Partnership Manager

  • Job Reference: 00000883-1
  • Date Posted: 11 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Westminster Homelessness Partnership (role hosted at The Passage)
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £39,245 to £41,390
  • Bonus/Benefits: Salary shown pro rata /consultancy arrangements considered
  • Role: Senior Manager jobs, Project Manager/Officer jobs
  • Job type: Contract, Temporary
  • Duration: One year (with possible extension)
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job Description

WHP Partnership Manager and Facilitator is a leadership role instrumental in driving the progress of the partnership.  The role is hosted by The Passage. The role provides flexible, home working with some travel, usually within London. We are looking for someone to work 3-4 days a week depending on the preferences of the right candidate for the job. The role is on a 12 month fixed term basis. Proposals for consultancy/ freelance arrangements are also welcomed. 

Basic information is provided below - please also visit the following page on the WHP website for full details including application process. 

Background Information

Westminster Homelessness Partnership is an established and active partnership of key delivery organisations working together to end rough sleeping in Westminster. Member organisations of the WHP are: Connection at St Martins, St Mungo’s, The Passage, West London Mission, Westminster City Council, Look Ahead, SHP, Turning Point, Great Chapel Street, Groundswell, Housing Justice.  

About the role 

WHP is looking for a skilled individual to coordinate and facilitate the partnership.  At the heart of the role is providing the space for organisations and individuals to work together and foster a learning and reflective environment, where collaboration is viewed as essential to success.  

 Role summary: 

Responsible to:

Westminster Homelessness Partnership Strategic Group

External support and supervision provided

Role Purpose:

  1. Facilitate the partnership; ensuring that WHP acts as a vehicle for collaborative work to tackle rough sleeping in Westminster.
  2. Provide a framework, including meeting structures, enable WHP members to make and assess progress in line with strategic aims
  3. Ensure that the work of the partnership is communicated internally and externally.
  4. Identify opportunities for deepening and/ or widening the partnership through networking and research.

Contract:

12-month fixed term contract – consultancy / freelance arrangements would also be considered.

Person Specification

This role requires someone with experience of working proactively in the homelessness (or related) policy and practice environment and facilitating and enabling people to work together effectively; this could be through a range of projects or service delivery or policy, research or strategy work. Also critical to the role is the credibility and skills to secure and hold the confidence of a diverse group of stakeholders including senior leaders.  The table below sets out the essential, relevant and desirable experience and abilities needed for this work that you should evidence in your application as appropriate.  

1.Qualifications and training

 

We do not require any particular level of qualification (e.g. degree level)– you may outline any qualifications and how they are relevant to this role.

Relevant – not required

2. Knowledge

 

An understanding of the causes of homelessness and the needs of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness and rough sleeping specifically and how services seek to respond to these;

Essential

An understanding of the differences between commissioned and non-commissioned services and how the impacts on staff and services

Desirable

Good knowledge of current policy on rough sleeping, homelessness and related areas and how this is influenced

Essential

Awareness of systems and systems change and leadership, and how these might apply to tackling homelessness.

Desirable

3. Experience

 

Gathering and collating feedback from a range of sources (e.g. through research or policy consultations)

Essential

Organising meetings, workshops, training and small events

Essential

Taking minutes of meetings and disseminating these to participants

Essential

Submitting trust funding applications

Desirable

Working with a wide range of partners to explore ideas and differences and achieve consensus

Essential

3. Abilities and Skills

 

Understanding the different perspectives and pressures experienced by a range of organisations and individuals who are key to the work of ending rough sleeping in Westminster.

Essential

Preparing and present information effectively, both verbally and in writing, to a wide audience.

Essential

Managing time, work flexibly and prioritise a challenging and fluctuating workload effectively;

Essential

Engaging with a wide range of stakeholders including people with experience of rough sleeping, senior leaders, volunteers and staff in services to generate meaningful feedback to inform strategy and service delivery.

Desirable

Building confidence and developing positive relationships with a wide range of partners.

Essential

IT skills

Essential

Deadline: The deadline for applications is 29th October 2021