Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and Malling borough councils are looking for a Rough Sleeper Co-Ordinator. This role involves overseeing both councils’ operational and strategic response to rough sleeping, and working closely with our key homelessness partners from the statutory and voluntary sectors.
This is an exciting opportunity for a proactive, robust and determined person who shares our commitment to end rough sleeping in both council areas as soon as possible.
You will need to have experience of working with rough sleepers and a current understanding of the reasons that contribute to people sleeping rough. We’re looking for someone who can develop and maintain strong working relationships with customers and colleagues from both local authorities, as well as with staff from the various support organisations and accommodation providers we work with.
You will need to have the drive and commitment to support an often vulnerable and challenging client group. Excellent communication, influencing and reasoning skills are key, as is the ability to solve problems effectively. You will be expected to plan ahead, organise deadlines and to be able to manage your own workload in a busy, fast paced environment.
The post also involves participating in outreach visits to rough sleepers, chairing multi agency meetings, writing bids for future Government funding, producing progress reports, being alert to good practice around ending rough sleeping and identifying service improvements.
This is a fixed term contract for 12 months. Secondment opportunities may be considered.
For further information on this role’s responsibilities please see the Job Description and Person Specification documents.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jane Lang, Housing Services Manager, on 01892 554157.
Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 5 April 2020
Interviews will be held: Thursday 9 April 2020
Please note: Due to the Coronavirus, interviews will take place via video call