Enfield is serious about ending homelessness.
We are excited to be launching our bold new approach to tackling homelessness, eliminating rough sleeping and drastically reducing the use of temporary accommodation. We are working to create a better range of housing solutions for residents – more council owned homes, a wider variety of housing products, a better quality private rented sector that can be more easily accessed and sustained.
We have a brand-new role within the Housing Advisory Service. This will be an exceptional opportunity for a driven individual to build new networks and to establish, develop and maintain new fundraising initiatives to enhance the services in the borough. We are looking for someone who is passionate and committed to making a real difference to people’s lives and make the case to donors, trusts and corporate organisations to fund our work.
You will have experience in a similar role of writing successful funding bids, researching, analysing and collating information on prospective funding opportunities and submitting tender applications. You will have strong communication skills and experience of managing relationships with a variety of different stakeholders such as trusts, charities and local authorities.
With one of the most severe homelessness challenges in London we knew that we need to respond differently:
- c3,600 households in temporary accommodation
- 4,000 households requesting help each year
- 4,580 tenants in the private rented sector with an income less than their expenditure
- Limited social housing: only 15% of our stock is owned by social landlords
- A large and expanding private rented sector which increased by 60% between 2006-2016
Our new Housing Advisory Service will:
- Step in to prevent people from becoming homeless at the earliest possible stage, rather than waiting until they have a crisis
- Equip people with the skills to secure and sustain a tenancy in the private rented sector through training and support
- Reshape the local housing market to improve access to housing in the private rented sector for residents whilst improving quality through a new Ethical Lettings agency
- Focus on finding sustainable housing solutions for residents.
- Work to ensure a wider range of housing pathways are in place for residents with specialised needs
If you share our vision, then come and join us and help shape our new department, located in The Outreach area of the service, with a focus on empowerment and partnerships to tackle homelessness.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing date: 23:59 on 2nd August 2021
To apply please click on the apply button below
This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.
1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
2. Full work history document completed since leaving full time education, as this is a safeguarding role and requires you to work with Children and/or vulnerable adults.
Please note if your supporting statement is longer than 2 A4 pages, your application may not be considered or reviewed.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Andrea Walkerdine on 0208 132 1022 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on 020 8379 4419.
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Lucretia Thomas on 0204 534 1708 for an informal discussion.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.