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Rough Sleeper Coordinator

  • Job reference: 21623
  • Location: Gravesend, Kent
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Homeless and Housing Options
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Job description: Rough Sleeper Coordinator, Gravesend
A local authority in Kent are recruiting for an individual with experience of dealing with rough-sleepers and single homeless people as well as partnership working, to coordinate their response to rough sleepers in line with the Homeless Reduction Act. This will be on an initial 12 month Fixed-Term Contract.

The Role
The focus of this role is to co-ordinate the local partnership response on rough sleeping linked to the Council's Homelessness Prevention Strategy and national rough sleeping strategies, initiatives and delivery plans, as well as providing analysis and monitoring the delivery of the initiative. This will include the following tasks and responsibilities:
*To monitor the rollout of the rough sleeper services and work in conjunction with the Housing Needs and Improvements Manager to ensure that progress against agreed milestones / performance levels is understood.
*To develop a project plan to integrate the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) RSIP within local initiatives and funding programmes, and identify how successful outcomes will be sustained at the end of the programme funding.
*To regularly report on the performance of the range of services which comprise the Gravesham Council Rough Sleeper Initiative Programme (RSIP), and to contribute to planning how to resolve any shortfall in delivery.
*To identify and collate needs information and co-ordinate data development to support partnership interventions in the public, private and voluntary sectors to reduce the flow of new rough sleepers to the street through targeted prevention activity, rapid crisis interventions and support to access and sustain move-on accommodation.
*To undertake and co-ordinate research on new or at imminent risk rough sleepers using a variety of research methods including questionnaires, interviewing, focus groups and data analysis and to participate/potentially lead on rough sleeper counts and estimates.
*To research best practice and innovation in rough sleeper access to services and successful interventions, and where appropriate to co-ordinate the implementation of improvements.
*To monitor the delivery of the RSIP, providing regular reporting to the council, local partners and MHCLG; identifying demographic, need and outcomes information.
*To contribute to the development of a robust method of evidencing the impact of the RSIP with partners and MHCLG RSIP leads, with a focus on initiatives, policies and procedures to support improved service provision for rough sleepers.
*To represent Gravesham Borough Council at multi-agency meetings, such as the monthly Community MARAC meeting.
*To provide robust and accurate data to support performance monitoring requirements.
*To respond to internal and external RSIP data enquiries and general requests for information on rough sleeping.

The Candidate
To be considered for this role, you will require previous experience working with rough sleepers and delivering successful homelessness interventions and running related services.
You will also need strong experience of successful co-operation and team working with partner organisations in a homelessness setting and providing guidance on internal policies and procedures relating to the project, and interpret them based on the needs of individual situations
Due to the vulnerable nature of clients, you will also require a DBS.

The Contract
This is a 12-month fixed-term contract with potential to be extended or made permanent. The salary will be starting from £25,000 but could potentially be lifted for the right candidate.

How to Apply
To apply for this role, please send your CV to Lee McMillan at Service Care Solutions via lee . mc millan @ service care . org . uk
You can also call Lee on 01772 208 966 to discuss the role in more detail.