309.0km | Plymouth, UK
|Hours||37.5 - 37.5 Hours|
Closing date: Wednesday 16th February 2022 at 11.30 pm
Full time-37.5 hours a week
How to apply
Please submit your CV, along with a supporting statement. The supporting statement should demonstrate how you meet the ten knowledge, skills and experience points in the About You section of this job description, along with the behaviour We prioritise diversity and have an inclusive and open mindset. Please use real examples and write up to 350 words per point/behaviour. CVs without an accompanying supporting statement will not be considered.
Do you have a good understanding of homelessness, housing and related issues affecting local communities, plus experience of supporting and line managing staff and managing and delivering contracts, partnerships or services? Then join Shelter as a Strategic Lead and you could soon be playing the role of local strategic leader for Shelter’s Community services in Plymouth.
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 team
Our Devon Hub comprises Support and Advice teams that work alongside colleagues from Legal Services, Community Organising and Community Fundraising to help communities in their fight for a home and tackle systemic issues within housing. As well as providing face-to-face advice and support on a day-to-day basis, we’re also looking to take a more ‘community engagement’ approach in the future. So, whoever joins us will be required to focus more on relationship building with stakeholders, promoting community engagement and acting as an ambassador for everything we do.
About the Role
Ensuring the delivery of our strategy for Community Services and our Hubs. Advocating for systems change. Empowering communities to fight for a home - just three of the challenges that await you here. As the local leader for Shelter’s Community services, we’ll look to you to bring together our advocacy and activism functions to effect real and lasting change within your local area and ensuring everyone has access to a safe and affordable home. You’ll also be responsible for leading a multidisciplinary team whose focus is on understanding, planning, implementing and delivering a local response to the housing emergency in line with Shelter’s strategic priorities. In short, you’ll be instrumental in making sure the housing priorities of your local community remain at the fore of the service and activity planning and delivery within your Hub.
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 experience of managing and delivering contracts, partnerships or services and being involved in implementing and reviewing change management. You’ll also need to be comfortable working across multiple projects and priorities, including service and project planning, budget setting and management and stakeholder engagement. A proven ability to lead, inspire and motivate individuals, communities and your own team to advocate for change is essential too, as is experience of managing budgets and financial reports.
Someone who’s able to proactively develop and maintain key relationships, you also take a strategic approach to developing new ones and ensuring they’re aligned with local strategic priorities. What’s more, you have the analytical skills it takes to use insight and evidence to present data, manage performance and improve services and identify and implement systems change and the know how to apply relevant health and safety, safeguarding and data protection legislation and policy.
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. 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.