VACANCIES

Housing Support Worker

 

Closing Date:  Midnight Monday 8th June 2020

Interview date: W/C Monday 15th June 2020

 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Housing Support Worker to join our dynamic team at Hope Housing. A full job description and person specification are attached.

Due to changes this job is now full-time

 

Who are we?

 

Established in 2008, Hope Housing is a registered Christian charity working with people experiencing homelessness in Bradford. Our aim is to end rough sleeping in Bradford by eradicating homelessness through the provision of a range of services including crisis management, advice and advocacy and supported housing. Hope Housing currently has 28 supported bed places in 16 properties across the city and we are actively looking to expand our portfolio. We are connected into a wide range of working partnerships with statutory and voluntary services and churches to deliver a range of person centred services in the City.  We know that we cannot solve homelessness by ourselves; our key principles are to work with others and focus our work on filling gaps in homeless provision so that in our City no one will be left out. All our support is tailored to each individual and enables even the most disadvantaged people to access housing, financial and practical help through a person-centred, individualised approach. 

 

Purpose

 

The Housing Support Worker will manage and provide support for clients in our supported tenancies to maintain their accommodation. They will provide outreach support to homeless people to support them in a pathway out of homelessness and connect clients to social support within the wider community, including recovery groups, walking groups, and other local activities. As a member of the team, the Housing Support Worker will contribute to fulfilling Hope Housing’s vision for the eradication of homelessness in Bradford.

 

What drives us?

 

At our core we aim to reduce homelessness in such ways as may be thought fit within the context of Christian values and practice, based on the biblical mandate to love our neighbour as ourselves. We believe it is a great privilege to help people experiencing homelessness by providing hope where they often feel there is no hope.

 

Applications for the post are invited from those who have the relevant skills, experience and passion by submission of a detailed CV and covering application letter to Helen Syrop (Hope Housing Project Manager) via email: contact@hopehousing.org.uk.  

 

Please contact Helen Syrop if you require further information.

 

CVs should include: 

  • Name and contact details

  • Qualifications (level; date obtained; awarding body)

  • Full employment history

  • Name of two referees (including current or most recent employer) – please indicate if these can be contacted after shortlisting

Covering letter should include: 

 

  • Why you are applying for the post

  • How you meet the essential and, if appropriate, desirable criteria

  • Confirmation that, if shortlisted, you are available for the interview date

  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK

Voluntary Hope Housing Management Committee Member / Trustee Role Description

 

We have an exciting opportunity for two new members to join our dynamic Management Committee/Trustee board. In particular, we are looking for someone with an accountancy/financial management background to take over the role of Treasurer.

 

However, the key qualities we need are people who are committed and passionate about what we are trying to achieve.

 

Role Overview

 

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, developing the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

Our latest Trustees Annual Report and Accounts as submitted for the last year are available to view here.

 

General responsibilities

  • To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations.

  • To ensure that the organisation pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document.

  • To ensure that the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives (the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objectives, no matter how worthwhile or charitable those activities are).

  • To contribute actively to the board of trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets.

  • To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.

  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation.

  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.

  • To protect and manage the property of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity’s funds.

  • To appoint staff in conjunction with the other trustees and monitor his/her performance.

  • to act within the framework of values, ethos, policies and procedures set by the trustees.

 

Qualities

  • Ability to communicate clearly

  • Commitment to the organisation

  • Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort

  • Ability to think creatively

  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team

  • Practising Christian or willing to promote Christian beliefs through the work of Hope Housing

 

These are voluntary roles, which would require attending up to 6 Management Committee meetings per year. 

 

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee you should first read the guidance from the Charity Commission ('Charity trustee: what’s involved')  to ensure you are eligible.

To obtain further information please telephone 01274 900764.


To apply send your CV to contact@hopehousing.org.uk 

Registered charity no. 1132349

​​Contact us:

01274 900764

contact@hopehousing.org.uk

​Find us: 

Hope Housing

Millside House

131 Grattan Road

Bradford

BD1 2HS

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