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Rough Sleeper Co-ordinator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

During the COVID19 period, the Council has worked with local agencies to bring the majority rough sleepers in Richmond and Wandsworth off the streets and into temporary accommodation. Building on this successful work, we are looking for a Rough Sleeper Co-ordinator to work with a range of partners to raise the profile of rough sleeping as a priority housing issue in Richmond and Wandsworth and establish pathways to long-term housing solutions for this complex population.

This is an influencing role, ensuring the needs of rough sleepers are reflected in wider corporate strategies and plans. The postholder will also act as lead contact for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on matters relating to rough sleeping in Richmond and Wandsworth.

The Rough Sleeper Co-ordinator post offers an exciting opportunity for someone who can take the initiative, seize an opportunity and work collaboratively with a range of internal and external partners.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include , home working (dependent on service need) and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. 

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date: 17 August 2020

Shortlisting Date:  21 August 2020

Interview Date: Week commencing 31 August 2020

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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