Head of Partnerships
Homeless Link is the national membership charity for frontline homelessness agencies and the wider housing with health, care and support sector in England. With over 700 member organisations, we work to improve services and campaign for policy change that will help end homelessness.
Our member agencies range from hostels, day centres, street-based outreach work and resettlement suppport to wider supported housing, health and social care provders. Our focus is to change the way that we, as a society, think and act towards single people who become homeless and other vulnerable groups. We do this by influencing policy and strategy at a national and local level. We also work, in partnership with our members, to ensure services for the most vulnerable in society are the best they can be and to seek out alternative solutions. We give information, advice and a fresh perspective; connecting organisations and people. In addition, we provide a range of support to our members via events, training, consultancy and other services, including In-Form, our client monitoring system.
This is an exciting opportunity to support and influence the homelessness sector, working in partnership to ensure it has the greatest impact in supporting homeless people and preventing and ending homelessness. Leading and developing Homeless Link’s work in the regions to ensure the organisation has a strong regional presence, you will have excellent networking and influencing skills and experience of building and sustaining effective partnerships with a wide range of bodies. You will also share a commitment to our vision “Everyone should have a place to call home and the support they need to keep it.”
This post is offered on a fixed term contract for two years to cover the current post-holder, who is on secondment to MHCLG.
We offer a generous package of benefits including 30 days annual leave, flexible working and a contributory pension scheme. Please note, it is our policy for new appointees to commence employment at the starting salary.
Finally, we are actively seeking to increase diversity within our organisation and would greatly welcome interest from people with direct experience of homelessness, from a black or minority ethnic background and/or with a disability.