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Recruiting For Canterbury Community Shelter Co-ordinator and Deputy Co-ordinator

Canterbury Community Shelter Co-ordinator and Deputy Co-ordinator

Hours: Full-time (£24,532 per (pro-rata) for the Co-ordinator)

(£22,000 per annum (pro-rata) for the Deputy Co-ordinator)

Contract type:  Co-ordinator – Fixed term 5 months (Commencing 18th October 2021)

Deputy Co-ordinator – Fixed term 4 months (Commencing 1st November 2021)

Location: Canterbury, East Kent

Closing date: Midday on 15th October 2021

CatchingLives are seeking to employ a Co-ordinator and Deputy to run the Canterbury Community Shelter. This is a rolling night shelter that houses the rough sleepers of Canterbury during the winter months. It is a varied, challenging and rewarding job that involves being responsible for the set up and running of a 24 hour a day shelter operation that will run for 3 months(1st December 2021 to 28th February 2022).

The working week will require both the Coordinator and deputy to be flexible, managing and co-ordinating the shelter at each of its seven church venues from the central hub that is Canterbury Open Centre. This includes training, building and maintaining a strong team of Project Workers and volunteers, numbering 60 or more. In the mornings, this will involve interview and risk assessments of homeless people hoping to use the shelter, managing referrals, liaising closely with CatchingLives Day Centre Project Team and Canterbury City Council’s Housing Solutions and RSI teams.

The Deputy Co-ordinator will support and cover for the Co-ordinator, as necessary, and will work one overnight shift (7.45pm to 8.45am) and at least one evening shift (4.30pm – 8.00pm) overseeing the clients, whilst the shelter is in operation.

You will be in charge of a small staff team and a large team of volunteers, working with vulnerable adults (which include those with disabilities, mental health issues, substance misuse issues). Experience with the client group is preferred but not essential, as training will be given. The post is subject to Enhanced DBS checks.

For more information please telephone 01227 464904 and ask for Terry Gore, or email Terry to ask for a copy of the role description (please indicate whether you wish to receive one or both). Once this has been received send a CV along with a covering email, detailing why you think would be suitable for the roles, clearly headed ‘CCSC Application’ to terry@catchinglives.org

We actively encourage applications from people with lived experience of the issues surrounding homelessness

Registered Charity Number 1014868. Limited Company Number 2719436.

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