Nightshelter Assistant Co-ordinator

Location
Northampton
Salary
£23935 - £28203 per annum
Posted
28 Mar 2017
Closes
25 Apr 2017
Ref
00066529
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Public Sector
Function
Operations
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Please note that they do not accept CV's without a fully completed application form and supporting statement.

Northampton's Waterside Enterprise Zone - Capitalizes on the towns clear strengths - Its Central location, diverse economy and appetite for Success.

An opportunity has arisen for a Nightshelter Assistant Co-ordinator at this Council. The Council is working towards becoming an employer of choice with its Vision of a Northampton - Ambitious, Prosperous, Proud supported by the Values of Leadership, Integrity, Service Excellence, Challenge and Responsibility.

Northampton's Multi Agency Rough Sleepers Strategy 'Together we change lives - ending the need for people to sleep rough in Northampton' is extremely ambitious.

The provision of an emergency nightshelter - with the capacity to offer all local rough sleepers emergency shelter until they can move into more settled housing - is a vital component of our strategy for tackling, preventing and reducing rough sleeping.

They are now looking to recruit an excellent team player to help the Co-ordinator to manage the day-to-day operation of the nightshelter, organise the rota, support a large team of volunteers and improve guests' life chances.

To meet the requirements of this key role, you must be able to work outside normal office hours, including 3 night shifts a week and some Saturdays and Sundays.

With a track record of successful joint working, you will have excellent organisational skills, be able to work on your own initiative and work well under pressure. Ideally, you will have experience of working with people who are sleeping rough, ex-offenders and/or people with substance misuse or mental health issues.

As the role involves working with vulnerable adults and young people, the appointment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

In this role the successful candidate will help the Nightshelter Co-ordinator to manage the Nightshelter in a way in which it tackles, prevents and reduces rough sleeping and ends the need for people to sleep rough in Northampton.

Duties will include: -
- Ensure the Nightshelter is well managed
- Help the Nightshelter Co-ordinator to direct, lead, motivate and support a large team of volunteers and sure the Nightshelter runs smoothly
- Develop and maintain close working relations with a broad cross-section of services
- Work collaboratively and proactively with other services and organisations to ensure that the way in which dealing with people rough or at risk
- Meet regularly with Nightshelter Co-ordination to discuss day-to-day operations of the Nightshelter

Please note, you will receive and application pack via email which will contain all further details.

Closing date: 10th April 2017, 12noon.

Interview: 18th April 2017.

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