Counts & Estimates Project Manager

Homeless Link
31 Jul 2017
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type
About Homeless Link

Homeless Link is the national membership charity for organisations working directly with people who become homeless or who live with multiple and complex support needs in England. With around 800 members, we work to improve services and campaign for policy change that will help end homelessness and ensure that everyone has a place to call home and the support they need to keep it.

Our member agencies range from hostels, day centres, street based outreach work and resettlement support to wider supported housing, health and social care providers. Our approach is to listen and learn, act and then speak. Our focus is to change the way that we, as a society, think and act towards single people who become homeless and other vulnerable groups

About the role:

We are looking for a Project Manager to deliver the Rough Sleeping Counts & Estimates project. The postholder will check delivery and coordinate verification of the rough sleeping counts and estimates for all Local Authority areas in England, ensuring that each Local Authority submits their rough sleeping data to the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) by 15th December.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the role of local authorities and the voluntary sector in responding to rough sleeping. You'll use your excellent organisational and communication skills to ensure that each local authority follows Homeless Link's guidance in evaluating the extent of rough sleeping in their area, to match verifiers with counts, and to validate estimates.

The Counts & Estimates Project Manager role is a fixed term contract (open to secondments), from Aug-Sept 2017 to early January 2018. The role is full time and based at Homeless Link's office in Aldgate, London. Please note that, due to the time critical nature of this project, the post holder will only be able to take limited leave days prior to 15th December.

We are actively seeking to increase our diversity within our organisations and would greatly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homeless, from a black or minority ethnic background and/or with a disability.