(£23,817 per annum for the Co-ordinator)
(£21,000 per annum for the Deputy Co-ordinator)
Co-ordinator – Fixed term 5 months (Commencing 14th October 2019)
Deputy Co-ordinator – Fixed term 4 months (Commencing 1st November 2019)
Canterbury, East Kent
Closing date: Midday on Monday 30th September 2019
CatchingLives are seeking to employ a Co-ordinator and Deputy to run the Canterbury Community Shelter. This is a rolling night shelter that houses the rough sleepers of Canterbury during the winter months. It is a varied, challenging and rewarding job that involves being responsible for the set up and running of a 24 hour a day shelter operation that will run for 3 months (1st December 2019 to 29th February 2020).
The working week will require both the Coordinator and deputy to be flexible, managing and co-ordinating the shelter at each of its seven church venues from the central hub that is Canterbury Open Centre. This includes training, building and maintaining a strong team of Project Workers and volunteers, numbering 100 or more. In the mornings, this will involve interview and risk assessments of homeless people hoping to use the shelter, managing referrals, liaising closely with CatchingLives Day Centre Project Team and Canterbury City Council’s Housing Solutions team.
The Deputy Co-ordinator will support and cover for the Co-ordinator, as necessary, and will work one overnight shift (7.45pm to 8.45am) overseeing the clients, whilst the shelter is in operation.
You will be in charge of a small staff team and a large team of volunteers, working with vulnerable adults (which include those with mental health and substance misuse issues). Experience with the client group is preferred but not essential, as training will be given. The post is subject to Enhanced DBS checks.
For more information please telephone 01227 464904 and ask for Terry Gore, or email Terry to ask for a copy of the role description (please indicate whether you wish to receive a description for one or both roles). Once this has been received send a CV along with a covering email, detailing why you think would be suitable for the roles, clearly headed ‘CCSC Application’ to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is Monday 30th September 2019 and interviews will take place on Monday 7th October 2019 and Tuesday 8th October 2019.
Registered Charity Number 1014868. Limited Company Number 2719436.