Job Title: Homelessness Programme Manager
Salary: £36,912 – £41,818 per annum (Dependent on experience).
Job type: 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday
Closing Date: 9am on Monday 21st November 2022
Do you want to join a ground-breaking programme of work that is seeking to put an end to homelessness across Oxfordshire?
At Connection Support, our team of staff members and volunteers work alongside people to overcome life’s challenges, with the goals of solving homelessness and achieving independence. We do this through our values of empowerment, collaboration, compassion and taking a personalised approach in all aspects of our work.
Connection Support is committed to being a proactively inclusive organisation and ensuring good EDEI practice is embedded in the workplace culture, and that everyone who interacts with Connection Support is valued, treated with respect, and has a positive experience.
This post is funded to work on behalf of, and in partnership with, the Oxfordshire Homelessness Alliance. The Alliance members consist of A2Dominion, Aspire, Connection Support, Elmore Community Services, Homeless Oxfordshire, LEAF (Lived Experience Advisory Forum) and St Mungo’s. The alliance values include Listening, Choice, Collaboration, Inclusive.
What will you be doing?
Working closely with people who experience services, alliance members and commissioners, you will foster and enable a culture of continuous improvement and play a critical role within the Alliance Leadership Team in ensuring the alliance achieves its goals, and its services are successful.
You will coordinate and manage the transformation, implementation and development plans for the alliance, providing strategic and operational oversight, and leadership to develop a culture of partnership working, learning, creativity and support, always with the client at the centre.
Representing the alliance at all relevant provider forums, you will share learning and best practice with national bodies, including Homeless Link and central government.
What do we need from you?
A Driver’s Licence is Essential for this role
You will work across the alliance offices, with some work from home, and frequent travel across the county.
This is a dynamic role that drives real change and makes a difference to the community.
Your ability to drive change, influence others and build positive, respectful and professional relationships helps you establish a rapport with a wide variety of people.
You have an understanding of homelessness prevention, and the particular needs of people with mental health conditions, long-term health issues, offending backgrounds, and substance misuse. Sharing and using your knowledge, you will support people towards a journey of independence.
You will have experience of coordinating high level activities, groups, or projects, and have the ability to organise, prioritise and plan accordingly. In addition, your experience of change management supports your understanding of the need for change, and helps you respond positively and creatively to influence others.
Your high attention to detail means that you are an excellent report writer and have excellent time management skills.
Why work for us
We have been named as one of the top 25 charities to work for in the UK by Best Companies. The wonderful people at Connection Support are committed to supporting everyone in our society to become safely and sustainably housed, and to live as independently as possible, so you will be joining an organisation that makes a difference to its communities and will also support your development, offer extensive training, and truly value your dedication and commitment.
We also offer 30 days annual leave (pro rata for part time), plus bank holidays, sick pay, and an enhanced benefits package which includes cover on health benefits, the ability to sell a week’s annual leave, eco travel incentives, childcare discounts, retail discounts and much more.
Connection Support is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you are interested in joining this amazing programme and making a difference, then please do get in touch.
Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.
Candidates with experience of; Public Affairs, Policy Manager, Senior Policy Manager, Policy Adviser, Senior Policy Adviser, Local Council Policy Manager, Public Services Programme Manager, Non-Profit Programme Manager, Public Sector Programme Management, Technical Programme Manager, may also be considered for this role.