Rough Sleeper Navigator

Recruiter
Brent Council
Location
Brent, London (Greater)
Salary
£32,418 - £34,209 p.a. inc.
Posted
17 Jun 2021
Closes
01 Jul 2021
Ref
2100425
Contract Type
Contract

An Excellent Opportunity… 

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post

One of the Government’s main priorities is to ensure that all forms of homelessness and rough sleeping is reduced. At Brent Council, we are very committed and passionate about this.

We have received funding from Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for two navigator positions to work with rough sleepers to navigate pathways for a life away from the streets.  The post holder will act as a single point of contact for rough sleepers and work with this client group in a person centred way to ensure sustainable outcomes around housing are achieved.

The Person

Are you seeking a fresh challenge? Do you want to make a real and lasting difference to the health and wellbeing of people who are sleeping rough?

We are looking for an exceptional team player who has the skills and qualities that are needed to transform and rebuild the lives of men and women who have been sleeping rough for a long time or are trapped in a cycle of repeat rough sleeping.

As part of our expanded Rough Sleepers Team, you will engage positively and persistently with rough sleepers to build their trust and help them to obtain housing suited to their needs.

To meet the requirements of this exciting role, you will have a

Closing Date: 01 July 2021 (23:00)

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application. 

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances. 

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on recruitment@brent.gov.uk.  Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially. 

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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