Charity registered in Scotland SC021740
Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH) is a charity which supports, encourages and promotes the development and delivery of projects aimed at alleviating homelessness and its associated issues in Perth and surrounding areas. CATH is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status, based in Perth City Centre.
CATH is committed to treating those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with dignity and respect. Our service users are supported in a non-judgemental, empathetic manner to make informed choices regarding their support, living arrangements and lifestyle choices. Our services are open to anyone in need of them and provided without commitment to change.
CATH Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH) is a charity which has been operating in Perth & Kinross for nearly 30 years to support, encourage and promote the development and delivery of projects to relieve homelessness and poor housing, improve the conditions of life and generally aid the development of persons who are at risk of homelessness or homeless in the Perth & Kinross Council area. We employ around 40 colleagues and have a turnover of £1.2m.
Following the retirement of our previous Chief Executive, we wish to recruit an inspirational leader to take CATH forward through times of challenge and change in the sector and develop strategic initiatives to fulfil our aim to support our service users to create their own better futures.
You will lead a dedicated and knowledgeable team to ensure that CATH continues to deliver innovative solutions, with decisions made in keeping with the ethos and values of the organisation.
To be successful, you will have a background working in a homelessness, social care or housing context, along with a broad understanding of the political and economic priorities of local and national Government in this area. Key to successful delivery of your role will be your ability to form strategic partnerships with key external associates to influence local and national policy and ensure CATH are a part of a solutions focussed approach to addressing sector wide challenges.
You will have a proven track record of leadership of both people and services, within either the private, public or third sector and will be able to evidence your passion and commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable people, with a firm professional ethic. Strong organisational skills and a firm grasp of the policy, governance and financial requirements of the sector will also be required.
CATH are looking to appoint a Service Co-ordinator who will contribute to the management, planning and delivery of a high level of support to our service users which promotes their independence, health and well-being, active citizenship and choice.
With a passion for getting the job done this new role offers you significant opportunities to showcase innovation and skills in inspiring, managing and guiding our front-line project staff teams.
Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:
· Experience in using person centred planning techniques
· A proven record of delivering robust support services and risk assessments
· Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise your workload whilst working under pressure
· Excellent communication and facilitation skills to encourage staff teams to take ownership and be accountable for the quality of support they deliver
· Extensive practical knowledge of work with disadvantaged people
· A relevant qualification in housing support, social care or appropriate allied discipline or a firm commitment to undertake a course of study to meet the timeline for SSSC registration requirements
If you feel you meet all our requirements, we would love to hear from you; joining CATH will provide you with an outstanding career opportunity with the ability to shape our future service provision.
Please note that this appointment will be subject to membership of the Disclosure Scotland PVG Scheme.