Service Lead – Housing First

Salary: £31,756 – £37,071 (FTE based on a 37.5 hr week)
Location: Edinburgh
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Closing Date: 17 August 2021
Interview Date:  25/26 August 2021

About this role

Do you want to join an organisation who places relationships at the heart of all its decision making?

Do your values drive you to find the difference that makes the difference for people?
Do you want to work for a charity that changes and saves lives every day?

Does that sound like you? Then your next role can be with Simon Community Scotland as a service leader within our Edinburgh Housing First service! 

We are currently looking for service leaders to join this new service to be at the forefront of its development and growth. 

The role of a Housing First approach  is to support people moving into their own permanent home as quickly as possible to be wrapped in support as they build a safe base to work out what is  their own  pathway to a happy life.

People are at the heart of everything we do – This means you will need to have the qualities to lead a team to support people to see their own amazing potential. You’ll need to have energy, compassion, empathy and be trauma skilled in your approach. Making a good cuppa helps too!

We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness and/or addiction. 

To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other. 

Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. 

As an employer, Leadership and learning is how we link together with our teams, supporting each other to build strong supportive teams, using reflective and evidence  based practices to learn from each other and grow together. This starts with our 5 day induction programme.

Have a listen to what your future colleagues have said:

As a service leader you will nurture and foster supportive relationships with your team, colleagues and our multi agency partners. You must be committed to the supervision and practice development of your team and model a self directed  approach to all you do. 

Does this still sound like you? Then we want to hear from you today!

To find out more and have an informal chat with George or Jeanann on 07515596481 

Download Job Description Here (PDF)

What next?

If you are interested in joining us and doing amazing things, these are the steps to take: