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Support Worker Opportunities - Support Assistants / Support Workers / Senior Support Workers

Closing date26th September 2021

Are you looking for a new care and support opportunity? If you are passionate about making a real difference through supporting vulnerable people, we would love to hear from you!

Evolve Housing + Support is a leading homelessness charity in London, providing housing and support to over 1,300 people each year. Evolve offers support tailored to meet people’s individual needs, including housing, employment and skills training, mentoring and counselling.

We are offering a number of support worker and support assistant roles across our supported housing services in croydon. Successful applicants will be placed in a service and will work with the customers who live there to help them to reach their potential and improve their quality of life. The role will build on customer care, health and safety, flexibility, adaptability and other skills to assist homeless individuals who are unable to live independently, by offering them the practical and emotional support they need to regain their independence.

We’re looking for those who have experience of supporting vulnerable people to achieve independent living that have knowledge of safeguarding issues and how they apply in day to day work. Due to the nature of the role you’ll need an understanding of the reasons why people become homeless and the needs and challenges they face and of statutory and voluntary resources available to homeless people including an understanding of welfare benefits.

Do you have the ability to take on a caseload with responsibility for key working customers? This could be the ideal role for you!

Please state in your application which roles are of interest to you.

Evolve Housing + Support is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community, including people who have experienced homelessness themselves. Equality, diversity and inclusion are key objectives for us and we reflect this in our recruitment practices, actively seeking applications from all parts of the community regardless of race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability. In line with our Opportunity Promise our shortlisting process will ensure we have a diverse group of candidates from underrepresented ethnic groups invited to interview.

In return we offer our colleagues:

  • a competitive salary, comprehensive training and development programme,

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing each year to 30 days annual leave - plus bank holidays

  • option to buy or sell annual leave up to one week’s annual leave

  • a healthcare cash plan providing cash back towards healthcare bills and other wellbeing benefits

  • occupational sick pay

  • contributory group pension scheme

  • free life assurance

  • cycle to work scheme, tech scheme and season ticket loans.

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Location Croydon (Palmer House, CR0 2BN)

Salary £21218 - £25462

Contract type Permanent

Senior Communications Officer

Closing date29th September 2021

Are you looking for your next step up in Communications? Are you capable of leading an integrated communications strategy? Are you multi-skilled in all things comms, from website management, to copy-writing, to design, to film, to press?

This is an exciting, all-rounder position that will have you working on multiple aspects of all things communications related. If you have a wide-spread of skills, thrive on variety, and are an enthusiastic, proactive, capable ‘doer’, we would love to hear from you.

We are a leading London homelessness charity looking for an excellent communications expert. Someone who is experienced and capable of working autonomously to help us achieve our chief goal of building our brand awareness and income to best support our service users.

This role will entail managing our website, overseeing our social media, creating monthly newsletters, internal and external documents, writing stories of the people we support, and developing and capitalising on any press and PR opportunities. Strong design and copy writing skills are therefore a must, as well as a shrewd marketing mind and sound knowledge of website management and ways of which we can optimise our engagement and reach.

Within this role, you will be managing one other person who will mainly be responsible for producing and managing content for social media under your guidance and support.

We are a small fundraising and communications team, that has lots of energy and enthusiasm and a positive, can-do attitude. We are looking for someone who is a genuine team player, who is passionate about our goals, and is eager to hit the ground running.

We offer a competitive benefits package, flexible working and place a strong emphasis on career development. Your time will be split working from home, our services in South London and from our offices on Kingston Road, close to South Wimbledon tube station, and a short walk from Wimbledon town centre and station.

About us.

We are a leading homelessness charity in London, providing housing and support to over 1,300 people each year. Our aim is to help children, young people and adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to become independent and resilient. We believe in building on people’s strengths, aspirations and goals to help them break the cycle of homelessness. If this role excites you, apply to join us in our mission.

Evolve Housing + Support is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community, including people who have experienced homelessness themselves. Equality, diversity and inclusion are key objectives for us and we reflect this in our recruitment practices, actively seeking applications from all parts of the community regardless of race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability. In line with our Opportunity Promise our shortlisting process will ensure we have a diverse group of candidates from underrepresented ethnic groups invited to interview.

Please ensure that your answers give a clear outline of how your application meets the criteria for this role using the job description and person specification.

In return we offer our colleagues:

  • a competitive salary, comprehensive training and development programme,

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing each year to 30 days annual leave - plus bank holidays

  • Option to buy or sell annual leave up to one week’s annual leave

  • a healthcare cash plan providing cash back towards healthcare bills and other wellbeing benefits

  • occupational sick pay

  • contributory group pension scheme

  • free life assurance

  • cycle to work scheme, tech scheme and season ticket loans.

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Location South London - Hybrid working- home-based and office based

Salary £34,968 per annum

Contract type Permanent

Finance Officer

Closing date3rd October 2021

Location: South Wimbledon/Home- Currenty Hybrid Working

Contract: Fixed Term- 6 months from start date

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Benefits:

As part of your employment package with us, we offer:

  • a competitive salary, comprehensive training, and development programme,
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing each year to 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays after 5 years
  • option to buy or sell annual leave up to one week’s annual leave
  • a health cash plan providing cash back towards healthcare bills and other wellbeing benefits
  • occupational sick pay
  • contributory group pension scheme
  • free life assurance
  • cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans

About the Role

Evolve Housing + Support works in the London Boroughs of Bromley, Merton, Croydon, Lambeth, and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. We are the third largest provider of homelessness accommodation in London and work with people of all ages, providing housing, support and guidance to empower them towards independent living and to building a better life.

We’re looking for a Finance officer to join our team and work closely with the Finance Manager as an integral part of our Finance Team. We need someone who can help us to deliver high quality and comprehensive finance services to our internal and external suppliers and customers.

We are a flexible, friendly, and supportive team who work hard to constantly improve the way we work. Our days and weeks are busy but there is a lot of support and a chance for you to develop your skills in the finance profession in an organisation who put people first.

About You

Be a finance officer who provides professional and customer focused services to internal and external supplies and customers.

Accurately and efficiently process Purchase ledger, including processing suppliers’ invoices and assisting with the payment process, monthly reconciliations, scanning and filing of invoices.

Preparing relevant sales ledger and sending out invoices, inputting receipts onto the system, scanning and filing of invoices and receipts.

Undertake other general finance duties, as required.

In this role:

You must be educated to at least A level standard with minimum Grade 5/6 in English and Mathematics at GCSE.

You must have bookkeeping skills or at least AAT level 2 equivalent.

You must have at least 12 months working experience in finance/accounting department especially with purchase ledger role. Payroll experience will be bonus.

Possess good working knowledge of finance systems and accounting software.

Possess good working knowledge of general office software, i.e., Excel, Word, Outlook, etc

About Evolve Housing + Support

Evolve is a leading homelessness charity in London, providing housing and support to over 2,000 people each year.

We believe in building on people’s strengths, aspirations, and goals to help break the cycle of homelessness and help them move forward with their lives.

We offer a programme of support tailored to meet people’s individual needs, including housing, employment, and skills training, mentoring, and counselling. We work with young parents and children at risk of exclusion to build the skills and resilience that can help prevent homelessness. We campaign to end street homelessness. We build affordable homes to help people move on to an independent life.

Our mission is to help children, young people and adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness reach their potential, and move on to live happy, fulfilled lives.

Your application

Evolve Housing + Support is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community, including people who have experienced homelessness themselves.

Please ensure that your statement addresses the criteria set out in the finance officer person’s specification.

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Location South Wimbledon- Hybrid- Home Working

Salary £25,992

Contract type Temporary

Support Worker

Closing date6th October 2021

Aim of the role: To support and empower our customers to increase their life skills

Salary: £24,401.00 per annum

Location: Crystal Palace- Young people service

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 per week. Working on shift which is 5 days a week over a 7 day rota, including early mornings, evenings and weekends.

Benefits:

As part of your employment package with us, we offer:

a competitive salary, comprehensive training and development programme,

25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing each year to 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays after 5 years

option to buy or sell annual leave up to one week’s annual leave

a health cash plan providing cash back towards healthcare bills and other wellbeing benefits

occupational sick pay

contributory group pension scheme

free life assurance

cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans

About the Role

This service is an 80-bed service for single homeless people aged 18-30.

You will support the people we work with, our customers, to reach their potential and improve their quality of life through aspirational goal setting. You will engage with and empower them to:

Identify their strengths as part of our asset-based approach and identify their needs, opportunities, rights and responsibilities

Plan what they want to achieve and take appropriate action

Take part in activities and opportunities that generate aspiration and confidence

You will act as the link between the people we work with and a range of local authority, community and voluntary sector providers.

About You

As well as having experience of working with vulnerable people, you must have a clear understanding of why people become homeless, and the needs and challenges they face.

You will be required to take on a caseload of customers, with responsibility for key working, co-ordinating support packages and proactively ensuring all required tasks and activities are completed.

You will be part of a dedicated and supportive team, and so will need to demonstrate a positive and inclusive approach. You must be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, and be competent in the use of Microsoft Office Word and Excel applications.

About Evolve Housing + Support

Evolve is a leading homelessness charity in London, providing housing and support to over 2,000 people each year.

We believe in building on people’s strengths, aspirations and goals to help break the cycle of homelessness and help them move forward with their lives.

We offer a programme of support tailored to meet people’s individual needs, including housing, employment and skills training, mentoring and counselling. We work with young parents and children at risk of exclusion to build the skills and resilience that can help prevent homelessness. We campaign to end street homelessness. We build affordable homes to help people move on to an independent life.

Our mission is to help children, young people and adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness reach their potential, and move on to live happy, fulfilled lives.

Your application

Evolve Housing + Support is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community, including people who have experienced homelessness themselves.

Please ensure that your answers give a clear outline of how your application meets the criteria for this job.


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Location Crystal Palace

Salary £24,401.00

Contract type Permanent

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