversee the department's annual budget. About you Used to developing and delivering effective communications, you also have strong management skills and a proven ability to effectively coordinate a department to deliver impact. We'll also be looking for an excellent knowledge of digital communications and their strategic importance. As comfortable coordinating key policy messages as you are representing an organisation externally, including undertaking speaking engagements and media interviews, you're proactive, results-driven and commercially aware. What's more, you're not afraid to question convention and challenge the status quo when required. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter Scotland is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies. For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. At Shelter Scotland, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them. Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
Shelter Manchester Central Library, St. Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD, UK
16/01/2019
Contractor
Closing date: 27 January 2019 at 11.30pm Come and join us We're looking for a passionate individual with lived experience of homelessness, addiction and mental health issues to come and join us and make a difference to the way we do things. If you believe that people should have a say in their own support and that they should be at the front of making meaningful change then this could be the traineeship for you. Who we are Inspiring Change Manchester is an 8 year BIG Lottery funded project that is designed to try out new approaches to empowering people facing multiple and complex needs to lead fulfilling lives. This project is led by Shelter in partnership with Self-Help Services, Back-On-Track and Community-Led Initiatives. Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. Involving statutory, voluntary and private sector organisations alongside a core group of service users, the Inspiring Change Manchester programme is focused on long term service change. We believe that people living in Manchester who have multiple and complex needs can achieve real, lasting growth and fulfilment. To succeed however, we'll need to inspire a wide range of people across the city to change their beliefs and their behaviour. Our vision? To help people improve their lives and sustain these improvements by transforming Manchester's systems and services. You'll help us do just that. This role is also co-funded by the Street Support Network and Homeless Link for the Reboot UK Project. About the role We'll give you a comprehensive introduction to the traineeship, after which you'll join our Manchester HUB team Team and help provide guided self-help and support to people accessing our Information & Resource Centre service. You'll also play a leading role in Reboot UK, a digital inclusion project led by Homeless Link and hosted by ICM - creating digital community champions at different locations throughout the city. Working alongside the Street Support Network, you'll help organisations who work across the city keep information up to date on the Street Support website. And you, will receive training and support throughout, with the goal of obtaining future employment. Along the way you'll also have access to a personal budget you can spend on training, wellbeing, education, coaching etc. About you We're looking for someone with personal multiple and complex needs; including homelessness, mental ill health, substance misuse, criminal justice, and other related issues and the passion to effect change in Manchester. With a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team, you will have the communication skills it takes to interact effectively with people from a whole variety of backgrounds. Basic computer skills, e.g. word processing, the internet and emails systems are helpful, but support can be provided. We're looking for enthusiasm and a desire to develop and learn new skills. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no-one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies. For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them. Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
Shelter Norwich, UK
15/01/2019
Full time
Project Coordinator - Pathways £30,914 pa plus excellent benefits Norwich Do you have knowledge of housing /homelessness issues and experience of service operational management, the day-to day management of staff and working with people with complex needs..... click apply for full job details
Shelter London, UK
15/01/2019
Full time
Hackney, Westminster, London Closing date: 23 January 2019 at 11.30 pm Are you a client-focused individual with recent experience of providing specialist level housing, debt or welfare benefits advice? Join Shelter as an Advice, Support & Guidance Worker and help ensure our clients get the support they need. Housing has become a national emergency that affects all of us. At Shelter, we believe a safe home isn't just a fundamental need - it should be a right. That's why, more than ever, this year and beyond we are leading the way to a safe home. We're going to rally the country to join us on our mission to rise up, speak with a united voice, pick up the pieces and fix the underlying problem. Together we can bring fundamental change. And no matter how long it takes, we will succeed. Will you join our London services and help us? About the roles As an Advice, Support & Guidance Worker, you'll conduct initial interviews at the advice centre, outreach sites and over the telephone in order to ensure our clients can access and sustain their accommodation, improve financial resilience and health and thrive in their community. Carrying out initial housing needs assessments and developing a strategy with the client, supporting them when moving into accommodation and connecting them with local support services are also key elements of this role. We currently have three vacancies at projects across our London Hub. When applying please indicate which role you are interested in: Star Partnership & London Youth Gateway In this role, you will spend half of your time working as part of the STAR Partnership which aims to help up to 5,000 people a year (over the age of 25), in Partnership with Thames Reach, Stonewall Housing and St Mungo's with Shelter the lead partner. The remainder of your time will be spent working as part of the London Youth Gateway project which aims to help up to 1,500 people a year (under the age of 25) in Partnership with New Horizons Youth Centre, DePaul UK, Stonewall Housing, LGBT Jigsaw and Albert Kennedy Trust with New Horizons Youth Centre as the lead partner. Both are 4 year London Councils' funded projects delivering a pan-London housing and homelessness service for Londoners and support is delivered through a mixture of channels including telephone, face to face and digital advice. Westminster Under the 5-year Westminster contract the Shelter team works in partnership with Residential Management Group, the organisation contracted to deliver Westminster Council's Housing Solutions Service, and the Passage. The role of the Shelter team is to provide early-intervention housing advice to Westminster residents via a range of outreach surgeries operated across the borough. The service will work in partnership with other agencies to identify those who are at risk of homelessness and work with them to prevent this wherever possible. Hackney Based out of Shelter's customer-facing Hackney Hub, you will work alongside an Advice Assistant and another Advice Support and Guidance Worker to provide housing advice and support to visitors to the drop-in sessions hosted from the Hub. The Hub also offers an Information Resource Centre offering practical assistance to service users which you will work closely alongside. You will work holistically in conjunction with service users to find a resolution to the presenting housing issue, and will be required to assist the wider London Hub as required. About you You'll need relevant experience gained working within housing, debt or welfare benefit advice and within a safeguarding framework working with vulnerable people or those with multiple and complex needs. We'll also be looking for a proven ability to prepare, plan and deliver briefings or group work sessions and work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, both statutory and non-statutory. Proficiency using a range of IT tools to carry out your work, including case management systems, Microsoft Office applications, internet and email etc. is important too, with the ability to type preferred. Proactive, results-driven and sensitive to the needs of others, you work well within a team and aren't afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas, methods and processes if appropriate. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies. At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them. Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.