Practice and Partnerships Lead
Help grow and shape the direction of the What Works Community as we expand and diversify our offer
We are seeking a highly skilled, experienced and energetic Practice and Partnerships Lead to work with organisations and communities working to end homelessness to build their capacity to use evidence to deliver impact. In this way, you will drive our implementation work, including our What Works Community, as it expands across the UK.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are committed to celebrating and supporting diversity. We know we will thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and services, and our community. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, and particularly welcome applications from people with experiences of homelessness.
IN A NUTSHELL
You will work in a client-centred way to make a big impact on the lives of people experiencing homelessness by developing relationships and leading projects that help local areas identify the right problems and use evidence to design better solutions to homelessness. This work will involve working with local authorities, central government, and third sector organisations.
WHY THIS ROLE IS IMPORTANT FOR THE CENTRE’S WORK
Our mission is to “end homelessness with evidence”. This is our North Star. We understand that we can only create a society in which any experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring by giving policy makers and people on the ground the tools and evidence of what works.
In practice, we help people to harness the power of evidence and data to improve policies and interventions that deliver better outcomes for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. We are currently in a period of rapid growth and learning, so there’s a significant opportunity for this role to make a big impact.
You will be supporting our What Works Community, our core implementation initiative which aims to build capacity within local areas to use evidence, data and to achieve breakthrough and sustainable results to address homelessness.
We are building an agile team to work closely with our partners (e.g. local authorities; third sector organisations), understand their context, needs and ambitions, and work with our multi-disciplinary team and programme partners (IDEO, Behavioural Insights Team, Johns Hopkins University) to design and deliver solutions that make a real difference to those affected by homelessness, as well as people working towards a future without it.
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?
You will be part of the Implementation Team within the Centre, working to the Head of Practice and Partnerships. You will work closely with a small team.
You will help grow and shape the direction of the What Works Community as we expand and diversify our offer. By working in a client-centered way that provides local areas and their communities with evidence-based insights and practical support to identify the right problems and use evidence to design better solutions, you will make a big impact on the lives of people experiencing homelessness.
We are committed to practicing what we preach and learning continuously from our experience. An important part of your role will be actively collating and developing insights about current practice in homelessness organisations and working with the team to ensure our work is relevant and speaks to the reality of people working in organisations we are trying to help, and people who are experiencing homelessness.
WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN:
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AND BEHAVIOURS
NICE TO HAVE
YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING
TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
Salary: £31,000 to £40,000 (pro rata if part time), depending on experience and location.
Both full and part time considered.
Location: Flexible, with applications from Scotland, Wales or the North of England strongly encouraged. A lot of our work is currently taking place virtually, but regular travel and some overnight stays will be part of this role once restrictions are lifted.
Midnight Wednesday 29th Sep 2021
Interviews will take place w/c 4th October via video call online.
Please send your CV and cover letter to email@example.com, detailing why you think you are qualified for this role and why you want to work at the Centre in up to two sides of A4. For a brief discussion about the role please contact Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org. It would be really beneficial if, in your application, you can please state where you initially saw the role advertised.
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