Traineeship GROW (Getting Real Opportunities of Work) Engagement Team
Come and join us
We’re looking for two passionate individuals with their own personal experience of homelessness, addiction and mental health issues to come and join us and make a difference to the way we do things. If you believe that people should have a say in their own support and that they should be at the front of making meaningful change then this could be the traineeship for you.
Who we are
Inspiring Change Manchester, a partnership led by Shelter is part of Fulfilling Lives, a programme set up by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. Fulfilling Lives works with people who have first-hand experience of substance misuse, homelessness, offending, and mental ill-health to make services and support better connected, easier to access and tailored to the needs of individuals. It is one of five major programmes set up by The National Lottery Community Fund to test and learn from new approaches to designing services which aim to make people’s lives healthier and happier.
This project is led by Shelter in partnership with Self-Help Services, Back-On-Track and Community-Led Initiatives.
Involving statutory, voluntary and private sector organisations alongside a core group of service users, the Inspiring Change Manchester programme is focused on long term service change. We believe that people living in Manchester who have multiple and complex needs can achieve real, lasting growth and fulfilment. To succeed however, we’ll need to inspire a wide range of people across the city to change their beliefs and their behaviour. Our vision? To help people improve their lives and sustain these improvements by transforming Manchester’s systems and services. You’ll help us do just that.
About the role
GROW means Getting Real Opportunities of Work. We’ll give you a comprehensive introduction to the traineeship, after which you’ll join our Inspiring Change Manchester Engagement team. You will be working to support individuals accessing services, groups and activities around the city. You’ll also help us find new ways of working by using what you’ve learned through your personal experiences to help us shape how we do things into the future.
We’re looking for someone with personal experience of multiple and complex needs; including homelessness, mental ill health, substance misuse, criminal justice, and other related issues, and the passion to effect change in Manchester. With a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team, you will want to work with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. Basic computer skills, e.g. word processing, the internet and emails systems are helpful, but support can be provided. We’re looking for enthusiasm and a desire to develop and learn new skills.
See what previous Grow trainees thought of their time with ICM here:
We will be holding application support sessions on the following dates:
Monday 25th March – 2pm – 4pm
Inspiring Change Manchester HUB
20 Swan Street
Swan Buildings (Ground Floor)
Friday 29th March 2pm – 4pm
5 Samuel Ogden Street
You can drop in for part of the session or all of it, and if you travel by public transport in Greater Manchester please bring your ticket and we will reimburse your travel to the session.
If you would like to know more or want to arrange a chat, Contact Darren, GROW Development Officer. Darren_de_Vally@shelter.org.uk
Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no-one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
Closing date: 7th April 2019 at 11.30pm