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It takes all sorts of skills and people to ensure that we deliver the highest quality services and support to people impacted by homelessness across London. We are looking for passionate and inclusive people to help us make a lasting difference to lives and communities.

Please see all current vacancies below. You can also read more about what it is like to work for us here.

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Volunteering at Evolve Housing and Support

Closing date31st December 2024

This role would suit a person who is organised, passionate and interested in making a difference to their local community. You will work with our local teams in our hostels supported people who have been impacted by homelessness.

This would be a great opportunity to gain an understanding of working in a supporting role in a leading London homelessness charity. As a volunteer you will normally work directly with our customers but you can also take on administrative work and receptionist duties in our hostels. Ideally we would like you to share some of your skills and knowledge with customers and support them on their path to independent living.

Desired skills & experience:

  • A professional and friendly telephone manner
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Confidence in speaking with the public
  • An understanding of and empathy with the reasons why people become homeless
  • Commitment to work in compliance with Evolve’s policies and procedures.

How much time should you offer? Where will you be based?

We are looking for volunteers who can commit to at least half a day every two weeks. We are very open to you doing more, but this is a minimum. Ideally you will stay with us for at least 6 months, giving you time to get to know the organisation and our local communities.

What will we expect from you?

  • Commit to volunteering with us for at least 6 months.
  • Maintain the confidential information of the organisation and of its users.
  • Read and comply with Evolve’s policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Attend any relevant training.
  • Raise any concerns at the earliest opportunity.
  • Act in a professional way whenever you represent Evolve.
  • Give us as much notice as possible should you be unable to attend or carry out your volunteer role with us anymore.

What can we offer in return?

  • Experience working within the charity sector and gain new skills and knowledge of the support pathways available for people to access and use
  • A full induction and training, including learning about the causes of homelessness and Evolve’s approach.
  • The opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people.
  • Ongoing supervision and support from our colleagues and learn from their experteeism
  • Travel expenses within zones 1-6 (or as otherwise agreed) and lunch expenses if working over 4 hours per day.
  • Job references or LinkedIn recommendation after 6 months volunteering with us.

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Location : South London

Salary : Expenses Only

Contract type Temporary

Apprentice Support Worker

Closing date19th July 2024

We are excited to be able to offer up to six places on our Support Worker Apprenticeship Training Programme starting in September this year. This is an “earn while you learn” opportunity as we offer a permanent contract on a starting salary of £19,299 per annum with a full day per week devoted to you achieving your Level 3 Community Health and Wellbeing Worker qualification. The qualification is fully funded by Evolve and will be mostly based in Croydon.

This programme will provide you with all the training and support you need to have a rewarding career in the homelessness sector. You will:

  • Receive an initial 2 weeks of basic training covering core training modules before commencing a placement at one of our hostels in London
  • Be enrolled on Level 3 Community Health & Wellbeing Apprenticeship and receive an off-site tutor to support you to achieve the qualification.
  • Be provided with a variety of group and individual learning activities.
  • Receive salary increases based on your performance during the 18-month apprenticeship with the first increase to £25,643 per annum and a further increase to £27,710 once you demonstrate you are at Support Worker level

Evolve Housing + Support is an equal opportunities employer and we encourage 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.??? For this programme we are particularly interested in hearing from those with lived experience of homelessness or care leavers but all applications are welcome.

You will need to have the correct right to work in the UK in place, as Evolve does not have a sponsorship license.

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

You will need to be able to work shifts on a pre-planned rolling rota - 5 /7 days a week including mornings (from 7am), evenings (to 10pm) - these also include mid shifts and weekends.

In return, in addition to the support offered via the apprenticeship programme we can offer you:?

  • Over 6 weeks holiday per annum (rising with service)?
  • Ability to buy or sell additional one week holiday per annum?
  • Employer paid DBS checks?
  • Occupational sick pay??
  • Employer contributory pension scheme?
  • 4 x Life Assurance?
  • Medical Cash Back Plan?
  • Yulife Employee Assistance & Rewards Programme?
  • Cycle to work scheme?

About us

Evolve is 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.

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.



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Location London (South)

Salary Starting Salary:£19,299 (Incremental increases based on performance)

Contract type Permanent

Data and Process Specialist (People and Culture)

Closing date21st July 2024

Full-time, Permanent

37.5 hours over 5 days - flexible working requests will be considered

Start Date: September 2024 or earlier

Closing date 21 July 24

We are a small People & Culture team providing an end to end HR service to c.200 colleagues who work for Evolve Housing + Support, a homelessness charity who have nine services where homeless people live, based in London (predominately South).

We have well established HR processes and systems which have recently been reviewed and updated but are always open to new ideas and better ways of doing things.

The key focus for this role is – “To optimise the performance of all people systems and maintain excellent processes, gather, and produce data to make recommendations based on performance metrics”

We use Iris Cascade for all HR & Payroll processing including their recruitment applicant tracking system – this means all people information is held on one system and a candidate who has used a HR system to intermediate/advanced level would have no issues with this standard package. Effectively we have all the basics in place and are a well-established/experienced team.

A typical day in the role is varied and include:

  • Communicating with Evolve Managers & Colleagues by phone, email or face to face, giving policy/entitlement advice and ensuring they can access and effectively use our HR systems and processes

  • Running reports from the system to ensure data is accurate and working with colleagues and managers to correct/update

  • Using reports and data to monitor and make recommendations on our Key Performance Indicators such as absence, staffing levels and labour turnover

  • Providing reports and data to our Payroll Officer to ensure colleagues are paid accurately

  • Inputting to project work in conjunction with operations colleagues and providing employee relations support/advice


Evolve is truly a great place to work, and because we are relatively small, as an HR professional you can really see where you add value. We provide welcome and necessary support to our colleagues and managers who have very difficult but rewarding roles.

You can find more information on the Job Description and Person Specification which is attached as a document for you.

To apply just follow the link to answer four simple questions and upload your CV.

In return, we can offer you:?

  • Over 6 weeks holiday per annum (rising with service)?

  • Ability to buy or sell an additional one week holiday per annum?

  • Employee paid DBS checks?

  • Occupational sick pay??

  • Employer contributory pension scheme?

  • 4 x Life Assurance?

  • Medical Cash Back Plan?

  • Yulife Employee Assistance & Rewards Programme?

  • Cycle to work scheme?

  • Full training and induction programme??



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Location London (South) - Hybrid with 2 days a week in office

Salary up to £38,552 PA

Contract type Permanent

Team Leader

Closing date28th July 2024

Permanent

Full time (37.5 hours per week)

Closing date: 28th July 2024

Interviews: Start of August

If you are an experienced Support Worker with shift lead / supervisory experience or an existing Team Leader looking to develop a career in the homelessness sector, then Evolve is the place for you.

We offer a supportive environment for our Team Leaders to develop their management skills as part of a close-knit team of colleagues.

At Evolve, we recognise the importance of creating a foundation for parents and their children and our young unaccompanied asylum seekers ensuring that they are provided with support on their path to independent living.

Our young parents service at Stockwell supports young people, helping them to maintain their health during pregnancy, prepare for birth and develop childcare and positive parenting skills. The service has self-contained flats, each with it’s own bathroom, kitchen and living area. The service team also support a number of unaccompanied asylum seekrs.

The Stockwell site is a large one, with an independent nursery and fitness club using our facilities. This role also has responsibility for a small independent living facility in Croydon.

What will your responsibilities be as Team Leader

You will have full responsibility for managing colleagues as well as your own designated customer caseload, which tends to be those with more complex needs.

You will act as a general point of contact for day-to-day support queries for colleagues on shift and you will be expected to support the Team Manager in the overall day-to-day management of the service and deputise in their absence.

The service has a team of 12 colleagues which includes two night support workers, and you will be trained to recruit, manage and lead colleagues to ensure they realise their full potential in their roles.This will include managing induction and probation procedures effectively, conducting one to ones, coaching, identifying and taking action on training and development needs as appropriate.

Evolve is a truly great place to work, and because we are relatively small, as a Team Leader you can really see where you add value. We provide welcome and necessary support to our colleagues and managers who have very difficult but rewarding roles.

You can find more information on the Job Description and Person Specification which is attached as a document for you.

In return, we can offer you:

  • 33 days holiday per annum, including bank holidays, rising to 38 days with service

  • Ability to buy or sell additional one week holiday per annum

  • Employee paid DBS checks

  • Occupational sick pay

  • Employer contributory pension scheme

  • 4 x annual salary as Life Assurance

  • Medical Cash Back Plan

  • Yulife Employee Assistance & Rewards Programme

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Full training and induction programme


About us

Evolve is 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.

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.

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Location Stockwell

Salary £36,142 per annum

Contract type Permanent

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