Rough Sleeper Co-ordinator
Fixed term contract initially for 12 months
The number of people rough sleeping in Birmingham has been increasing each year. This is an exciting opportunity to help support the council’s Rough Sleeping strategy and make a positive difference to people’s lives.
The service has recently been awarded funding to tackle rough sleeping issues in the city. The purpose have this job is to act as the operational lead for the City’s response to rough sleepers. This post is suitable for a secondment.
There are a range of organisations within the city that provide accommodation support to rough sleepers in Birmingham. You will be required to co-ordinate statutory, non-statutory and commissioned providers to deliver a joined up approach in tackling rough sleeping and associated street activity.
You will need to develop effective partnership working with internal and external agencies/partners, including lead on rough sleeping and street based activity multi-agency meetings to develop an offer and service position that successfully tackles rough sleeping and homelessness.
You will conduct a review on the current arrangements regarding the delivery of services to rough sleepers with the view of designing a future operating model as well as develop an appropriate exit strategy to ensure continued coherent service delivery in each activity area following the end of funding.
You will also need to ensure data on rough sleepers is managed effectively, establish reporting processes and develop robust monitoring systems that will be used to report back to the MHCLG regarding the progress of this project.
Experience of working with rough sleepers and extensive knowledge of current strategic policies national, regional and locally, including experienced of delivery multi-agency partnership working and working with community and sector partners to achieve organisation objectives will be required. The role will demand a sound knowledge of Housing legislation and Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.
“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non UK and non EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.”
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