Shelter

Shelter 7, Kingston Court, 60 Gower St, Glasgow G41 5QD, UK
21/09/2018
Full time
Shelter Scotland is looking for a client-focused solicitor or barrister with relevant post-qualifying experience, to provide a specialist legal casework service in Housing Law, including litigation and consultancy work. 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. Part of the Advice Services provision within our Services section, The Scottish Housing Law Service is funded by the Scottish Government and Scottish Legal Aid Board and also receives income through legal aid casework. The team serves all of Scotland and is based in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee. It consists of a Principal Solicitor, four Solicitors, two lay representatives, a Legal Administration Manager, Senior Administrator and an Administrative Assistant. Join us in this interesting maternity cover role and you could soon be providing legal advice and representation primarily to clients referred by our Advice Services and projects. About the role Your challenge will be to maintain an active caseload that enables homeless people, people with housing problems and those with problems relating to other specified area(s) of social welfare law to enforce their existing rights. This will involve litigation in test and lead cases and taking cases to judicial review. Carrying out follow-up casework and litigation, including research, will be important too, as will meeting work in progress and billing targets set by the management team. We'll also rely on you to keep up-to-date with changes in legislation and case law and provide casework support to advisers via an advice line service. And, when it comes to supporting the development of our policy and legislative responses or providing training to staff on housing law and court procedure, again, we'll look to you to play your part. About you You'll need a proven post qualifying track record in housing law, including litigation and representing in court on behalf of homeless people or people in housing need. Practice experience of running community care, welfare benefits or debt cases would be useful too, although this is not essential. You must, however, have handled a wide range of housing cases (public and private sector) on issues including homelessness, security of tenure and possession proceedings. A sound knowledge of legal aid (publicly funded) work, including legal representation and legal help is also required, together with a proactive, results-driven approach, strong client-focus and excellent all round communication skills. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave (pro rata), the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. Shelter Scotland is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. 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. Closing date: 2 October 2018 at 11.30 pm.
Shelter London, UK
20/09/2018
Full time
Closing date: 24th September 2018 at 11.30pm We're looking for a results-driven individual with proven experience in a leadership role managing complex integrated fundraising/marketing campaigns to join us in an exciting new role as Head of Integrated Fundraising Projects . 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. Our award-winning fundraising division consists of five successful teams: Community and Events, High Value Partnerships, Individual Giving, Digital Fundraising and Database Management and Insight. The Heads of each make up a Department Management Team that helps lead and deliver Shelter's fundraising strategy. The department also works very closely with the rest of the organisation to develop fundraising opportunities and build strong supporter engagement. Currently, fundraising generates over £35m gross income a year, of which a high percentage is unrestricted, thus giving us an exceptional level of investment flexibility. About the Role A large focus of your role (about 60-75%) will be on leading our annual Christmas Campaign, which currently generates £3.5m but has the potential, and we have the ambition, to double this. It's a key income generator and its success is essential for our financial sustainability. It's also our flagship integrated campaign, which brings together many departments and touches almost everyone in the organisation. Indeed, it will see you work across all areas of fundraising, as well as with retail, campaigns, media, digital, and services colleagues. The role will also see you lead a number of integrated projects that are a combination of cross organisational and cross directorate, as well as strategic and operational. About you You'll need to be an excellent collaborator with a track record of growing income/performance of a fundraising or marketing campaign. You should also be an experienced senior project manager who is used to working with project management methodologies and processes. Adept at working across a diverse range of tasks simultaneously while maintaining strong attention to detail, your impeccable time management skills are complemented by the ability to think strategically and act operationally. It also goes without saying that you have excellent written and verbal communication skills and are great at developing strong working relationships. What's more, you're creative and commercially aware and not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas when necessary. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. 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 London, UK
20/09/2018
Full time
Closing date: 28 September 2018 at 11.30pm Shelter is looking for a proactive individual with major donor fundraising experience or similar transferable skills to join our high-performing major donor team as a Senior Philanthropy Executive and manage a portfolio of new and existing donors. 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. Part of an award-winning fundraising team, High Value Partnerships raises funds from high-net-worth individuals, legacy pledgers, trusts, the Big Lottery Fund and corporates. Against the backdrop of a worsening housing crisis and increasing numbers of people who are homeless, the Philanthropy team has received significant investment in recent years and continues to grow. Indeed, now is a particularly exciting time to join us as we embark on the next stage of our ambitious strategy to double our current income target of £10.5m by 2021. About the role Developing and managing relationships with a varied portfolio of donors and matching their philanthropic interests with areas of our work to solicit major gifts of £3,000 or above is the challenge here. Via personal written or telephone correspondence, conversations at special events, 1-2-1 meetings or visits to Shelter services, you'll cultivate relationships based on building an understanding of our work and mission. We'll also rely on you to support the development and management of fundraising 'products' aimed at engaging donors in various ways. This will include helping to coordinate Shelter's Justice Fund - a giving club raising money for our legal services - as well as helping to strengthen our case for support by developing exciting additional campaigns aimed at funding future development of our digital advice services. About you You'll need a proven ability to build fruitful relationships with individuals, possibly in a fundraising environment. You'll also need to be comfortable 'making the ask' - soliciting prospects for first-time gifts, as well as asking existing donors for subsequent gifts. Good time management skills and experience of juggling a variety of projects and using your initiative to solve problems and achieve results is important too. Self-motivated and commercially aware, you're equally at home collaborating with others or working autonomously. What's more, you're not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas when appropriate and are proficient using Microsoft Office applications and Raiser's Edge, or a similar database. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family-friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. 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 Plymouth, UK
18/09/2018
Full time
Closing date: 24 September 2018 at 11.30pm We're looking for a personable individual with considerable client and customer service experience to join our Plymouth Hub as an Information & Resource Officer and help people seeking information get the advice they need. 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. Shelter Plymouth operates a dynamic city centre hub co located with other advice agencies offering a range of holistic advice and support services to a diverse range of clients, including legal advice and representation and housing related support services. We specialise in defending possession, homelessness and unlawful eviction. About the Role As Information & Resource Officer, working closely with partner agencies, you'll provide a professional, impartial and pragmatic advice service on social welfare issues, we'll rely on you to develop and maintain a suite of resources to aid client self-help and provide guided self-help assistance where required. Signposting and supporting our clients and our partners' clients to access resources such as Shelter's internet advice site and local policies and procedures like money management tools and benefits information, will be important too as will assisting with marketing and promotion, including updating our websites. And, when it comes to working with, and supporting, the development and inclusion of a small team of volunteers that assist with information, form filling, guided self-help and signposting, again, we'll count on you. About you To succeed, you'll need a background in helping customers find and use relevant information and experience in social welfare law issues, including housing and homelessness. We'll also be looking for strong communication skills, a collaborative way of working and a willingness to challenge the status quo and come up with new ideas. A proactive, results-driven and customer focused team player, you respect others opinions, feelings and motivations too. What's more, you're proficient using Microsoft Office applications and case management systems, have good typing skills. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. 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.
Shelter Forest, Melksham SN12 7RD, UK
16/09/2018
Full time
We're looking for someone with proven housing law and debt advice knowledge to join our 'Through the Gate' team at HMP Forest Bank as an Offender Resettlement Worker . 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. As part of Transforming Rehabilitation, Shelter has been contracted to deliver housing, finance and debt advice in prisons across the North West. The service will consist of a Through the Gate Resettlement Team based on site delivering advice via the new Resettlement Planning process. It will work closely with a wealth of other agencies and workers too, including CRC staff, prison officers and staff, statutory and voluntary agencies; probation staff and agencies external to the prison environment. This is your chance to play an important role. About the role As an Offender Resettlement Worker you will be part of a dedicated team delivering a professional, outcome focussed Resettlement Service to offenders, either on site or via outreach at additional HMP locations within your CPA. This will include completing resettlement plans for each offender and delivering induction, group work, wing surgeries and pre-release planning. Carrying out housing, finance and debt interventions and co-ordinating employment and other pathway interventions by managing referrals to appropriate providers is also required. About you You'll have considerable experience of housing law and debt advice and of supporting individuals seeking employment, together with a good 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, a full driving licence and access to a vehicle. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. 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. Closing date: 27 th September 2018 (at 11.30 pm)
Shelter London, UK
15/09/2018
Full time
Closing date: Sunday 30 th September 2018 at 11.30pm Shelter is looking for a proactive individual with experience of working with high net worth individuals (HNWIs) in a charity or commercial environment, to join us as a Senior Development Manager - Philanthropy and help accelerate growth in our six and seven figure donations. 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. Part of an award winning fundraising team, High Value Partnerships raises funds from high-net-worth individuals (Philanthropy), legacy pledgers, trusts, the Big Lottery Fund and businesses. Against the backdrop of a worsening housing crisis and increasing numbers of people who are homeless, the Philanthropy team has ambitious plans to significantly grow its income to meet the ever-growing demand for our services. Join us, and, as part of a passionate and creative team, you'll help us take philanthropy fundraising to new heights. About the role This brand new position involves building a pipeline of prospective high net worth donors and meeting fundraising targets that allow us to deliver vital services across the UK. It also involves coming up with propositions and leading the development of products that will support growth in large donations and pledges. Working across fundraising and the broader organisation, we'll rely on you to build a plan for Shelter to attract larger numbers of gifts. You'll also be responsible for developing a strategy to expand our networks and deepening relationships with existing donors with the capacity to give transformational gifts. Managing and cultivating a portfolio of donors and prospects, working with research colleagues to identify potential new donors and line managing a Development Manager - all are aspects of this challenging role. About you You'll need proven experience of soliciting large donations from HNWIs or working with HNW clients in a private sector role. We'll also be looking for a flair for writing clear, compelling proposals and reports that effectively communicate the difference Shelter makes. Excellent relationship building skills are also a given, as is an understanding of trends in the philanthropy and broader fundraising space. Self-motivated, results-driven and commercially aware, you're equally at home collaborating with others or working autonomously. What's more, you're a creative thinker who's not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas when appropriate. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. 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 London, UK
15/09/2018
Print Production Controller £31,018-£32,342 pa + excellent benefits London, EC1 Closing date: 1st October 2018 at 11.30pm We're looking for a creative individual with good knowledge of all things print, to join us as Print Production Controller and manage the day-to-day trafficking of print and merchandise jobs through the Creative team, and much more besides. 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. Part of Shelter's Communications, Policy and Campaigns division, the Creative Team delivers integrated campaigns, including print and online publications, merchandise and communications materials, for the whole organisation. Not only do we encompass design and production, our skills are diverse too, covering a wide range of new and traditional media that includes digital; print and display; motion; photography and film. As well as developing innovative and cost-effective ways to promote Shelter, we act as creators and guardians of the Shelter identity and work hard to keep things on-brand. Join us, as a key member of the project management team. About the role Working closely with our Project Managers, you'll scope briefs from internal stakeholders and schedule the necessary creative resource. You'll also work on smaller projects from brief through design and into production and make sure that each brief is complete so you can brief designers and copywriters on the project. Another main focus of the role will be to oversee the print, merchandise and other production items across the organisation. Indeed, Offering advice, expertise and solutions throughout the lifespan of a project will be vital. Obtaining quotes, managing stock in the warehouse, overseeing our online ordering system and contributing op the planning process in terms of print and creative budgets - you'll be responsible for all of this, and more. About you You'll need knowledge of all print processes, print purchasing procedures, budget control and arranging complex delivery logistics plus a proven ability to negotiate and troubleshoot effectively. We'll also be looking for a firm grasp of publishing creative processes and project delivery lead times for print and web media and experience of working cross-divisionally and with external suppliers. Proficient in the use of project management systems, creative design software and Excel spreadsheets, you're commercially aware, customer-focused and passionate about producing only the very best quality materials. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. 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 Dorset, UK
15/09/2018
Full time
Closing date: 25 September 2018 at 11.30pm We're looking for a client-focused individual with recent experience of providing person-centred support to vulnerable people to join us as a Senior Support Worker and help people with multiple complex needs to secure accommodation. 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. Operating out of our Dorset Hub in Bournemouth, the brand new Housing First project aims to place vulnerable people into stable, independent accommodation and help them maintain their tenancy. Each tenancy will be underpinned with persistent and assertive wraparound support. What's more, in keeping with the principles of Housing First, retaining a tenancy will not be dependent on engaging with support or treatment services. About the role Your challenge will be to build relationships with a caseload of people with multiple complex needs in order to engage them with Housing First services. Together, you'll then develop co-produced, outcome-focused support plans that reflect each individual's personal strengths and goals. We'll also rely on you to co-ordinate interventions provided by other agencies to make sure the right support is provided at the right time, and to develop relationships with landlords to secure accommodation options. Motivating and leading the Housing First delivery team, ensuring the service adheres to our quality standards and meets required contract outcomes and adopting and modelling best practice - all are aspects of this vital role. About you You'll need experience of managing staff and volunteers and providing support services to people with multiple and complex needs and a good understanding of the issues they face. Knowledge of the key principles of the Housing First model and how to use provisions available within housing and homeless legislation to secure accommodation is important too. Used to working within a safeguarding framework, you have a forward thinking, calm and organised but flexible approach, plus a willingness to actively contribute new ideas and approaches to improve service delivery. You'll also have the confidence to attend meetings to promote this new service locally. Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications and a case management system is also required. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. 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 City of London, UK
14/09/2018
Full time
Shelter is looking for a proactive individual with experience of working with high net worth individuals (HNWIs) in a charity or commercial environment, to join us as a Senior Development Manager - Philanthropy and help accelerate growth in our six and seven figure donations. 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. Part of an award winning fundraising team, High Value Partnerships raises funds from high-net-worth individuals (Philanthropy), legacy pledgers, trusts, the Big Lottery Fund and businesses. Against the backdrop of a worsening housing crisis and increasing numbers of people who are homeless, the Philanthropy team has ambitious plans to significantly grow its income to meet the ever-growing demand for our services. Join us, and, as part of a passionate and creative team, you'll help us take philanthropy fundraising to new heights. About the role This brand new position involves building a pipeline of prospective high net worth donors and meeting fundraising targets that allow us to deliver vital services across the UK. It also involves coming up with propositions and leading the development of products that will support growth in large donations and pledges. Working across fundraising and the broader organisation, we'll rely on you to build a plan for Shelter to attract larger numbers of gifts. You'll also be responsible for developing a strategy to expand our networks and deepening relationships with existing donors with the capacity to give transformational gifts. Managing and cultivating a portfolio of donors and prospects, working with research colleagues to identify potential new donors and line managing a Development Manager - all are aspects of this challenging role. About you You'll need proven experience of soliciting large donations from HNWIs or working with HNW clients in a private sector role. We'll also be looking for a flair for writing clear, compelling proposals and reports that effectively communicate the difference Shelter makes. Excellent relationship building skills are also a given, as is an understanding of trends in the philanthropy and broader fundraising space. Self-motivated, results-driven and commercially aware, you're equally at home collaborating with others or working autonomously. What's more, you're a creative thinker who's not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas when appropriate. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. 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.