This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about co-production and ending homelessness - engaging and coordinating people with lived experience and from the sector to work together towards the aims of Manchester Homelessness Partnership (MHP).
The employer is Street Support Network, on behalf of MHP. You can read more about this organisation and the partnership in the MHP project specification.
The primary objective of this role is to engage more people with lived experience in the work of MHP. The role will build capacity of experts by experience to ensure that people moving through homelessness can play a full role and have a voice within all aspects of MHP and Action Groups.
The role will support co-production and service improvement by ensuring that the experiences of those who are rough sleeping or in temporary accommodation are heard. It will inform change and service development across all sectors working with people experiencing homelessness.
The role involves research, networking, connecting, presenting, facilitation and communication. Activities will include:
You will need to have the ability to communicate with people from a diverse range of backgrounds, and have a strong commitment to the aims, values and culture of the Manchester Homelessness Charter.
Applicants need to have excellent organisational, communication and presentation skills. Must be flexible and adaptable, self-motivated and organised, sensitive to different perspectives, authentic and trustworthy, able to balance tenacity and patience.
Experience in community development with a co-production / strengths-based approach is important, alongside a good understanding of issues faced by people experiencing homelessness and within the sector. Applicants must understand the ethos and benefits of co-production. Specific homelessness sector experience is an advantage.
We value lived experience, professional and learned experience, and welcome applications from people with personal experience of homelessness (though this is not a requirement).
The working hours are flexible, based around the needs of the applicant and the role, which may include early morning or evening events, and occasionally events at weekend. We offer 25 days holiday a year. The office is located in central Manchester.
Appointment is subject to a satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check. There will be a 12 week probationary period.
* We may decide to offer a lower salary if the successful applicant needs additional developmental support in the form of training, coaching, mentoring, or event facilitation.
Interviews will be conducted in late January. If you have any further questions, you can get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.Apply Now
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