261.6km | Manchester , UK
|Hours||37.5 - 37.5 Hours|
Do you have experience of coordinating an employment, training & education (ETE) or involvement programme for people with lived experience, ideally gained in a programme delivered in multiple sites across a wide geographical area? Then join Shelter as a GROW Programme Coordinator and you could soon be playing a key role within our Changing Futures team.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the programme
Changing Futures is a £64 million joint initiative by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and The National Lottery Community Fund for local organisations to work in partnership to better support those who experience multiple disadvantage. Through Changing Futures in Greater Manchester, Shelter works in partnership with GMCA, locality partnerships and other VCSE and community partners to ensure lived experience is at the heart of design, delivery and systems change. At the same time, a Gaining Real Opportunities for Work (GROW) Campus focuses on supporting and developing five GROW Trainees, whilst also influencing wider change around lived experience in the workforce and inclusive recruitment. This Traineeship programme has been operational since 2015 and aims to provide supported employment opportunities for people who have a lived experience of multiple disadvantages. This is your chance to be part of its future.
About the role
As the 'Changing Futures'GROW Coordinator you’ll be responsible for the strategic oversight of all GROW placements. You’ll also work closely with the Changing Futures Innovation sites (Oldham, Rochdale, Wigan, Manchester) and GMCA, including providing support around inclusive recruitment and sharing best practice regarding employing people with lived experience of multiple disadvantages. Co-ordinating the programme to ensure Trainees have a high-quality traineeship and that the structures and resources to facilitate traineeships are in place will be key. We’ll also rely on you to promote the programme to partners, funders and other audiences, in order to raise awareness of the value of employing people with lived experience and encourage more organisations to adopt the approach. Developing and maintaining learning pathways, ensuring appropriate wellbeing and development support is in place and that the right resources and training materials are available – all are aspects of a role that will also see you empower trainees to use their experiences to influence the design and delivery of this initiative.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
To succeed, you’ll need an interest in, and understanding of, how people experiencing multiple disadvantage and social inequalities can affect people’s lives. You’ll also need an enthusiasm for developing relationships across networks, services and systems and seeking opportunities to champion co-production and influence systems change. Some people management experience, with an emphasis on relational approaches to partnership working and problem-solving abilities, is also required, as is a proven ability to develop relationships internally and externally with a variety of stakeholders. Comfortable giving presentations, writing reports and conveying information to a range of audiences, you’re also proficient using case management systems and Microsoft Office applications. Crucially, you have what it takes to encourage, promote and support the involvement of people with lived experience in the design and delivery of Shelter’s and our Partners work.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants with lived experience of multiple disadvantages are actively encouraged to apply for this role.
How to apply
Please click ‘Apply for Job’ below. You are required to submit a CV and responses to the bullet points in the 'About you' section of the job description of no more than 350 words each. Please provide specific examples following the STAR format and ensure you also demonstrate, in no more than 350 words, how you address the behaviour 'We prioritise diversity and have an inclusive and open mindset'.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
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.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
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.