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.


Our New Fresh Start Service

Homelessness isn’t just a housing problem, it’s also about isolation, unemployment, poor health, poverty and mental ill health. That’s why at SPEAR we don’t just provide a roof over someone’s head, we commit to making a lasting difference.

We are proud to announce that we were recently awarded funding from the DCLG Trailblazer Programme to deliver a service that supports households in 3 London boroughs to access the support they need to prevent homelessness. This service is called Fresh Start and will work for 12 months to deliver homelessness prevention to both family and single households at risk of losing their homes.

This service is delivered in the London boroughs of Kingston, Merton and Sutton in an outreach model in the community, working with housing, health and social care providers in those boroughs.

For this service we are recruiting a Team Leader, 5X Intervention Workers and an ETE coach role that links into Peer Mentoring, Education and Employment support. All of these roles will be fixed term 12 month contracts.

We are looking for people that can support and assist our clients to attend appointments with services and advocate on their behalf if needed as well as helping the service users make positive plans for their futures.

You will need to have great communication, organisational and interpersonal skills, as well as being able to able to build on the relationships we have with our clients and stakeholders as well as create new relationships that benefit the service users and SPEAR as an organisation.

We are looking for outstanding people to deliver this service, are you the right candidate? If so, please see the role descriptions below:

Fresh Start Team Leader Job Description and Person Specification
Fresh Start Worker Job Description and Person Specification
Fresh Start Coach Job Description and Personal Specification

The closing date for all of these roles is the 30th June 2017.

Although these are all full time roles, we will consider job shares for the Fresh Start Worker position.

To apply, 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

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


Roles in our Back Office

Resources Coordinator

SPEAR are currently recruiting for the new post of Resources Coordinator. This new role will manage our busy administrative team and will report to and work closely with the HR & Quality Manager.

A varied and dynamic role, the post-holder will be responsible for creating and maintaining some of our most important systems which enable SPEAR to run effectively and efficiently. No two days are the same in this role which oversees key areas of the charity including office management, health and safety, infrastructure and administration.

This new position brings with it exciting opportunities for an individual looking to use and develop a wide range of skills within a fast-moving charity.

Our ideal candidate would have experience of providing administrative support and have the ability to innovate and improve our processes.

While experience of a similar role is not essential, we are looking for someone who is highly motivated and proactive. SPEAR offers an ongoing programme of learning and development and this position may be suitable for someone who wants to further their career within resources.

The position is based at our office in Twickenham, 20 minutes from Waterloo by train.

This role is a permanent full time position.

Salary: £25,000
Closing Date: 10th July 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

Resources Co-ordinator Job Description and Person Specification
Application Form
Recruitment Pack
Equal Opportunities Form

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

Administrator

SPEAR are currently recruiting to the role of Administrator, working alongside our busy Resources Team, reporting to and work closely with our Resources Coordinator.

A varied and dynamic role, the post-holder will be responsible for helping to provide a responsive and effective administration service to the charity, allowing the charity to run as smoothly as possible. No two days are the same in this role which assists with key areas of the running of the charity including office management, health and safety, infrastructure, recruitment and administration.

With experience of providing a confidential secretarial or administrative support service, our ideal candidate will contribute to the smooth running of the central office and gain experience within all administrative aspects of the charity.

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated and proactive. SPEAR offers an ongoing programme of learning and development and this position may be suitable for someone who wants to further their career within administration.

The position is based at our office in Twickenham, 20 minutes from Waterloo by train.

This role is a permanent full time position.

Salary: £19,012.50 (London Living Wage)
Closing Date: 17th July 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

Administrator Job Description and Person Specification
Application Form
Recruitment Pack
Equal Opportunities Form

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


Roles in our Services

Health Link Peer Advocate x 2

Big Lottery LogoWe are proud to announce that SPEAR 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. Helping them access services that are often difficult to access, meaning that they have poor access to health and social care services.

This service is delivered in the London boroughs of Kingston and Richmond in an outreach model in the community, working with homelessness providers and primary care health providers in those boroughs.

The service consists of a team leader, health link workers and peer advocates. We are looking for people that can support and assist our clients to attend appointments with services and advocate on their behalf if needed.

You will need to have great communication, organisational and interpersonal skills, as well as being able to able to build on the relationships we have with our clients and stakeholders as well as create new relationships that benefit the service users and SPEAR as an organisation.

We are particularly interested in candidates that may have a history of homelessness, or that come from a disadvantaged background and would like to kick start a career in social care.

This role is for a fixed term period until 31st March 2019 due to funding.

Salary: £7,600
Hours: 16 hours per week
Closing Date: 30th June 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

Homeless Health Link Peer Advocate Job Description and Person Specification
Application Form
Recruitment Pack
Equal Opportunities Form

Private Rented Sector Worker

We are excited to be offering the role of a Private Rented Sector (PRS) Worker to join our expanding team in our South West London Resettlement Service. The role will promote the option for rough sleepers to rent privately from landlords. The PRS Worker will be responsible for sourcing appropriate PRS accommodation and working with other members of the team to resettle rough sleepers in to this pathway.

We are looking for someone who has excellent communication and negotiation skills to be able to build positive and successful relationships. The work will entail contacting landlords and getting them on board and then actively keep the relationships ongoing.

The PRS worker will be required to demonstrate good administrative, recording and reporting skills as well as having solid IT skills.

The right applicant will represent SPEAR professionally, in line with SPEAR’s policy and procedures and have an excellent understanding of Health and Safety within the Private Rented Sector.

This role is for a fixed term period of two years due to funding.

Salary: £22,500
Closing Date: 30th June 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
Private Rented Sector Worker Job Description and Person Specification

Specialist Women’s DVA Worker

As part of SPEAR’s services, we engage and support homeless females with a history of Domestic Abuse and Mental ill Health, working inapsychologically informed environment’ (PIE) as well as taking a ‘trauma informed care approach’ to how we work with homeless women.

This service works in the London borough of Richmond in partnership with the local authority, and is delivered from two small hostel based accommodation services in the borough working with a maximum of 8 women at any one time. This role will be to deliver therapeutic interventions in the hostel setting both on a 1-2-1 and also on a group basis, we are looking for highly skilled individual that can deliver counselling sessions and host and create a framework for women’s group work sessions that help women with the DVA that had effected their lives.

The service will also be working in partnership with the community mental health teams across the borough to support those homeless women with forensic mental health needs engage better with mental health services.

This service will be working with anybody that is currently rough sleeping or has a history of rough sleeping, with a particular focus on those clients with a history of entrenched rough sleeping.

This role is a full time role for the fixed period of one year based in Richmond, 20 minutes from Waterloo.

Salary: £25,500
Closing Date: 30th June 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
Specialist Womens DVA Worker 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.