Work Placement Coordinator
Contract type: Permanent Full Time
Salary: £33,250 to £36,492
Scale: 26 - 30
The Connection at St. Martins is based in the heart of London, near Charing Cross Station and Trafalgar Square. CSTM has been helping homeless people since the First World War and is one of London’s largest homelessness charities. CSTM helps 4000 people each year through delivery of services for rough sleepers and people who are vulnerably housed:
- A Day Centre supporting 2500 people to engage in mainstream services;
- A Night Centre providing 750 people a year with access to emergency accommodation;
- Advice for 900 people a year so that they can access housing and improve wellbeing;
- ETE provision helping 700 people a year to move towards into work, learning and volunteering.
Our new strategy from April 2018 includes our aim to develop our services in new ways. This includes implementing a strengths based approach to client work, consolidating the implementation of a new service model, creating better pathways for clients into health and treatment services and improving our systems to demonstrate impact. Along with a number of other developments, we have created a Knowledge and Innovation Team which this post will be based in and which also includes a range of specialist functions taking forward key elements of this plan.
The Step Up Volunteer Coordinator will support the delivery of CSTM’s internal client volunteering programme, Step Up. The Step Up programme is open to all clients of CSTM and enables our clients, as experts by experience, to work alongside staff and volunteers in the design, delivery and evaluation of our services. Over the next year we are aiming to increase the number and quality of client volunteering opportunities in order to ensure client involvement in every team and service area.
For 2019 we will be developing accreditation for the Step Up Programme and plan to deliver in-house theoretical training alongside practical placements, so the ideal candidate will have teaching and training experience. The Step Up coordinator will play a significant role in helping to grow the programme through positively engaging staff, clients and volunteers in new and existing projects across the organisation.
The role requires someone with a strong track record in co-production and a strengths based approach to working with people who have multiple and complex needs. The Step Up coordinator must be able to work in a busy service environment and be committed to playing a part in shaping and developing services to involve clients and enable them to move towards recovery.
Closing date: Midnight on Wednesday 12th June
Interview date: Friday 21st June
The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.