Income Generation Manager

Location – Flexible (across Oxon, Bucks, Milton Keynes)

Part – time position: 30 hrs p/w

Annual Leave: 30 days + 8 bank holidays pro rata

Purpose of the Post

Connection Support receives the substantial majority of its income from local government service contracts. We are now planning to generate new and diverse streams of income, which will drive organisational development and growth. Our goal is to ensure that we build the capacity to offer support to each person who needs our services.

This is an exciting role, established to develop Connection Support’s charitable income streams. The successful candidate will bring strategic expertise and strong knowledge of the sector to implement and develop our new fundraising strategy, and the leadership skills to implement this.

We are looking for someone to bring enthusiasm, professionalism, personable and persuasive communication both in person and writing to generate supplementary income through grants, individual givers, events and other means, during this very exciting time for us.

From a fundraising/charity background, you have experience and a proven track record of fundraising from individual and company donors and grant making organisations and can facilitate people to plan and work together so that income generation targets are achieved.

You will be part of our senior management team working together to help us to reach more vulnerable people and make a greater difference to peoples lives.

Put simply, it’s about making a difference. A real difference.

The full Job Description and Person specification is available on our website.

Closing date: 12 Noon on Monday, 18th October 2021

Interviews: Tuesday, 26th October 2021 

Interviews to be held via Teams due to Covid 19

Salary:  £35,837 – £40,600 per annum pro rata

Support Worker – Refugee Resettlement Service

Location – Oxfordshire (Cherwell)

Full time position: 37.5 hrs (both full and part – time hours available)

Annual Leave: 30 days + 8 bank holidays pro rata

Based in Cherwell with flexibility to travel between offices across Oxfordshire. There is potential for future opportunities in our other areas of operation in Oxfordshire.

Connection Support is excited to announce support worker vacancies within our established Refugee Resettlement Service.

At Connection Support our team of staff members and volunteers work alongside people to overcome life’s challenges, with the goals of achieving independence and solving homelessness. We do this through our values of empowerment, collaboration, compassion and taking a personalised approach in all aspects of our work.

The objective of the Refugee Resettlement Service is to provide comprehensive person-centred support to families who have had to flee their country of origin and who are seeking to resettle in Oxfordshire under national government schemes. Support is provided to empower families and build their confidence and ability to navigate life in the UK, manage day to day responsibilities and access the services they need so they can live fulfilling lives. The overall aim is for families to feel safe, feel included, contribute positively to the local community, and become self-sufficient.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about supporting refugee families. You will have a good understanding of the needs of refugee families, support planning processes and implementing changes that improve outcomes for people. Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work together with volunteers, the community and specialist partners to achieve this.

We encourage people with lived experience or a background in asylum or migrant status to apply.

Closing date: Tuesday, 5th October 2021

Interviews: Monday, 11th October 2021 

Interviews to be held at Connection Support, 49A Castle Street, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 5NU

Salary:  £19, 772 – £23,693 per annum pro rata

Housing Support Worker – Step Down House Project

Location – Oxford

Full time position: 37.5 hrs

We currently have a unique and exciting opportunity for an inspirational support worker to work within the Stepdown Housing Provision in Oxford City.

We are looking for a support worker who knows what it takes to support vulnerable people for a two week period on discharge from hospital – this includes people who are homeless or vulnerably housed, unemployed, often with a history of substance misuse, mental health issues, or offending behaviour.

Benefits

 – In house training package

 – 30 days annual leave

 – Pension contribution

 – Access to our Employee Assistance programme

Key Aspects of the service

 – Supporting people temporarily placed within Connection Stepdown Housing provision

 – Facilitate service users’ integration into their local community

 – Prevent homeless people returning to the streets

 – Support people who are vulnerably housed to return home

 – Ensure clients are financially secure and have access to welfare benefits

 – Ensure that mental health/addiction issues are addressed

 – Build on service users’ resilience to maintain their tenancy or secure new housing

 – Build on life skills to live independently.

Key outcomes for clients

 – Maintain dignity, independence, and control, and be treated as equal citizens

 – Make a positive contribution and feel purposeful and empowered.

 – To source new accommodation or to return to their own properties

 – Have a healthy lifestyle that maintains physical and mental well-being.

 – Cope effectively with difficult life events

 – Access services including digital services and support when needed.

Closing date: Friday, 24th September 2021

Interviews are due to be held shortly post closing date, due to Covid-19 this will be a virtual interview.

Salary:  £20, 457 – £23,693 per annum pro rata

Support Workers – Adult Homeless Pathways Project

Location – Oxfordshire

Hours: Full and part – time opportunities available

We currently have a unique and exciting opportunity for an inspirational support worker to within the Connection Adult Homeless Pathway in Oxford City.

We are looking for a support worker who knows what it takes to support vulnerable people in crisis – homeless and unemployed, often with a history of substance misuse, mental health issues, or offending behaviour.

Key Aspects of the service

  • Supporting people housed within Connection Adult Homeless Pathway provision
  • Facilitate service users’ integration into their local community
  • Prevent homeless people returning to the streets
  • Ensure clients are financially secure and have access to welfare benefits
  • Ensure that mental health/addiction issues are addressed
  • Build on service users’ resilience to prevent the risk of homelessness arising again
  • Build on life skills to live independently.

Closing date: Monday, 20th September 2021

Interviews are due to be held on Thursday, 30th September 2021, due to Covid-19 this will be a virtual interview.

Salary:  £20, 457 – £23,693 per annum pro rata

Supported Housing Team Manager

Location – Wolverton, Milton Keynes

Full time: 37. 5 hours

Connection Support is excited to announce it is working in partnership with Milton Keynes council to provide support to 28 former rough sleepers accommodated in 24/7 supported living.

We are looking for a team manager who knows what it takes to support vulnerable people with complex needs often experiencing mental health and addiction issues to provide intensive support, advice, and assistance to achieve the life skills required to live independently.

This post requires the holder to work one evening a week and work the equivalent one weekend over a period of 4 weeks.

What you’ll be doing

The Team Manager is responsible for supervising a team of support workers who are providing planned intensive support with people who have recently been a rough sleeper, to help them retain their accommodation and build up an appropriate network of support in their local community.  We work with a wide range of people who are at risk of homelessness including: people with mental health issues and autism, offenders, people with disabilities, and some with substance misuse issues.

Put simply, it’s about making a difference. A real difference.

What you’ll need

Well organised, IT literate with good communication skills who can remain calm and patient in challenging circumstances. You must have a good understanding of support planning processes. What’s more, you’re contributing to, monitoring and implementing changes that improve outcomes for people. Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding. We encourage people with lived experience to apply.

Connection Support is actively committed to equal opportunities and the promotion of diversity and inclusion, in all our services and workplaces.

£31,339 – £34,707 (pro rata)

Closing date Monday 27th September

Interviews on Tuesday 5th October

38 days [including bank holidays] annual leave entitlement pro rata 

Supported Accommodation Sustainment Officer

Location – Wolverton, Milton Keynes

Part time: 33.8 hours pw (days), 30 hours pw (days), 24 hours pw (Evenings)

Connection Support is excited to announce it is working in partnership with Milton Keynes council to provide support to 28 former rough sleepers accommodated in 24/7 supported living.

We are looking for sustainment Officers who know what it takes to support vulnerable people with complex needs often experiencing mental health and addiction issues to provide intensive support, advice, and assistance to achieve the life skills required to live independently.

We have a mix of shifts, evenings 24 hours per week, working 5 on and 5 off on a rota over a 10-week period 4:00pm – 11:15pm.

Day shift post 33.8 hours per week over a 6-week period, working alternative weekends. The working pattern is 8am-4pm one week and 9am-5pm the following week.

Day shift post 30 hours per week working 10.30am – 5pm working alternative weekends.

What you’ll be doing

The Supported Accommodation Sustainment Officer is responsible for providing planned intensive support and delivering the independent living skills programme, with people who have recently been a rough sleeper, to help them retain their accommodation and build up an appropriate network of support in their local community.  We work with a wide range of people who are at risk of homelessness including: people with mental health issues and autism, offenders, people with disabilities, and some with substance misuse issues.

Put simply, it’s about making a difference. A real difference.

What you’ll need

Well-organised, IT literate with good communication skills who can remain calm and patient in challenging circumstances. You must have good experience of support planning processes. What’s more, you’re be contributing to, implementing changes that improve outcomes for people. Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding. We encourage people with lived experience to apply.

Connection Support is actively committed to equal opportunities and the promotion of diversity and inclusion, in all our services and workplaces.

£20,457 – £23,693 (pro rata)

Closing date Wednesday 29th September 2021

Interviews on Thursday 7th October 2021

Housing First Support Worker

Location –  Milton Keynes

Part time: 33.75 hours pw 

Connection Support is excited to announce it is working in partnership with Milton Keynes council to provide planned support to former rough sleepers with a wide range of needs to help them to maintain their accommodation through our housing first model.

We are looking for support workers who know what it takes to support vulnerable people, have the drive and passion to make a real difference to peoples lives, empowering them to make positive life changes and prevent homelessness.

Key Aspects of the programme

  • Rapidly rehouse rough sleepers
  • Prevent rough sleepers returning to the streets.
  • Facilitate service users’ integration into their local community.
  • Ensure clients are financially secure and have access to welfare benefits.
  • Ensure that mental health / addiction issues are addressed.
  • Build on service users’ resilience to prevent the risk of homelessness arising again.
  • Build on life skills required to live independently.

Key Outcomes for clients

  • Maintain dignity, independence, and control, and be treated as equal citizens.
  • Make a positive contribution and feel purposeful and empowered.
  • Participate in the social activities and networks that connect them to other people.
  • Have a healthy lifestyle that maintains physical and mental well-being.
  • Cope effectively with difficult life events.
  • Live in a place that promotes a good quality of life and a sense of safety.
  • Access services including digital services and support when needed.

What you’ll be doing

The Support Worker is responsible for providing planned intensive support with people who have recently been a rough sleeper, to help them retain their accommodation and build up an appropriate network of support in their local community.  We work with a wide range of people who are at risk of homelessness including: people with mental health issues and autism, offenders, people with disabilities, and some with substance misuse issues.

Put simply, it’s about making a difference. A real difference.

What you’ll need

Well-organised, IT literate with good communication skills who can remain calm and patient in challenging circumstances. You must have a good understanding of support planning processes. What’s more, you’re contributing to, monitoring, and implementing changes that improve outcomes for people. Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding. We encourage people with lived experience to apply.

£19,772 – £23,693 (pro rata)

Closing date Wednesday 6th October2021

Interviews on Thursday 14th October 2021