Would you like to work alongside passionate, selfless colleagues and volunteers, changing the lives of Maidstone’s most vulnerable people? We are currently recruiting: Project Workers
£20,300 p.a. pro rata
2 Part-time roles available – 22.5 hours per week
1 Part-time role available – 16 hours per week
Fixed term contracts from 13 December 2021 until 1 April 2022
13th December- 2 nd January 10hours per week
From 3 rd January – 3 shifts 15.00hrs – 21.30/22.00hrs, 1 shift 07.30hrs- 10.00hrs 2 shifts 15.00hrs – 21.30/22.00hrs, 1 shift 07.30hrs- 10.00hrs
Maidstone Churches Winter Shelter is a coalition of churches and volunteers from across the Maidstone community, working alongside Maidstone Borough Council and local agencies to offer afternoon and evening hospitality and overnight shelter to homeless people in the coldest months.
Further aims of the project are: to support homeless people to find long-term accommodation, resisting dependency on the shelter, and to co-produce support for homeless people. This means working alongside homeless people as equals, and seeking the influence of people with personal experience of being homeless in governance and operations.
These posts are a great opportunity to work right at the heart of this inspirational project. Working alongside our Project Manager, we depend on the Project Workers to deliver the project on a day-to-day basis. Throughout the project you will be responsible for: Advancing and achieving the shelter’s aims; Co-working flexibly and supportively with the Project team to ensure staff presence every morning, afternoon and evening while the shelter is open; Coworking with volunteer teams to set up and clear up shelter venues, rented overnight
accommodation and working with our guests to provide appropriate support.
To succeed, you will have the ability to work independently, with initiative to make responsible and well-judged decisions. You will be an effective, flexible and supportive team member who is honest, non-judgmental and sensitive to the views and needs of others. You will also have a basic understanding of the background and circumstances of homeless and vulnerable people and a knowledge of the services available to homeless people.
For an informal chat about the role please call Gwyn McPherson on 07308 150048. To apply send a request to [email protected] and return your completed
application to that email address or send paper copy to MCWS, 6 Buckland Road, Maidstone ME16 0SL. Deadline for applications: 5pm – Monday 22nd November 2021. Interviews will be held on Friday 26th November 2021.
CVs are not accepted. No agency contact please. Promoting equality in the workplace.