Current Vacancies

SPEAR was founded in 1986 on the principle that people shouldn’t die because they don’t have a home. Since then, we’ve developed a range of services that together provide an integrated pathway from rough sleeping to independent accommodation. We recognise that it takes both time and courage to change; to trust new people; learn new skills; take chances and commit to a hopeful future.

We are inspired by our clients; by our dedicated staff and volunteers and by the many supporters, past and present who enable this work to take place. Homelessness isn’t just a housing problem, it’s also about isolation, fear and self-doubt. That’s why we don’t just provide a roof overhead, we commit to making a lasting difference.

Resettlement and Support Team Leader

We are currently recruiting for the position of Resettlement and Support Team Leader to join our Recovery Team working specifically at one of our hostels as well as covering HMO and long term accommodation projects.

This hostel provides accommodation and support for residents with high support needs, the HMOs provide second stage accommodation for single homeless people.

The position will be responsible for line managing the team including our Hostel based services which delivers high quality accommodation and providing advice, support, motivation for Hostel residents.  Alongside this you will be contributing to the running of SPEAR’s integrated services for homeless people.  You will therefore have experience of line managing staff/volunteers and delivering services aimed at vulnerable people as well as applicable knowledge of housing and homelessness in the UK.

This position works shifts on our hostel rota and includes some weekend work.

Salary: £28,000
Closing Date: 5th May 2017

Please download the attached forms and send a copy of your completed application form and equal opportunities form to job@spearlondon.org or post to:

SPEAR
Job Application
89 Heath Road
Twickenham
TW1 4AW

Application Form
Recruitment Pack
Equal Opportunities Form
Resettlement and Support Team Leader Job Description and Person Specification

Please make it clear on your application what role you are applying for.

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Homeless Health Link Team Leader

We are proud to announce that we were recently awarded funding from the Big Lottery to continue our health link service which engages and supports rough sleepers with their mental and physical ill health needs. This service works in a ‘trauma informed care and asset based support approach’ to how we work with rough sleepers. Helping them access services that are often difficult to access, meaning that they have poor access to health and social care services.

This service will be working in the London boroughs of Kingston and Richmond and will continue to be delivered in an outreach model in the community, working with homelessness providers and primary care health providers in those boroughs. The service will also continue to work in partnership with a range of local health and social care service providers across the borough’s to get the best outcomes for the people using the service

The service is available to anybody that is currently rough sleeping or has a history of rough sleeping, living in the boroughs of Richmond and Kingston, this service will have a particular focus on those clients with a history of entrenched rough sleeping and physical and mental health needs.

The service consists of a team leader, health link workers and peer advocates, we are looking an outstanding team leader with great communication skills, someone that is able to build on the relationships we have with stakeholders as well as create new relationship that benefit the service users and SPEAR as an organisation. The team leader role will deliver training to health and social care staff on the needs of the rough sleeping population as well deliver workshops and profile raising to stakeholder groups across both boroughs.

This role is for a fixed term contract of two years.

Salary: £27,000
Closing Date: 5th May 2017

Please download the attached forms and send a copy of your completed application form and equal opportunities form to job@spearlondon.org or post to:

SPEAR
Job Application
89 Heath Road
Twickenham
TW1 4AW

Application Form
Recruitment Pack
Equal Opportunities Form
Health Link Team Leader Job Description and Person Specification

Please make it clear on your application what role you are applying for.

 



 

Sessional Worker Roles

If you are interested in working for SPEAR but don’t have the availability for a fixed term commitment, we are always looking for locum/sessional workers based at our Twickenham Office and Richmond Hostel. Previous experience in key working or working within the homelessness field is required. This position is a great opportunity for flexible working along with learning and development, with workers covering staff leave in a range of different roles within our services. To be considered for the position of one of our sessional workers, please email your CV to job@spearlondon.org and any particular availability for work you may have. We pay an hourly rate that is in line with the London living wage to our sessional workers and are happy to say that our workers are under no obligation to accept any work offered to them, just as we are not obligated to offer any work if there is none availability. This is therefore perfect for those looking for ad hoc work. If you have any queries or questions about the role, please contact job@spearlondon.org. We do ask that you are able to provide two references for this role and have a current and up to date DBS Certificate. Please note that by submitting your CV to SPEAR you are hereby consenting to the processing of sensitive personal data, as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998, involved in the consideration of this application, and are consenting to SPEAR verifying the details contained within this application.

Sessional Night Worker Roles

If you are interested in working for SPEAR but don’t have the availability for a fixed term commitment, we are always looking for night time locum/sessional workers based at our Richmond Hostel. Previous experience in key working or working within the homelessness field is required. This position is a great opportunity for flexible night working along with learning and development, with workers covering staff leave in a range of different roles within our services. To be considered for the position of one of our sessional workers, please email your CV to job@spearlondon.org and ensure you state that you are interested in night work. We pay an hourly rate that is in line with the London Living Wage to our sessional workers and are happy to say that our workers are under no obligation to accept any work offered to them, just as we are not obligated to offer any work if there is none availability. This is therefore perfect for those looking for ad hoc work. If you have any queries or questions about the role, please contact job@spearlondon.org. We do ask that you are able to provide two references for this role and have a current and up to date DBS Certificate. Please note that by submitting your CV to SPEAR you are hereby consenting to the processing of sensitive personal data, as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998, involved in the consideration of this application, and are consenting to SPEAR verifying the details contained within this application.