Nightstop Coordinator | Depaulcharity

Depaul helps people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Nightstop Coordinator

Job titleJob reference number
Nightstop Coordinator0504.NSC.HD
SalaryHours per week
£20,859 per annum37.5
Contract typeLocation
PermanentHertfordshire (AL10)

What’s the role all about?

  • The Nightstop Coordinator is a unique and exciting opportunity that brings together a variety of responsibilities.
  • In this role you’ll recruit, train and manage volunteers joining the Nightstop service at Depaul.  This will include onboarding and inducting new volunteers.
  • You’ll be required to provide regular supervision to volunteers and support their skills development, whilst motivating them through regular training and celebration events.
  • You’ll also promote the service to key stakeholders, and manage a caseload delivering support to young people directly.
  • A key part of the role will be providing support to guests needing emergency accommodation, and you’ll be responsible for coordinating all aspects of a guests stay with a volunteer host.
  • As part of the Nightstop team at Depaul, you’ll actively contribute to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all volunteers and staff at the service.

Who are we?

Depaul UK delivers a range of support and housing services around the UK for young people and adults at risk of homelessness.

We provide services that:

  • Prevent homelessness
  • Increase the resilience of those we work with
  • Energise opportunities for employment, education, training & volunteering

We're dedicated to putting our values into action to achieve a society where everyone has a place to call home and a stake in their community.

What makes this role exciting?

  • You'll receive in-house training to help you perform your role as well as a full induction.
  • We’ll also provide you with training in the Depaul Endeavour model.
  • The role is flexible and you can take a creative approach to supporting young people.
  • It's a great opportunity to expand your experience in the charity sector.

What will ideally support your success in this role?

  • Having experience of working with homeless and vulnerable people in crisis means you’ll have an understanding of our client base and their needs.
  • Experience supervising and/or supporting staff (or volunteers) is essential.
  • The ability to solve problems creatively and positively, applying your own initiative in a variety of settings. 
  • You’ll be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of safeguarding requirements and procedures and follow them through to conclusion.
  • You’ll be able to work in high pressure situations and have the ability to respond to conflicting demands.
  • Experience of the full risk assessment lifecycle.

You can read more about the role in the attached job description.

What’s it like to work at Depaul UK?

You'll be joining a friendly, flexible and values-led organisation, and will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • 34 days of annual holiday, including bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance

Depaul strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. If you require information to be sent to you in an alternative format please let us know by contacting recruitment@depaulcharity.org.uk or 0207 939 1270.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is a requirement for this post. Our recruitment checks, induction and ongoing support and supervision reflect our commitment to safeguarding our clients.

Closing date:             23rd April 2019 

Interview date:          02nd May 2019

Applications:

To apply please submit the following to recruitment@depaulcharity.org.uk including the vacancy title and reference in the subject line:

A supporting statement no longer than 2 x A4 pages addressing the Depaul values - https://uk.depaulcharity.org/about-us/our-values, and the person specification points listed in the job description.

AND either:

  1. completed Depaul job application forms (attached)

OR

  1. a copy of your most up to date CV

Please note:

Applications submitted without a supporting statement and/or after the closing date and time stated will not be put forward for shortlisting

We kindly request no contact from unsolicited recruitment or media agencies.

Application Documents

Nightstop UK

Nightstop helps homeless young people find a safe place to stay, one night at a time.

Communities and charities ran Nightstops in 33 locations around the UK, covering 31 percent of the UK and giving 1,403 young people a bed for the night in 2017 alone.

Depaul UK coordinates the Nightstop Network and runs Nightstops in London, the North East, the North West, South Yorkshire and Cumbria.

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