SHELTER

SHELTER Edinburgh, UK
Oct 19, 2018
Full time
Shelter Scotland is looking for a proactive individual with experience of working with high net worth individuals (HNWIs) in a charity or commercial environment, to join us in this vital fundraising role as Senior Philanthropy Manager and help accelerate growth in our six and seven figure donations. Shelter Scotland helps over half a million 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. Part of an award-winning fundraising team, High Value Partnerships (HVP) raises funds from high-net-worth individuals (Philanthropy), legacy pledgers, trusts, the Big Lottery Fund and businesses. Against the backdrop of a worsening housing crisis and increasing numbers of people who are homeless, the Philanthropy team has ambitious plans to significantly grow its income to meet the ever-growing demand for our services. Join us, and, as part of a passionate and creative team, you'll help us take philanthropy fundraising to new heights. About the role This brand new position involves building a pipeline of prospective high net worth donors and meeting annual fundraising targets that allow us to deliver vital services across Scotland. It also involves building propositions and developing products that will support growth in large donations and pledges. Working across the wider HVP team and managed remotely by the Head of Philanthropy based in London, we'll rely on you to build a plan for Shelter Scotland to attract donations from HNWIs. You'll also be responsible for developing a strategy to expand our networks and deepen our relationships with existing donors to grow their financial commitment. Managing and cultivating a portfolio of donors and prospects and working with research colleagues to identify potential new donors - all are aspects of this challenging role. About you You'll need proven experience of securing large gifts from HNWIs in a charity or equivalent experience in a commercial relationship/sales role. We'll also be looking for a flair for writing clear, compelling proposals and reports that effectively communicate the difference Shelter makes. Excellent relationship building skills are also a given, as is an understanding of trends in the philanthropy and broader fundraising space. Self-motivated, results-driven and commercially aware, you're equally at home collaborating with others or working autonomously. What's more, you're a creative thinker who's not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas when appropriate. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. 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 Scotland, 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: 7 November 2018 at 11.30pm
SHELTER 197 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1PW, UK
Oct 18, 2018
Full time
Edinburgh, Tollcross Shop Closing date: 21 October 2018 at 11.30pm Who are we looking for? We are looking for someone who has experience of managing a team and can demonstrate how they have empowered and motivated that team beyond expectations. With the added experience of being able to recruit and develop a diverse team, in particular volunteers, you may be exactly what we are looking for. Your role will be varied and will challenge you, but will provide you with stimulating and satisfying work. Our Community Shop Managers do not have a "typical day" and that's because they are continually seeking different opportunities to engage with the local community and increase their shops contribution to Shelter's cause. This could be through local community links, such as with other retailers, schools, churches or the local food bank. You will develop and encourage your own and your team's interest and passion in merchandising the shop to attract those customers and donors through the door as well as continually developing your own and your team's knowledge of who Shelter are and what we do. It goes without saying that your volunteers, under your leadership, will run an exceptional shop that will raise as much money as possible for Shelter's work. How do I demonstrate I am who you are looking for? You will need to address and provide examples of the following in your application and at interview: Experience of managing a team of staff and/or volunteers, including recruitment and development of that team Experience of providing excellent customer service, preferably in a face-to-face role Experience of being enterprising and innovative How do we describe our Community Shop Managers? If we were to describe our Community Shop Managers in 4 key words, they would be Confident, Inspiring, Enterprising and Influential. Our Community Shop Managers are happy to roll up their sleeves and lead by example and their aim is to develop and empower their team. At Shelter we value our people and the skills and expertise they can bring to their role to help further Shelter's cause. As a Community Shop Manager, how you manage people is the most important skill we are looking for and it will be critical to your success in this role. How is this all possible? It's simple, with a strong, motivated and committed volunteer shop team behind you, anything is possible! What are the benefits? We offer a wide range of benefits including 30 days annual leave, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, childcare vouchers and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme. How to apply For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.
SHELTER England, UK
Oct 18, 2018
Full time
We're looking for a results-driven individual with recent experience of providing specialist level housing/debt/welfare benefit advice to join us as a Senior Advice, Support & Guidance Worker and deliver an integrated advice and support service as part of a vital partnership contract. 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. As part of our London Hub team and working on our Westminster City Council contract, the service focuses on the prevention of homelessness. We offer person-centred advice, support and guidance including advice within community agencies and advice via telephone and digital channels and work in partnership with other agencies to identify those who are at risk of experiencing housing issues as early as possible and prevent homelessness together. About the role As Senior Advice, Support and Guidance Worker you will provide full advice and guidance on housing needs, focusing on preventing homelessness and securing stable, long -term accommodation. This will involve developing support/case plans, day-to-day supervision of cases and working closely with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure clients have access to appropriate services. Accompanying clients on property visit, assessing affordability and suitability, supporting them to move into their home and setting up budgeting plans and bank accounts are also key elements of this role. About you We are looking for someone with recent experience of providing specialist level housing/debt/welfare benefit advice, gained working with vulnerable people and/or people with multiple and complex needs within a safeguarding framework. You will have a proactive, collaborative and results-driven approach, the ability to lead change, excellent relationship building skills and sensitivity to the needs of others. Good typing skills and proficiency using case management systems and Microsoft Office applications is also required. Line management experience is desirable not essential. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, the possibility of flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development. 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. 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. Fixed term contract until September 2019 (Maternity Cover) Closing date: Sunday 28th October 2018 (at 11.30 pm)
SHELTER 197 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1PW, UK
Oct 18, 2018
Full time
Closing date: 7 November 2018 at 11.30pm Shelter Scotland is looking for a proactive individual with experience of working with high net worth individuals (HNWIs) in a charity or commercial environment, to join us in this vital fundraising role as Senior Philanthropy Manager and help accelerate growth in our six and seven figure donations. Shelter Scotland helps over half a million 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. Part of an award-winning fundraising team, High Value Partnerships (HVP) raises funds from high-net-worth individuals (Philanthropy), legacy pledgers, trusts, the Big Lottery Fund and businesses. Against the backdrop of a worsening housing crisis and increasing numbers of people who are homeless, the Philanthropy team has ambitious plans to significantly grow its income to meet the ever-growing demand for our services. Join us, and, as part of a passionate and creative team, you'll help us take philanthropy fundraising to new heights. About the role This brand new position involves building a pipeline of prospective high net worth donors and meeting annual fundraising targets that allow us to deliver vital services across Scotland. It also involves building propositions and developing products that will support growth in large donations and pledges. Working across the wider HVP team and managed remotely by the Head of Philanthropy based in London, we'll rely on you to build a plan for Shelter Scotland to attract donations from HNWIs. You'll also be responsible for developing a strategy to expand our networks and deepen our relationships with existing donors to grow their financial commitment. Managing and cultivating a portfolio of donors and prospects and working with research colleagues to identify potential new donors - all are aspects of this challenging role. About you You'll need proven experience of securing large gifts from HNWIs in a charity or equivalent experience in a commercial relationship/sales role. We'll also be looking for a flair for writing clear, compelling proposals and reports that effectively communicate the difference Shelter makes. Excellent relationship building skills are also a given, as is an understanding of trends in the philanthropy and broader fundraising space. Self-motivated, results-driven and commercially aware, you're equally at home collaborating with others or working autonomously. What's more, you're a creative thinker who's not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas when appropriate. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. 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 Scotland, 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.
SHELTER Hackney, London E9 6NR, UK
Oct 18, 2018
Full time
We're looking for a qualified Solicitor with experience of handling a wide range of housing cases, to join our London hub team and enable those in housing need to enforce their rights and challenge the limits of the law. 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. Our legal services have an enviable national reputation for excellence in the provision of housing and community care law. This role is based at our London hub which has bases in Newham, Hackney and Islington. This is a great chance to use your expertise to deliver a specialist legal casework service in housing law, including litigation and consultancy work, and you'll also be part of the national legal services team at one of the UK's leading charities. About the Role As a Solicitor you'll take on a varied caseload from both Hackney and Newham that includes dealing with emergency cases and identifying and carrying out strategic litigation. We'll also rely on you to provide consultancy work, technical supervision and delegate work to ensure it's carried out efficiently and to the highest standard. Carrying out court representation, including at Housing Duty Possession Schemes, will be important too, as will ensuring funding is maximised on each case. And, when it comes to training and developing others, promoting our legal services or identifying referrals from internal and eternal sources, again, we'll count on you to deliver. About you Used to working on public and private sector cases on issues including homelessness, security of tenure and possession proceedings, you also meet the 2013 SQM Supervisor standard in housing. What's more, you have sound knowledge of publicly funded Legal Aid work, including legal representation and legal help. The ability to establish priorities and develop clear plans to achieve your goals is also required, as are excellent listening, communication and problem solving skills, sensitivity to the needs of others and a genuine interest in their views. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. 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. 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: 31 October 2018 at 11.30 pm.
SHELTER London, UK
Oct 18, 2018
Full time
Closing date: 21 October 2018 at 11.30pm We're looking for an inspirational people person to join us as an Assistant Shop Manager in our brand new 'Boutique by Shelter' charity shop in the Coal Drop Yard Shopping Centre in King's Cross, which opens at the end of October. What is Boutique by Shelter? For us, it's a new direction - a unique chain of shops focused on higher end/designer items, with interiors designed by Wayne Hemingway. Concept stores that are Innovative and pioneering and part of the local community, our community shops play a big part in the fight against homelessness. And, because this brand new shop will be the only charity shop on the development, it's a unique opportunity to get in at the start of an exciting new initiative that will be challenging and rewarding and help fulfil the Coal Drop Yard's corporate social responsibility pledge. You will be pivotal in assisting the Shop Manager in leading and empowering a team of volunteers to engage with the local community on Shelter's cause, maximising the contribution of gifts of time from volunteers, the gifts of products from our donors and the gift of income from our customers. You will be the ambassador of Shelter on the high street; raising vital money for our cause. If you want to make a real difference to people at risk of homelessness, this is a unique opportunity to do just that. We offer a wide range of benefits including 22 days annual leave (pro rata), enhanced maternity/paternity leave, childcare vouchers and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme. Your key responsibilities: Assist the Shop Manager in the recruitment, support and development of a strong community focused shop team and empower them to maximise Shelter's income Represent Shelter in your local community, ensuring that you and your team responsibly share the knowledge of Shelter's cause with customers, volunteers, donors and potential Shelter clients Ensure a safe, clean, bright and happy environment for your team to work in and for your customers to shop in, in turn attracting potential donors and volunteers. And what you'll need: Willing to take on a new challenge and a keen interest in Shelter's cause Be an energetic person with an enthusiasm for managing and empowering people Knowledge of and the ability to recruit, develop and inspire a team of volunteers Extraordinary motivational skills Knowledge of increasing sales growth and controlling costs. 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. 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. 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. Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
SHELTER City of London, UK
Oct 17, 2018
Full time
Closing date: 25 October 2018 at 11.30pm We're looking for a proactive individual with community fundraising and volunteer management experience to join us as a Regional Community Fundraiser and help us maximise our local fundraising activities. 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. Part of our hugely successful Fundraising Division, Shelter's Community & Events team is responsible for innovating, creating and delivering an array of fundraising events, as well as community fundraising programme. Our high value challenge events portfolio includes Shelter's own flagship events Vertical Rush and Urban Rush. We also support, develop and promote a variety of successful community fundraising initiatives and deliver an ambitious special events portfolio of high profile cultural events and festival partnerships. And, with the launch of a new and exciting growth strategy and further investment in the Events team, it's a particularly exciting time to join us. About the role Implementing a new community fundraising strategy in London and the surrounding areas is just one of the challenges we'll expect you to rise to in this high profile role. Essentially, you'll be responsible for raising the profile of the organisation and attracting new loyal and regular supporters. That means shaping and developing your geographical area and local community to establish a tangible relationship with Shelter and its work. It also means providing a high standard of stewardship to add value to current and new Shelter fundraisers and volunteers. Working in the best interests of the charity by contributing to wider fundraising teams' goals whenever possible will be important too. Put simply, you'll do everything you can to generate more income and attract new long-term supporters. About you To succeed, you'll need a proven relevant background, including working within community fundraising, volunteer management and a demonstrable track record of meeting and exceeding financial targets. We'll also be looking for experience of reporting using Raisers Edge or a similar database. Customer focused, commercially aware and results-driven, you have a creative and innovative approach and are great at building relationships with people at all levels. What's more, you're not afraid to challenge the status quo and try new ideas when appropriate. Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications is also required, as is a full UK driving licence. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. 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. 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.
SHELTER London, UK
Oct 17, 2018
Full time
Looking to start a fresh new career in the charity sector? Are you concerned about the homelessness and housing problems in the UK? Are you looking for a way to make a difference but don't know where to start? Becoming a Shelter Fundraiser could the perfect answer! Shelter are growing their door to door charity fundraising team in London so why not seize this opportunity to speak out and help this amazing organization to continue their vital work providing support and guidance to thousands of people struggling with bad housing and homelessness across the UK. Charity fundraising can kick start your career in the charity sector. It's a fantastic job for graduates, gap year students or those looking for a career change, and for those with a real interest in social issues. This role will make a welcome change from the office-based 9 to 5! Working as a team, you will speak to people at their homes and inspire them to support the charity through direct debit donations. What to Expect: * Immediate start date! * Weekly pay * Guaranteed hourly rate of £10.25-15 per hour * Working hours: 1pm-8pm Monday-Friday * Ongoing training and coaching * Unlimited progression opportunities! The Role: Working in a team of passionate, sociable people you'll visit residential areas and speak to members of the public over their doorsteps. You'll have vital conversations about Shelter's work and will secure long-term donations. 100% of the funds you raise will go directly to Shelter! You don't need to have previous experience to work for Shelter as a door to door fundraiser - you'll receive industry leading training and support to get you started in the role! Throughout you'll have continual support, coaching and training from your Team Leaders and the management team. Fundraisers are energetic and outgoing! They love being outdoors, they're resilient and they feel truly passionate about the state of housing in the UK. Each day 150 families become homeless in Britain. Shelter believe everyone should have a safe, secure and affordable place to call home. To apply to be a charity fundraiser for Shelter, reply to this advert with your CV and Holly from Flow Caritas will be in touch. What Flow Caritas do to help you We are here to get you hired, so call us back if you want some further coaching before your interview. We are at your disposal so ask us anything! If you are successful, we look after you through the whole process and get you into training and when you're on assignment with the charity, we are here to ensure you are always happy in your role. We will be in touch after the interview to let you know the outcome and we manage the whole process afterwards. When you work for Flow Caritas, you can expect complimentary socials for all of your hard work. We will help you further your career in Fundraising. Apply now. Interviews are running throughout October and November.
SHELTER London Borough of Tower Hamlets, UK
Oct 16, 2018
Full time
Closing date: 24 October 2018 at 11.30pm We're looking for a well-organised individual who has worked in a legal practice, to join us as a Legal Administrator and provide vital secretarial and admin support to our Stratford, E15 based legal team. 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. Our Legal Services have an enviable national reputation for excellence in the provision of housing and community care law. This particular role is part of our London Hub, with bases in Newham, Hackney and Islington, and will see you play a key support role within the local team of solicitors and advisors working out of Stratford Advice Arcade. About the Role As a Legal Administrator , you'll be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the legal team's work and enabling them to maximise casework hours. On any given day that could involve communicating with clients and third parties, preparing documents and letters or providing a swift and extremely accurate audio typing service to solicitors. It will also see you prepare and deliver bundles and documents for court, enter data onto our case management system, manage our legal billing process and maintain accurate financial records and petty cash. And, when it comes to general office tasks like answering telephones, taking messages, creating and managing files etc., again we'll rely on you. About you In addition to having worked in a legal practice, you'll need proven experience gained in a secretarial role where you used a range of IT tools to carry out your work, including case management systems. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, you have good audio and copy typing skills too, with a minimum speed of 70 wpm using a word-processor. What's more, you're proactive, creative and commercially aware, have great written and verbal communication skills, enjoy working as part of a team and are willing to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas when appropriate. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. 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.
SHELTER Otterburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE19 1NU, UK
Oct 16, 2018
Full time
Closing date: Sunday 28 th October 2018 at 11.30 pm Interviews to be held on 9th November 2018 We're looking for someone with proven housing law and debt advice knowledge to join our 'Through the Gate' team as a Community Resettlement Worker in Northumbria. 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. As part of Transforming Rehabilitation, Shelter has been contracted to deliver housing, finance and debt advice in prisons across the North East. The service consists of a Through the Gate Resettlement Team based on site delivering advice via the new Resettlement Planning process. We work closely with a wealth of other agencies and workers too, including CRC staff, prison officers and staff, statutory and voluntary agencies; probation staff and agencies external to the prison environment. This is your chance to play an important role. About the role As a Community Resettlement Worker you will be part of a dedicated team delivering a professional, outcome focussed Resettlement Service to offenders in the community and in custody. The position will be working within the Transforming Rehabilitation Through the Gate Team. Based in Northumbria Contract Package Area (CPA) the service covers Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland. The substantive location will be at one of these locations but with an expectation to work across multiple locations within CPA as well as working in prisons as required. This will include carrying out housing, finance and debt interventions with service users. About you You'll have considerable experience of housing law and debt advice, together with a good understanding of the main issues affecting homelessness and offenders. Experience of providing advocacy on behalf of clients to other agencies and authorities is important too, as is a proactive, client-focused and collaborative approach, great relationship building skills, respect for others' opinions and the ability to deal effectively with change. Proficient in the use of MS office applications, you'll have good typing skills, a full driving licence and access to a vehicle. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. 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. 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.
SHELTER Otterburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE19 1NU, UK
Oct 16, 2018
Full time
Closing date: Sunday 28th October 2018 at 11.30 pm Interviews to be held on 9th November 2018 We're looking for someone with proven housing law and debt advice knowledge to join our 'Through the Gate' team as a Custody Resettlement Worker in Northumbria. 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. As part of Transforming Rehabilitation, Shelter has been contracted to deliver housing, finance and debt advice in prisons across the North East. The service consists of a Through the Gate Resettlement Team based on site delivering advice via the new Resettlement Planning process. We work closely with a wealth of other agencies and workers too, including CRC staff, prison officers and staff, statutory and voluntary agencies; probation staff and agencies external to the prison environment. This is your chance to play an important role. About the role As a Custody Resettlement Worker you will be part of a dedicated team delivering a professional, outcome focussed Resettlement Service to offenders in the community and in custody. The position will be working within the Transforming Rehabilitation Through the Gate Team. Based in Northumbria Contract Package Area (CPA) the service covers Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland as well as working from HMP Northumberland and HMP Durham. The substantive location for this role will be HMP Northumberland but with an expectation to work across multiple locations within CPA as required. This will include carrying out housing, finance and debt interventions. About you You'll have considerable experience of housing law and debt advice, together with a good understanding of the main issues affecting homelessness and offenders. Experience of providing advocacy on behalf of clients to other agencies and authorities is important too, as is a proactive, client-focused and collaborative approach, great relationship building skills, respect for others' opinions and the ability to deal effectively with change. Proficient in the use of MS office applications, you'll have good typing skills, a full driving licence and access to a vehicle. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. 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. 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.
SHELTER London Borough of Tower Hamlets, UK
Oct 16, 2018
Full time
Closing date: 25 October 2018 at 11.30pm We're looking for a proactive individual with community fundraising and volunteer management experience to join us as a Regional Community Fundraiser and help us maximise our local fundraising activities. 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. Part of our hugely successful Fundraising Division, Shelter's Community & Events team is responsible for innovating, creating and delivering an array of fundraising events, as well as community fundraising programme. Our high value challenge events portfolio includes Shelter's own flagship events Vertical Rush and Urban Rush. We also support, develop and promote a variety of successful community fundraising initiatives and deliver an ambitious special events portfolio of high profile cultural events and festival partnerships. And, with the launch of a new and exciting growth strategy and further investment in the Events team, it's a particularly exciting time to join us. About the role Implementing a new community fundraising strategy in London and the surrounding areas is just one of the challenges we'll expect you to rise to in this high profile role. Essentially, you'll be responsible for raising the profile of the organisation and attracting new loyal and regular supporters. That means shaping and developing your geographical area and local community to establish a tangible relationship with Shelter and its work. It also means providing a high standard of stewardship to add value to current and new Shelter fundraisers and volunteers. Working in the best interests of the charity by contributing to wider fundraising teams' goals whenever possible will be important too. Put simply, you'll do everything you can to generate more income and attract new long-term supporters. About you To succeed, you'll need a proven relevant background, including working within community fundraising, volunteer management and a demonstrable track record of meeting and exceeding financial targets. We'll also be looking for experience of reporting using Raisers Edge or a similar database. Customer focused, commercially aware and results-driven, you have a creative and innovative approach and are great at building relationships with people at all levels. What's more, you're not afraid to challenge the status quo and try new ideas when appropriate. Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications is also required, as is a full UK driving licence. Benefits include 30 days' annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development. 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. 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.