Build and coordinate a network of community-based organisations and coalitions of individuals committed to accelerating an end to homelessness with evidence. Ensure that the lived experiences of people who have been impacted by homelessness are shared more widely and are embedded in all of the Centre for Homelessness Impact’s work, from strategy to evaluation.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are committed to celebrating and supporting diversity. We know we will thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and services, and our community. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, and particularly welcome applications from people with experiences of homelessness.
As a community organiser you will set up, support and coordinate groups of individuals and organisations who share our vision of ending homelessness with new ways of working, including better use of evidence and data to accelerate an end to homelessness. You will make sure people who have experienced homelessness have new and exciting opportunities to share their insights and are central to all of our work. You will work with our team and partners and use your network to ensure a range of voices are represented in what we do.
We want to create a national movement to use research evidence and data to end homelessness. This means mobilising individuals and voluntary groups to work alongside or independently of homelessness services delivered through local authorities. The Centre for Homelessness Impact is the UK’s What Works Centre for Homelessness. We want evidence to become the new normal in the homelessness sector, just as it is in education and public health. Lived experiences form a core piece of evidence that is crucial to shape the overall picture, so having people who can develop networks to ensure we can reach individuals with a range of experiences is crucial to helping us in our mission.
Salary: £31,000 to £40,000 (pro rata if part time), depending on experience and location.
Both full and part time considered.
Location: Flexible, with applications from Scotland, Wales or the North of England strongly encouraged. A lot of our work can take place virtually, but regular travel and some overnight stays will be part of this role once restrictions are lifted.
Midnight Sunday 27 February 2022.
Interviews will take place 3 and 4 March via online video call.
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Please say (in either your letter or video) why you think you are suitable for this role and why you want to work at the Centre.
For a brief discussion about the role please contact Greg at firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about the Centre’s current work with people with experience of homelessness, contact Hannah, our Communications and Lived Experience Specialist, at Hannah@homelessnessimpact.org.
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We’re a social startup in the homelessness sector. Our mission is to end homelessness by helping charities, local authorities and policy-makers understand which programmes and strategies work best. We’re big believers in the power of evidence and human-centred design when it comes to solving complex social problems like homelessness – and we’re looking to build a small, agile team to deliver content, training and platforms that make a real difference to those affected, as well as people working towards a future without homelessness.
Joining a relatively small team you’ll be a big part of shaping the way we work, collaborate and deliver impact. You’ll also have a great opportunity to assert your aesthetic and personality on the centre and its work in a meaningful way.
We value optimism, diversity, collaboration, sense of ownership, the ability to embrace ambiguity, a talk-less-do-more attitude, learning from failure, and making each other successful. If you identify with our values and want to help us end homelessness, we’d love to have you in. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, and particularly welcome applications from people with lived experiences of homelessness.
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