HOSTING CO-ORDINATOR (North)
JOB DESCRIPTION AND PERSON SPECIFICATION
Closing date: 28th April 2023 at 5pm.
Job Title: Hosting Coordinator (North).
Reporting To: Hosting Manager.
Responsible for: Volunteer hosts, external stakeholder relationships.
Based: Home working with regular travel.
Hours: 20 hours per week worked flexibly but to include some hours on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Salary: £24,951 FTE (£14,222 part time actual).
Holiday Entitlement: 33 days FTE including bank holidays (19 days actual including bank holidays).
Training & development: We have a strong value for the personal growth and development of our staff, as such we actively encourage and enable our employees to undertake various forms of training and development to enhance their personal skills and abilities and to grow as individuals.
Other benefits: Monthly external supervisions, flexible working arrangements, employee pension scheme, travel costs (including mileage) covered by Hope at Home, supportive team and plenty of cake.
We are looking for a highly organised, self-motivated person to support the development and growth of the organisation in the Northern area of the UK. The postholder will recruit and support local hosts, facilitate placements, and continue to develop relationships with local referral agencies.
- Organising and overseeing in person and online host recruitment events and activities
- Networking and marketing (cold calling, following up warm leads, contacting and meeting with local organisations and faith groups) to increase host recruitment
- Maintaining records, compliant with GDPR
- Following up expressions of interest
- Carrying out Home Visits for hosts
- Training new hosts
- Along with other staff, ensuring safeguarding policies are upheld across the organisation.
- Communicating with active hosts weekly
- Facilitating online host support groups
- Carrying out monitoring and evaluation of hosting process.
- Following Hope at Home’s placement processes including completing risk assessments, communicating with available hosts, potential guests and referrer.
- Ensuring all information is up to date on Inform database.
- Continuing to liaise with guest’s support worker throughout placement.
- Maintaining relationships with partner agencies, funders, hosts and other external organisations.
- Remote covering for other team members in different areas of the UK in the event of staff absence.
- Promotion of Hope at Home via presentations, events, networking, use of social media and other forms of communication and promotion.
- Participating in local and national planning and strategy groups with statutory and voluntary agencies to represent the needs of survivors and Hope at Home.
- Ensuring the mission, values and ethos of Hope at Home are upheld across the organisation and externally.
- Carrying out duties in accordance with Hope at Home values, policies and procedures.
- Attending meetings and training courses as required, including regular supervision meetings, ad hoc attendance at Board meetings, and annual appraisal with the Hosting Manager.
- Travel across UK for meetings, home visits with potential hosts, events and training.
- Undertake from time to time such other tasks as may be required including administrative duties in connection with the post.
- Experience of delivering training and presentations.
- Experience of successful collaborative working with external agencies such as: trusts, faith / community groups and volunteers.
- Experience of handling large quantities of data.
- Experience of working with a wide range of people from all backgrounds, including vulnerable people.
- High levels of cultural awareness.
- Experiencing of recruiting, coordinating, and supporting volunteers.
- Strong MS Office skills Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel to manage data.
SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES
- Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to play a positive role in a team.
- Fluent in written and spoken English.
- Self-starter and highly motivated.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Able to prioritise both time and tasks and capable of meeting deadlines.
- High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
- Knowledge of modern slavery & human trafficking and current issues facing survivors within the UK.
- Sympathetic to the vision, values, and ethos of Hope at Home.
- Emotionally resilient to cope with stressful situations.
- Flexibility to work evenings and occasional weekends.
Note: This job description is not exhaustive and will be subject to periodic review. It may be amended to meet the changing needs of the business. The post-holder will be expected to participate in this process, and we would aim to reach agreement on any changes.
Please send a covering letter, which should clearly show how you meet the skills and experience outlined in the Job Description, along with your CV to: email@example.com
Hope at Home is committed to inclusive employment practices, and we encourage applications from people who have lived experience of the issues our organisation addresses as well as applicants from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. There is no requirement to disclose lived experience. We encourage applicants to think creatively about how to demonstrate you meet the requirements of the person specification. We are looking for talented people who align with our values and support our mission – there are no barriers to how you demonstrate this. If invited to interview, all questions will be sent in advance and the interview will be a panel of three.
Note: This position requires you to undergo a basic DBS check. As an organisation using the DBS to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, the organisation undertakes to comply fully with the DBS Code of Practice and to treat all applicants for positions fairly. It undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any person on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed.
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Hope at Home was founded on the values and vision of Jesus who went to those who were marginalised and in need to bring comfort and restoration. We are not a proselytising organisation, and our staff and volunteers are from a variety of faith and non-faith backgrounds. Our common ground is that we all believe that no survivor should be without a place to call home and are committed to demonstrating real compassion to the people and communities we encounter.
We work with survivors regardless of their religious beliefs, immigration status, ethnicity, age, gender, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, sexual orientation or political opinion.
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