Homeless Network Scotland
Homeless Network Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC003453

Homeless Network Scotland was established in 1980 to bring together the different sectors, organisations and individuals that want to put an end to homelessness and to retain a long-term overview. This overarching purpose is as true today as it was then.

Current vacancies

Top job! Head of Policy & Programmes

  • Full time
  • £57,302 – £60,029
  • Blended Working (Glasgow office and Home) (Hybrid)
  • Closing 7th June 2024

Main Duties and Responsibilities

4 programmes reflect our strategic objectives which are to prioritise prevention, end rough sleeping and destitution, support the transition to rapid rehousing and provide platforms for lived experience.

You will draw on your knowledge, skills and experience to:

1. Take a highly relational approach that builds and nurtures the key relationships needed to achieve policy and programme objectives.

2. Create opportunities to influence, improve and implement policy and to brief internally and across our wider networks.

3. Oversee multi-agency programmes to end homelessness and destitution, with a strong focus on delivering equality, impact and improvement.

4. Analyse the impact of Homeless Network Scotland’s strategic plan periodically and collaborate across the organisation to review and revise impact measures.

5. Develop and deliver clear and consistent policy positions across all our activities, based on best available evidence and diverse experience.

Working as part of the leadership team to:

6. Contribute to the strategic development and direction of Homeless Network Scotland, supporting equality, impact and improvement and mitigating risks and issues.

7. Provide inspiring leadership across the organisation, promoting a culture of collective responsibility that helps an expert and dedicated team to achieve their potential.

8. Work to deliver relevant and timely media statements, briefings, blogs and articles.

9. Monitor, review and continuously improve the satisfaction of Homeless Network Scotland members and the wider network.

10. Schedule and submit quality and compliant reports to Homeless Network Scotland's various funders as required.

And working as part of the full team at Homeless Network Scotland to:

11. Adopt an evidence-based and solutions-focused approach to resolving homelessness.

12. Centre lived experience and raise knowledge and awareness of how different groups experience homelessness and the action needed to reduce housing inequality.

13. Build and maintain a knowledge of the network of sectors and services that prevent and respond to homelessness in Scotland.

14. Support fundraising and income generation and create opportunities for the organisation to be commissioned as experts and consultants.

15. Represent Homeless Network Scotland in accordance with our vision and values, policies and procedures and contribute flexibly to the range of our work required to meet our objectives.

Competency Framework

  1. (i) Core Competencies
  2. The post holder will be expected to demonstrate that they meet Homeless Network Scotland’s core values and competencies at Level 4 (see attached our competencies framework).
  3. (ii) Job Specific Competencies
  4. The post holder will also be expected to meet the following job specific competencies, or clearly show how they could be quickly developed:
  • Expert knowledge of the housing and homelessness policy landscape in Scotland.
    • An experienced and motivational project developer, ideally in multi-partner structures.
    • And have:
    • Success in a policy, public affairs or other influencing role.
    • Knowledge and experience of research methodology, designing research materials.
    • Exceptional written communications skills.
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Communications Lead

  • Full time
  • £37,000 – £40,000
  • Blended working - Glasgow office and home
  • Closing 28th July 2023

Your role in our team is to design and deliver a communications, engagement and learning strategy that will mobilise wider participation across our work to connect, learn and act on homelessness.

Our ideal candidate is someone who combines strong writing and content creation skills, with experience of coordinating learning opportunities using creative digital engagement skills. But it might be that you are stronger at some than the other and so long as you can commit to developing with us, then we’d love to hear from you.

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Programme Advisor

  • Full time
  • £43,000 – £46,000
  • Blended working - Glasgow office and home
  • Closing 28th July 2023

Your role in our team will be to provide project management expertise and oversight to increase the impact of Homeless Network Scotland’s programmes. And pursue opportunities for the organisation to support cross-sector partnerships, alliances and collaborations that are focused on what works and what matters.

Our ideal candidate is someone who can help us to keep improving and delivering on our partner’s expectations across our key programmes and projects. We want to welcome an experienced project manager and a highly relational collaborator. Someone who is organised, proactive – who makes things happen.

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Policy Advisor

  • Full time
  • £43,000 – £46,000
  • Blended working - Glasgow office and home
  • Closing 28th July 2023

Your role in our team will be to connect through a diverse network to instigate and influence the policy and system changes needed to resolve homelessness. And advise on what works and what matters, helping to generate new knowledge and evidence.

Our ideal candidate is someone who can influence and advise on policy development and implementation, communicate compelling evidence and knowledge – and ask the right questions in the right places. All while taking account of the range of perspectives and challenges experienced across the sector.

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Finance Manager

  • Part time
  • £40,968 – £43,663 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th April 2023

Responsible for the financial operations of Homeless Network Scotland, a medium-sized charity and company limited by guarantee with a turnover of just over £1m. The main day to day responsibilities of the Finance Manager are drawing up budgets, costing projects, making payments and reporting to funders. And at regular periods, preparing quarterly management accounts, drafting annual budget and drafting annual accounts ready for audit, reporting to the Board of Directors.

Occupational Benefits

  • Employer contribution pension scheme at 9.72%
  • Death-in-service cover

Incentives:

  • Blended working – Glasgow office and home
  • Flexible working hours
  • Annual pay increment
  • Access to free professional coaching sessions
  • Access to free confidential counselling services
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Top job! Head of Policy and Equalities

  • Full time
  • £50,704 – £53,088
  • Blended working between home and Glasgow office
  • Closing 13th August 2021

This is a very promising time to be part of a team working to end homelessness in Scotland. The issue is high on the agenda with a joint Scottish Government and COSLA action plan and 32 local plans. And a national collective of third and academic sector organisations providing an active infrastructure of key services and key knowledge.

Homeless Network Scotland is a small organisation making a big impact. We are a membership organisation that helps drive the policy and system changes needed to resolve homelessness in Scotland. We do this through our links to a wider network of sectors and services and our connections with people with first-hand experience of homelessness.

Overall Purpose of the Post

You will bring a strong focus and ability to influence and instigate the policy and system changes needed to achieve that goal and especially in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion.

You will also provide strategic leadership and collaboration, across the organisation and alongside our wider network, to ensure that our work is:

· evidence led: using the best knowledge available.

· focused on impact: making a measurable difference.

· contextualised: sensitive to current environment we operate in.

· equalities competent: recognising that risk and impact of homelessness is different.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Draw on your knowledge, skills and experience to:

1. Work with the Chief Executive and leadership team to strengthen our ability to access key relationships and to inform and influence decision-makers to meet our strategic objectives.

2. Advise on and improve how the organisation and wider network combats discrimination and is sensitive to inequality, including the characteristics protected in equality legislation.

3. Lead collaborative work to develop specialist pathways for specific equality groups based on analysis of equality data and build expertise in this area.

4. Support pivotal multi-agency programmes to end homelessness and destitution, with a strong focus on supporting equality, impact and improvement.

And as part of the Leadership Team, you will also:

5. Contribute to the strategic development and direction of Homeless Network Scotland and support the organisation's approach to risk and issues management.

6. Set the pace and model an approach to our work that helps an expert and dedicated team to achieve their potential.

7. Monitor, review and continuously improve the satisfaction of Homeless Network Scotland members and the wider network.

We provide

  • Blended working between home and Glasgow office
  • Flexible working hours
  • Annual pay increment
  • Employer contribution pension scheme at 9.72%
  • Death in service cover
  • 37.5 days holiday each year
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