Do you want to use your skills to lead a team to promote and embed client involvement, diversity and inclusion?

About the role

You will work in partnership with the Head of Involvement and Inclusion and will manage a high-performing team of five (directly line managing four Involvement and Inclusion Coordinators) to:

Ensure clients are meaningfully involved in all of our work
Achieve an inclusive culture where our clients, staff and volunteers feel valued, like they belong and are able to be their authentic selves
Work in partnership with our Staff Diversity Networks, Diversity and Inclusion Allies, Client Involvement Lead Workers, managers and other key stakeholders to embed involvement and inclusion
Develop guidance, resources, tools and training
Implement good processes around data and monitoring to demonstrate outcomes and impact
Champion and inspire change and help to make St Mungo’s a leader in Involvement and Inclusion

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for an empowering and effective people manager who can lead a high performing team. Someone who is able to engage and involve excluded individuals and work with compassion and empathy

An independent and efficient leader with excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to cope with a large remit, high work load and to manage a range of competing tasks and projects

Most importantly, you will have deeply held commitment to building an inclusive culture at St Mungo’s and be able to champion and inspire practice change in others.

What we offer

Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities

St Mungo’s employees are encouraged to consider opportunities to develop new skills or progress including; secondments, internal transfers, application to new roles in the organisation or just to get involved in various projects happening within the organisation.

As a result last year 35% of our vacancies were filled by promotions. In 2019 we achieved We Invest in People Gold level accreditation and are one of just 3% of housing associations to achieve this standard; 82% of staff who took part in the IIP survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.

A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place

At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 8 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves. Our Networks include: BAME, Carer’s and Parent’s, Lived Experience, LGBTQIA+, Disability Awareness, South West, Irish and Women’s Action.

Flexible Working and Other Benefits

We are committed to maintaining your work/life balance. We offer 25 days annual leave, and operate a very popular Flexi Time scheme, which allows you to supplement your annual leave entitlement. After 5 years, staff annual leave entitlement increases to 28 days.

St Mungo’s contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.

What we do

At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do, and in 2019 we supported nearly 30,000 people who were either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our staff are crucial to making this happen.

How to apply

Click the ‘Apply Now’ Button at the top of the page to start your online application form.

To view the job description and guidance on completing your application form, please click on the document available tab at the top of the advert page on our website.

Closing date: 10am on 8 July 2020

Interview and assessments on: 22 July, via video call

It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check will be undertaken for the successful candidate.

Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants, as they are under-represented within St Mungo’s at this level.