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.
Contract type: Permanent
Position type: Full time
Closing date:3rd December 2023
Interview dates: 27th November to 15th December 2023
Start date: 19th February 2024
Hours: 37.5 per week, 7.5 hours per shift on a pre-planned rolling rota- including early mornings, evenings and weekends.
Looking for an opportunity to build an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in the homeless sector but have no direct experience in this line of work? If you are passionate about making a real difference by working with vulnerable people and have transferrable skills, 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. We offer support tailored to meet people’s individual needs, including housing, employment and skills training, mentoring and counselling.
Find out more about Evolve and what we do here, https://www.evolvehousing.org.uk/learn-and-share/publications/?category=service-leaflets
We know that people want more rewards from work than just a salary and the demand for our vital homelessness services have increased, so we designed this programme to create opportunities for people to step into a new career with us. This is our fourth programme of this nature, so we have plenty of experience in supporting new people into employment with us. New colleagues will undertake a four week fully paid intensive training programme and will receive ongoing tailored support.
We are offering roles across our supported housing services in London, located in the boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, and Kensington & Chelsea. 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 your existing 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. ?
Many of the skills, values and behaviours developed in the hospitality, retail, travel, leisure and other industries (including voluntary work) can easily be transferred to the homelessness sector. The ability to think on your feet, work hard to provide someone with a quality service and create safe working environments all fit with our support worker profile. The Career Change Programme includes full training both on and off the job, starting with a comprehensive one-month training package to develop skills specific to the work we do and build on your transferable skills, values and behaviours. ?
Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to pass their skills on to our homeless residents through workshops or classes organised by the team. We encourage all colleagues to find creative and inspiring ways to engage with our residents and teach them new skills to help them on their journey to independence. This includes cooking, art, interview, dance and music workshops. ?
Our previous Career Change programme participants have had a variety of personal experiences and jobs: ski instructors, teachers, cabin crew and in the TV production and football industries, to name a few. This programme has been designed for people changing career, we particularly welcome those with lived experience of homelessness and we also welcome applications from recent students or those out of work who have transferrable skills that they can bring to the role. ?
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. ?
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. If you have any questions about the application process or the programme, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to have the correct right to work in the UK in place, as Evolve does not have a sponsorship licence.
In return, we can offer you:
Over 6 weeks holiday per annum (rising 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 Life Assurance
Medical Cash Back Plan
Yulife Employee Assistance & Rewards Programme
Cycle to work scheme
Full training and induction programme
Location London (Various locations including Kensington and Croydon)
Salary £23,303 - £26,390 per annum
Contract type Permanent
Ingram Court is a 44-bed service for single homeless people aged 18-22 in West Croydon
Our customers come with a range of support needs, such as those associated with mental health, care leaver status, probation, ex-offending, domestic violence, learning disabilities and asylum seeking.
The support for each customer is person-centred and requires productive energy and innovative ideas. This means that no two days are the same and can be challenging but very rewarding, and exciting place to work. Ingram Court has many opportunities for colleagues to grow and develop into other roles within the organisation.
You will join a lively, supportive, and friendly team to work together to provide an excellent robust service for our young people.
You will be required to support a caseload of at least 6-8 customers to:
• Identify their strengths as part of our asset-based approach and identify their needs, opportunities, rights, and responsibilities to enable them to move onto to independent living
• Plan and set targets to achieve and take appropriate action to meet their goals and aspirations
• Take part in activities with young people and provide them with opportunities that generate aspiration and confidence
You will act as the advocate between professionals we work with and a range of local authority, community, and voluntary sector providers.
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 understand the issues that come with being a young person in a difficult situation and the challenges that this can bring. You will be expected to stand by the young person to overcome these together.
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 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.
You will also be passionate about helping people and demonstrate enthusiasm, to develop trust and hope with the young people.
You will need to be able to work shifts on a pre-planned rolling rota - 5 /7 days a week including mornings (from 7am-3pm), evenings 2pm to 10pm) - these also include mid shifts911-7pm) and alternative weekends. You will need to have the correct right to work in the UK in place. Evolve does not have an employer sponsorship license.
In return we can offer you:
Location West Croydon
Salary £26,390 per annum
Contract type Permanent