Head of Programmes- Opportunities Team

Opportunities Team
No. of Vacancies
Contract Type
37.5 hours per week
Starting at 42,895.28 rising incrementally to 44,619.66 (starting point negotiable depending on experience)
Closing Date
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Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?

At SHP (Single Homeless Project), you’ll be part of one of London’s leading homelessness prevention charities, a dynamic and growing organisation changing 8,000 lives every year across London  - from supporting people in crisis to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment.

SHP was founded by a group of homeless people in the mid-1970s and more than 40 years on, we still try to look at the world through our clients’ eyes, putting their needs and viewpoints at the centre of everything we do. Above all, we believe that, no matter what challenges they face, everyone we work with has the capacity to take control of their lives and shape their own futures.

A genuinely exciting opportunity is available for the right person to lead and develop the SHP Opportunities Programme.

This is a growing psychosocial programme of education and activities across five key strands: Sport & Health, Creative Arts, Music, Horticulture and  Recovery & Wellbeing. Each strand is coordinated by a Lead who will report directly to the post holder.

The purpose of the programme is to support our clients to develop the skills to improve their quality of life and live better, healthier, happier and more independent lives. The Programme runs as a holistic add-on to all of SHP’s other support services. Last year the programme ran sessions that reached over 1000 of London's most vulnerable residents.  This year our plan is to expand on that.

The successful candidate will need great project management skills to develop and lead the overall programme and to manage each strand and will have the drive and passion necessary to work with the senior team to review, evaluate and adapt the programme in response to changing strategic needs. 

The post holder will be supporting the service to develop, with an opportunity for further advancement alongside any progress that’s made. The successful candidate will be working in a supportive and encouraging environment to develop the content and reach of the programme. You will develop the  skills of a creative, experienced and committed team.

Although based in our Head Office in Kings Cross the role will involve travel to SHP services across London. 

If you think you’ve got what it takes we would love to hear from you!

Please see attached the relevant Job Profile for further information.

Closing date for applications: Monday 25th March 2019 (at midnight)

Interviews to be held: Wednesday 3rd April 2019

SHP is IIP accredited and an equal opportunities employer.

SHP’s attractive benefits package includes:

  • Competitive starting salary 
  • A 37.5 hour working week including flexible working hours (core hours are 10am – 4pm) in non-accommodation services
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 28 days (plus eight paid Bank Holidays)
  • A contributory pension scheme: SHP will Contribute the equivalent of 5% of your annual salary
  • Comprehensive and integrated training programme designed specifically to develop the skills and knowledge involved in our work
  • Regular support and development focussed line management supervision
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), available to all staff
  • Paid carers' leave and compassionate leave
  • Sick leave, up to three months full pay then three months half pay
  • Generous maternity leave (16 weeks full pay and up to 24 weeks half pay) and four weeks paid paternity leave, depending on length of service
  • Interest free public transport season ticket loan (after six months)
  • Tax exemption for ’cycle to work’ scheme and payroll giving