We Are St Helens Borough Council
Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.
Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.
Making A Difference as A Rough Sleeping Coordinator
The Department for Levelling up Housing and Communities (DLUHC) have awarded funding to St Helens Borough Council as part of its Rough Sleeper Initiative programme 2022/2025.
The Rough Sleeping Co-ordinator post forms part of the Council’s approach to reducing homelessness and ending rough sleeping working closely with partners in the statutory and community and voluntary sector and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.
This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably motivated and skilled individual to join the Council and work as part of a team and wider partnership to fundamentally reform the response to homelessness and rough sleeping through our new Complex Cares whole system approach.
You will work with the Strategic Housing & Homelessness Policy Officer, to shape and monitor the initiatives funded by the Rough Sleeper Initiative programme and to facilitate and develop partnership action to deliver our Complex Cares ambition.
You will have responsibility for monitoring initiatives and ensuring the Council are delivering the outcomes of the Rough Sleeper Action Plan, as well as leading on the Council’s and partnership’s multi agency response through Complex Cares.
You will play a key role in chairing the multi – disciplinary, cross - sector Complex Cares panel, securing wrap around accommodation and support plans for the most complex individuals, enabling them to stabilise and make positive progress.
You will also have responsibility for the monitoring of performance of various activities and be the lead Officer for organising and conduction Rough Sleeper counts and estimates and reporting back to DLUHC.
You will need to show a drive and commitment to ending rough sleeping as well as the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders. A willingness to learn, adapt and lead change is essential.
Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
For an informal discussion, please contact Kevin Cairns, Strategic Housing & Homelessness Policy Officer, on 07523943647.
Equality & Diversity
St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Borough Council can be found here https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality
St Helens Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.
NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.