Depaulcharity

Depaul helps people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Head of Business Development & Contracts

Job titleJob reference number
Head of Business Development & Contracts1601.BD.LSE
SalaryHours per week
£45,000 pa inclusive of ILW37.5 hours
Contract typeLocation
PermanentCentral London with UK travel

Who are we?

Depaul UK is an innovative leader in delivering a range of support and housing services around the UK for young people and adults at risk of homelessness. 

We strive to increase the resilience of those we work with, and energise opportunities for employment, education, training and volunteering in the communities we work within.

Depaul has been in operation for 30 years and has grown exponentially over the last five years. 

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’s the role all about?

This is a brilliant opportunity for you to join an innovative trailblazer in the charity sector. 

In this role, you’ll continue to build upon our current portfolio of services – retaining current business and securing new business in our core identified areas of work.

You’ll provide both leadership and hands-on support by working alongside Directors and Managers across Depaul to create exceptional and successful bid submissions. 

In addition, you’ll develop innovative and sustainable service models in response to new business opportunities.

You’ll be encouraged to use your excellent relationship development skills to engage both with Depaul colleagues, and with current and potential partners and commissioners.

You’ll support and lead the Business Development team toward meeting annual new business targets, whilst developing and growing our current business.

What makes this role exciting?

  • This role will support Depaul in it’s endeavour to grow and expand it’s services, and ultimately support a wider reach of clients
  • Working for Depaul is a rewarding experience as you’ll be part of a larger cause in helping to prevent homelessness
  • You have the freedom to implement your own strategies and ingenious ideas through creative exploration of new avenues of business

What will ideally support your success in this role?

  • You’ll have knowledge of writing PQQS and ITTs
  • You’ll have excellent project management skills (PRINCE2 or equivalent)
  • You’ll have experience of working with team targets in excess of £1m
  • Having experience of strategically securing major contracts in the public sector and contracts for any of the following services: social care, housing, homeless, children or similar
  • You’ll be familiar with the bidding/tendering process for new business, as well as managing the business development pipeline
  • Significant experience of project managing nationwide teams through the tender process
  • You’ll have the confidence, adaptability and stamina to rise to new challenges and deliver results
  • Creativity and innovation will be key in sourcing and developing new ideas
  • You’ll be comfortable travelling around the country to build excellent relationships with the services team and to attend evening meetings, conferences, etc.

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 939 125

Closing date:             06th February 2019 at 12:00pm

Interview date:          Week commencing 18th February 2019

To apply please complete one of the following:

  1. The below application documents and return to recruitment@depaulcharity.org.uk by no later than the closing date and time stated above as applications received after the deadline will not be put forward for shortlisting.

OR

  1. Submit your CV AND a supporting statement to recruitment@depaulcharity.org.uk by no later than the closing date and time stated above as applications received after the deadline will not be put forward for shortlisting.  Please use the application guidelines and consider the job description when completing your supporting statement.  

We kindly request no contact from Recruitment or Media Agencies.

Senior Progression Coach

Job titleJob reference number
Senior Progression Coach (Part-time)1707.SPC.WBH
SalaryHours per week
£13,500 pro rata pa + pension & other benefits (£27,000 FTE)18.75 hours
Contract typeLocation
PermanentWestbourne House, W2 5Q2

What’s the role all about?

In this key role you’ll be working as a senior member of this team delivering an assessment, support and move on service to vulnerable clients in supported or community based accommodation.

As the Senior Progression Coach you’ll be responsible for ensuring the effective and safe management of the service on a day to day basis

You’ll also manage your own small case load of clients whilst also providing line management to a number of staff, volunteers and possibly students on placement.

In accommodation based services you’ll ensure the physical environment is properly maintained.  You’ll also ensure the service supports clients to sustain their tenancy, develop skills and resilience, and participate in positive and successful move on.

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 a full induction to help you perform your role
  • In addition, you’ll receive continuous support and supervision throughout your time at Depaul
  • It's a great opportunity to progress in the charity sector

What will ideally support your success in this role?

  • You’ll have experience of supervising the work of others.

  • An understanding and commitment to working in an assets based way

  • Experience of working with people who have experienced homelessness, poor mental health, substance use or have a history of living in care.

  • Experience of using Risk Assessments and Support Planning.

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:  24th January 2019 at 12:00pm

Interview date: TBC

To apply please complete one of the following:

  1. The below application documents and return to recruitment@depaulcharity.org.uk by no later than the closing date and time stated above as applications received after the deadline will not be put forward for shortlisting.

OR

  1. Submit your CV AND a supporting statement to recruitment@depaulcharity.org.uk by no later than the closing date and time stated above as applications received after the deadline will not be put forward for shortlisting.  Please use the application guidelines and consider the job description when completing your supporting statement.  

We kindly request no contact from Recruitment or Media Agencies.

 

Housing Advice Volunteer - London

LocationHours per week
London21
Checks neededExpenses
DBS check and referencesTravel expenses to and from workplace

Do you have the skills to provide valuable housing advice for young people in crisis?

Depaul UK is looking for a volunteer housing advice worker in London to provide advice, signposting and referrals for young people at risk of homelessness.

A minimum time commitment of 2-3 days a week for at least one year is requested.

 

Key tasks will include:

  • Working directly with young people in housing crisis to offer advice, signpost to other services and make referrals where necessary.
  • Identifying the key issues affecting young people and tailoring support accordingly, offering advice on options, legal rights and entitlements to welfare and housing.
  • Helping to create satellite services in the community delivering housing advice to college students.
  • Promoting the housing advice service and creating partnerships with housing providers across London to support young people with housing issues.
  • Representing the service at external meetings and forums.

 

Our volunteers benefit from:

  • Reimbursement of all genuine out-of-pocket expenses
  • Full liability insurance cover whilst volunteering at a Depaul UK project
  • Appreciation events to recognise the contributions of voluntary workers
  • Personal and professional development through training, support and ongoing evaluation
  • References provided after three months of volunteering
  • One-to-one support and reflection sessions, including clinical supervision quarterly and peer-group supervision monthly
  • Volunteer forums
  • The knowledge that their volunteering will make a real difference in the lives of young people

 

About Depaul

Depaul UK is a national youth homelessness charity, founded in 1989 in response to the growing number of homeless people on the streets of London. 

We support young people by:

  • Offering a safe place to stay in a crisis,
  • Helping them to take the step from homelessness into stable housing, and
  • Providing specialist long-term support to help get lives back on track.

Learn more about Our Projects, Our Stories, Our People and Our Fundraising.

 

If you would like to learn more about the role and making an application, contact Service Manager Yvonne Jones.

Email: yvonne.jones@depaulcharity.org.uk

Tel: 0191 2536161

    Paul McKenzie

    Paul McKenzie

    Executive Director for Fundraising and Communications

    Paul.McKenzie@depaulcharity.org.uk

    Night Support Worker

    Job titleJob reference number
    Night Support Worker (2 posts)1911.NSW.WD
    SalaryHours per week
    £17,200pa + pension + other benefits37.5
    Contract typeLocation
    PermanentWest Didsbury, Manchester

    What’s the role all about?

    You’ll work as part of a team delivering essential services which include an assessment, support and move on service to vulnerable clients in supported accommodation. 

    You’ll also have a vital part to play in helping us achieve our mission of offering homeless and disadvantaged people the opportunity to fulfil their potential and move towards a positive and independent future.

    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
    • The role is flexible and you can take a creative approach to supporting young people
    • It's a great opportunity to gain experience in the charity sector

    What will ideally support your success in this role?

    • Having experience of lone working with clients with various high needs
    • An understanding of the needs of young people who have experienced homelessness, poor mental health and substance misuse
    • A knowledge and understanding of Risk Assessments and Support Planning
    • Able to demonstrate clear understanding of safeguarding requirements and procedures

    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:

    • A competitive salary
    • 33 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 1250.

    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 January 2019 at 12:00pm

    Interview date: 28th January 2019

    To apply please complete one of the following:

    1. The below application documents and return to recruitment@depaulcharity.org.uk by no later than the closing date and time stated above as applications received after the deadline will not be put forward for shortlisting.

    OR

    1. Submit your CV AND a supporting statement to recruitment@depaulcharity.org.uk by no later than the closing date and time stated above as applications received after the deadline will not be put forward for shortlisting.  Please use the application guidelines and consider the job description when completing your supporting statement.  

    We kindly request no contact from Recruitment or Media Agencies.

    Progression Coach

    Job titleJob reference number
    Progression Coach2011.PC.WD
    SalaryHours per week
    £18,675pa + pension + other benefits37.5 hours
    Contract typeLocation
    PermanentWest Didsbury, Manchester

    What’s the role all about?

    This is an engaging role based in our Safestop supported accommodation project in West Didsbury, you will support our 16-21 year old residents to move from hostel living into their own independent accommodation.

    You’ll also manage the support planning and move-on for a small caseload of residents, addressing their key needs, helping them progress towards independence.

    You’ll support our programme of meaningful activity by running group sessions and activities within the hostel supporting residents’ individual development and social engagement.

    You will also work a mixture of daytimes, evenings and weekends including bank holidays to ensure that residents have full staff support during their most difficult times.

    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
    • The role is flexible and you can take a creative approach to supporting young people
    • It's a great opportunity to gain experience in the charity sector

    What will ideally support your success in this role?

    • Having an understanding of the difficulties facing young people in Manchester which may lead them to become homeless or vulnerably accommodated.
    • Being able to show initiative, creativity and innovation in your work and take a proactive approach to engaging some of Manchester’s most marginalised and complex young people.
    • Showing a willingness to take responsibility for your own learning and development.
    • Having strong organisational and time management skills.

    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:

    • A competitive salary
    • 33 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 1250.

    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 January 2019 at 12:00pm

    Interview date: 28th January 2019

    To apply please complete one of the following:

    1. The below application documents and return to recruitment@depaulcharity.org.uk by no later than the closing date and time stated above as applications received after the deadline will not be put forward for shortlisting.

    OR

    1. Submit your CV AND a supporting statement to recruitment@depaulcharity.org.uk by no later than the closing date and time stated above as applications received after the deadline will not be put forward for shortlisting.  Please use the application guidelines and consider the job description when completing your supporting statement.  

    We kindly request no contact from Recruitment or Media Agencies.

    Leeds Half Marathon 2019

    Want to do something challenging in 2019? 

    Sign up for the Leeds Half, an amazing opportunity to mak a difference in the lives of young people in South Yorkshire. 

    The Leeds Half Marathon is firmly established as one of the highlights on Leeds’ sporting calendar thanks to its challenging course, enthusiastic crowds and fantastic atmosphere.

    Around 9,000 signed up for last year's event - make sure you're one of them this year!

    The route starts in The Headrow alongside Victoria Gardens, heads out of the city centre, takes in a section of the Ring Road and returns via Abbey Road and Kirkstall Road before finishing in Cookridge Street alongside Millennium Square.

    Sign up today and receive training tips, fantastic support, your Depaul running vest and a dedicated cheer squad on the day. 

    What are you waiting for? Make a difference this year and join team Depaul as we take steps to change lives together.

    Register now!

     

    Apply

    We take good care of your details and they are always safe with us. You can find out more by accessing our privacy policy here.

    Please fill in the fields below. If you would like any more information or help with your form you can email fundraising@depaulcharity.org.uk or call 0207 939 1220 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm).

    We would love to keep you up to date with our latest news, stories from young people and ways to get involved including giving to Depaul UK (including Nightstop UK). Please tick ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to let us know if you’d like to hear from us:

      Sheffield Half Marathon 2019

      Run the Sheffield Half Marathon in 2019 and help us change the lives of young people facing homelessness

      A major event in the UK's running calendar, the Sheffield Half Marathon attracts thousands of runners of all abilities and spectators to the city's streets and raises many thousands of pounds for good causes.

      With a city centre start and finish, the event boasts a super scenic route with stunning views of the Peak District for those who conquer the climb to Ringinglow.

      Sign up today for your free running vest, training tips and experienced support in the run up to this fantastic event.

      We'll be there for you every step of the way, cheering you on and making sure this is one the best things you do in 2019.

      Don't wait, register now!

      Apply

      We take good care of your details and they are always safe with us. You can find out more by accessing our privacy policy here.

      Please fill in the fields below. If you would like any more information or help with your form you can email fundraising@depaulcharity.org.uk or call 0207 939 1220 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm).

      We would love to keep you up to date with our latest news, stories from young people and ways to get involved including giving to Depaul UK (including Nightstop UK). Please tick ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to let us know if you’d like to hear from us:

        Coffee Room Volunteer

        LocationHours per week
        LondonFlexible
        Checks neededExpenses
        DBS check & referencesTravel to and from workplace

        Go you have a passion for hospitality and the desire to help a major national homelessness charity? We're looking for a volunteer to help the Endeavour Centre Host run the coffee room and to take the lead when the host is unavailable The Coffee Room is an exciting area within Sherborne House; It's the social hub of the building and often the first part of the building that staff, visitors and young people visit. It's a space where people can sit and eat, hold informal meetings or wait for appointments.

        This volunteering opportunity is available Monday to Friday between 10.00am & 4.00pm. We may also require community volunteers to be able to provide cover during periods when the Endeavour Centre Host is on annual leave or training days. An enhanced DBS check to work with both children and vulnerable adults will be required for this role, the cost of which is covered by Depaul UK.

        We're looking for someone with café or hospitality experience, but can offer full training for the right candidate. You should be confident talking to young people, members of the public, staff and visitors, and have the confidence and organisational skills to supervise young people in their voluntary placements.
         

        Key tasks will include: 

        • Working alongside the Endeavour Centre Host as part of a team to greeting staff, young people and visitors when they enter the building
        • Liaising with staff regarding visitors coming in for appointments and meetings
        • Working independently when required to ensure the Coffee Room is fully functional
        • Preparing and serving food and drinks
        • Supervising young people in Depaul UK's supported accommodation projects who are carrying out a volunteer placement within the Coffee Room
        • Ensuring the Coffee Room and equipment is ready for opening time and is cleaned and shut down at the end of shift (subject to hours)
        • Using the till and handling cash float

        Necessary skills, attitudes and knowledge:

        Communication skills, time management, understanding of the volunteering roles and Depaul policies and procedures, a commitment to the work of Depaul UK.

        Induction and training: 

        Full induction and training will be provided. Volunteers will have full access to Depaul’s internal training programme where relevant.

        Our volunteers benefit from:

        • Reimbursement of all genuine out-of-pocket expenses
        • Full liability insurance cover whilst volunteering at a Depaul UK project
        • Appreciation events to recognise the contributions of voluntary workers
        • Personal and professional development through training, support and ongoing evaluation
        • References provided after three months of volunteering
        • One-to-one support and reflection sessions
        • Volunteer forums
        • The knowledge that their volunteering will make a real difference in the lives of young people

        About Depaul

        Depaul UK is a national youth homelessness charity, founded in 1989 in response to the growing number of homeless people on the streets of London. 

        We support young people by:

        • Offering a safe place to stay in a crisis,
        • Helping them to take the step from homelessness into stable housing, and
        • Providing specialist long-term support to help get lives back on track.

        Learn more about Our ProjectsOur StoriesOur People and Our Fundraising.

        If you would like to learn more about the role and making an application, contact Volunteer and Mentoring Coordinator Ronn Thwaites.

        Email: Ronn Thwaites - ronn.thwaites@depaulcharity.org.uk

         

          North East Regional Office

          LocationWho we help
          Whitley BayYoung people in the north east affected by homelessness
          How we helpHow to volunteer or get involved
          The North East Regional Office in Whitley Bay provides business support for the region and hosts Get Up and Go sessions for young people.Get in touch with the Depaul Volunteer and Mentor Coordinator Amy Jobling on 0191 253 6191 or Amy.Jobling@depaulcharity.org.uk
          Contact detailsAbout us
          0191 253 6161We offer a range of services to help young people affected by homelessness. Get in touch to find out more about referring to our services.

          The North East Regional Office houses Nightstop, the Outreach and Programmes Teams and hosts Get up and Go sessions for young people.

          Nightstop North East

          Nightstop North East and Cumbria offers emergency accommodation to young people in the homes of trained and vetted volunteers. To find out more about the service, click here.

          Get Up and Go

          Get Up and Go sessions for young people are offered at this office. Get Up and Go is a volunteer-led programme using creative and physical activities to build self-confidence and self-belief.

          The aim of Get Up and Go is to support young people affected by homelessness on their path to independent living, training and employment.

          Safe Places

          The North East office is also a Safe Place. A Safe Place is a building like a shop, a bank, a community centre or a church that displays the Safe Place sticker in the window. The staff in these buildings know how to help members of the Safe Places scheme.

           

          safe places logo

           

           


          Is the Safe Place scheme for me?

          The Safe Place scheme is for you if you feel unsafe or vulnerable when you are out and about in North Tyneside. You may have a learning disability, be living with dementia or feeling nervous and need support because something has happened to you which
          makes you feel unsafe.

          How does the Safe Place scheme work?

          As a member of the Safe Place scheme you receive a card and keyring. You need to add your name to the card and the telephone numbers of two people you trust. Make sure that the people you have chosen know that they may be contacted if you
          ever use the Safe Place scheme.

          Step 1:
          Look for a place that displays the Safe Place window sticker

          Step 2:
          Go inside, ask for help and show the staff your card or keyring

          Step 3:
          Safe Place contacts someone you trust or the Police if they need to.

          Find out more about the Safe Place scheme and how to join it here.

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