Category Archives: Recruitment

JOB ADVERT: Finance and Administration Officer

HOPE worldwide UK are seeking someone who enjoys working accurately with detailed information. They need to be diligent and hard-working and have a passion for the work and purpose of HOPE worldwide. They will have at least three years’ experience working in a finance or bookkeeping role and be happy to work in an organization with a Christian ethos and values. Some details are listed below, full details are available in the recruitment pack which can be downloaded from the website.

Job title

Finance and Administration Officer

Brief description of role

To administer and manage all aspects of financial administration at HOPE worldwide UK. This will include recording and reporting financial transactions, producing management accounts for the senior management team and for the board, involvement in the budget process, administering petty cash, managing payroll, supplier management and other duties that will help HOPE worldwide focus more effectively and efficiently on its core purpose.

 Hours to be worked

The core hours are 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, but there might be times that the post-holder will need to work extra hours when necessary. This could include being available for occasional evenings and at weekends to participate in special events like board meetings if needed. Although it is anticipated that the job will be full-time, HOPE worldwide will consider a part-time arrangement for the equivalent of four days a week.

Location of work

The role will be based at one of our London offices, either in the Angel or near the Oval. The post-holder will need to visit the other office regularly.

Salary banding

Between £25,000 to £30,000 depending on experience.

Closing date for application

Applications must be received no later than midday Friday 15 December 2017. They can be emailed to: info@hopeworldwide.org.uk

Anticipated interview dates

To be confirmed – probably within January 2018.

DBS checks

Due to the nature of the role, a criminal record check is required before a final job offer is made (see HOPE worldwide’s policy on recruiting ex-offenders).

Occupational Requirements

In light of the Christian ethos of the Charity and the nature and context of the work to be undertaken by this role, it is considered that there is an occupational requirement for the postholder to be a practising Christian in accordance with Schedule 9 Equality Act 2010.

Further information

For Recruitment pack, application form or more information, please contact us by emailing info@hopeworldwide.org.uk

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Student Placement: Two Step Homeless Project

Student Placement Job Description – Homeless Project
Organisation Name: Two Step Project, HOPEworldwide UK,

Website: http://www.hopeworldwide.org.uk Location of Placement:
2 placement positions in Islington near Angel tube station.

Application Process:
Please send CV and cover email to m.cameron@hopeworldwide.org.uk Closing Date for Applications:
2nd of Nov 2015

Month Placement to Commence: January 2016

No of Posts Available: 2 placements, both in Angel, Islington
Salary: Unpaid
Expenses: None apart from travel
Travel costs paid to and from work: Travel to work within zone 1-4 will be covered by the charity. Preferred Degree:
No specific discipline, but Interest in homelessness and/or housing an advantage
Working 3,4 or 5 days per week for min of 75 days total.

Job Title: Assistant Housing Support Worker

Description:

Two Step is a homelessness charity assisting single homeless people. We are 4 staff members on site who house around 400 homeless clients a year. Clients are vulnerable adults, sometimes with health or mental health issues, and we support them throughout the process of being housed and up to 6 months after they have been housed in private rented accommodation. The support is aimed at getting homeless clients housed and assisting them in sustaining a tenancy with a private landlord.

Job Description

The 2 Assistant Housing Support Workers would gradually, over the time working here, participate in the whole process of housing homeless clients from initial contact with client to seeing them housed.

• Dealing with referrals from other agencies, booking appointments, reporting progress to agencies. Following up with clients on the phone.
• Conducting client Interviews (45 min).
• Filling out assessment forms during the interview with the client.
• Explaining housing options to clients.
• Participating in daily discussions about clients and issues and participating in weekly staff meetings.
• Some of the time in the placement (around a third) will be related answering the door, meeting and greeting clients in reception, making them feel welcome, making them tea and coffee and picking up answer phone messages, finding case files etc. On very busy days (once a week typically) you would also be required to sit in our reception and work from there.

Skills development opportunities:

• Getting an understanding of homelessness in London and the issues associated with homelessness.
• Gaining the confidence to deal with vulnerable clients in a professional manner.
• Learning to communicate well with vulnerable people, striking the right balance in regards to showing empathy, but at the same time also managing expectations about entitlements.
• Learning over the stay of the placement to make informed judgements about the best course of action for particular clients and participating in discussions with colleagues..
• Developing an understanding of professional boundaries, confidentiality and adhering to an organisations policies and procedures.
• Developing an understanding of the basics of the benefit system and especially Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance and Housing Benefit. You will also get further insight into housing issues in London.
• Being able to reflect on ways of dealing with challenging situations and challenging client behaviour.

Skills and personal characteristics required for placement positions:

• You need to be someone who really enjoys being part of a small supportive team and be willing to help out whatever the need is.
• As our training mainly consists of shadowing and mentoring, it is essential that you are able to constantly pick up new skills and insights in the role, asking questions as you go along. It is also important that you enjoy this way of working. You will work closely with a mentor on a daily basis who will offer support in the role.
• A personal high standard when it comes to diligence is required in the role (in filling out forms and in all communication with clients)
• The role requires a calm, friendly and emotionally resilient person.

If you are interested why not follow link to Sarah’s interview about her student placement experience?

http://www.hopeworldwide.org.uk/CharityHome.asp?cat=2

JOB ADVERT – Staging Post Managers

Job titles – Staging Post Manager and Procurement Manager

Brief description of roles
The North London Staging Post is a new joint venture between HOPE worldwide, the North London Housing Partnership and Family Mosaic. As a result, HOPE worldwide, is seeking to recruit two new employees:

1. Staging Post Manager
2. Procurement Manager.

As both roles will work closely together, it is anticipated that there will be overlap between these roles and that they will be able to provide cover for each other.

The Staging Post Manager will work with clients referred to the Staging Post to help them prepare for the private rented housing market. The Procurement Manager will help with securing accommodation and placing people into housing.

The post holders will be involved with managing external relationships with key stakeholders so that HOPE worldwide maximizes its ability to meet all stakeholder needs.

Hours to be worked
The core hours are 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, with an expectation that the post-holders will work additional hours when necessary. This could include being available in evenings and at weekends to respond to issues if they develop, and the occasional weekend work.

Location of work
The Staging Post Manager will be based at the Staging Post in Islington, but will also attend meetings at the Two Step Centre in the Angel. The Procurement Manager will be based at the Two Step office, but will be expected to visit the Staging Post.

Salary
Starting salary of £31,000.

Closing date for application
Applications must be received no later than midnight 17 March 2014.

They can be posted to: Recruitment, HOPE worldwide, 360 City Road, London EC1V 2PY, or emailed to: info@hopeworldwide.org.uk

Anticipated interview dates
To be confirmed – probably within the week of 17-21 March 2014.

DBS checks
Due to the nature of the roles, a disclosure and barring service check is required before a final job offer is made.

Further information
Please email info@hopeworldwide.org.uk for more information and for an application form.