The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen at London Borough of Richmond and Wandsworth Borough Council with the introduction of 2 Rough Sleeper Tenancy Sustainment Support Worker roles. We are seeking applicants who are passionate about providing the best level of service to vulnerable rough sleepers to join our busy, friendly, collaborative and specialised services.

We are looking for someone who is motivated and naturally caring in nature and who has an interest in supporting rough sleepers. The successful candidate will join a service of colleagues who have diverse skill sets, experience and can provide a great resource of knowledge and can help imbed the Richmond and Wandsworth ways of working. 

You will ideally have experience of supporting rough sleepers, but this is not essential. Excellent communication and organisational skills will go a long way in this role ensuring that you provide the best level of support. The service is very specialised as it is designed to meet the needs of each individual depending on their personal circumstances. Lone working as well as part of a team is also required.

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date: Sunday 20th June 2021

Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 21st June 2021

Interview Date: Thursday 1st July 2021

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

All internal applicants for a secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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