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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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Service Receptionist

Closing date27th May 2024

Are you passionate about making a real difference through supporting vulnerable people? If so, we would love to hear from you!

We have a service receptionist role in our supported housing service in Croydon, Alexandra House. The role is built 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.?

Alexandra House - an 80-bed service for single homeless people aged 18-65. Is conveniently located a 3-minute walk from East Croydon station. offering excellent transport links across London and beyond. Parking is available on-site for colleagues.

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, requires creative energy and is hugely rewarding for colleagues as well as life-changing for our customers. This means embracing a dynamic work environment where each day presents unique challenges, offering valuable opportunities for personal and professional growth.

As a service receptionist, you will join a lively, supportive, and friendly team to work together to provide excellent service for our adult client group.

Key Responsibilities

Customer Service

› To serve as the first point of contact and deliver the highest standard of customer service to all parties including customers, their visitors, and external agencies.

› To use skills, experience, and knowledge to respond to challenging customer situations and deal professionally with emergency services.

› To act as a central point of contact for external agencies and stakeholders whilst supporting the team and customers in maintaining good communication and positive working relationships.

› To be aware of the general wellbeing of customers (considering in particular those who are vulnerable) and highlighting concerns including safeguarding matters to other staff members and assisting them with individual queries and requests.

› To promote Customer Involvement activities.

Housing Management

› Support the team in organising interviews for potential customers. This may include ensuring referral paperwork is delivered to the team, booking interviews directly with our potential customers, preparing documentation and updating both internal and external databases.

› To be responsive and proactive in dealing with behaviour that causes or is likely to cause nuisance and annoyance to neighbours and the surrounding community.

› To report repairs and maintenance in accordance with policy and procedure.

>To deposit rent/ service charge payments in accordance with policy and procedure.

  • Take part in activities and provide them with opportunities that generate aspiration and confidence

A key part of the role is enabling customers to gain necessary support from other agencies so you will need to be able to network/build relationships with those in other organisations and support customers through their processes to access the support they need such as accessing benefits, housing and education.

You need knowledge of safeguarding and how this may apply in the day-to-day work we do, as well understanding of the reasons why people become homeless and the needs and challenges they face and of statutory as well as voluntary resources available to homeless people.?

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.???

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 Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00.

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??

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 Croydon, London

Salary £13.15 per Hour

Contract type Permanent

Volunteering at Evolve Housing and Support

Closing date31st July 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

Data & Information Administrator

Closing date27th May 2024

This is a part-time 22.5 hours per week role on a 12 month fixed term contract with the possibility of an extension.

This role is part of our small Data Information team who provide support to around 200 colleagues across multiple locations in London, generating and providing performance related data to improve service delivery across the organisation.

It is a key role in our organisation and you will collate data and produce reports using excel to strict deadlines. You need to be a confident trouble shooter, capable of supporting colleagues with varying levels of technical skills. This will include supporting the Business Analyst to administer our in-house customer database ‘InForm’ (developed by Homeless Link and built on Salesforce).

You will have:


  • A customer first mindset with the ability to communicate well with and effectively support our colleagues
  • Experience of using databases to input and extract data and information.
  • A high standard of Excel skills, to include formulas, V-Look ups, conditional formatting and pivot tables.
  • Experience of reporting on and presenting datasets to deadlines.
  • A good understanding of the benefits that information systems bring and the ability to communicate this to colleagues and stakeholders.
  • ADM201 in Salesforce, or be working towards it

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.???

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 your hours during Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and we can mutually agree a working pattern with you.

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?
  • 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??

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.


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Location South Wimbledon

Salary £29,517 Full Time Equiv (£15.14 per hour)

Contract type Temporary

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