Crisis
Crisis

Charity registered in Scotland SC040094

Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people.  We are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.  Our innovative education, employment, housing and well-being services address individual needs and help people to transform their lives.  We currently deliver services in eight regions and have ambitious plans to help more people in more places across the UK.


Current vacancies

Progression Coach

  • Full time
  • £33,837
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th October 2021

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

Crisis Skylight Edinburgh is an outreach/hybrid service working with people who are homeless or at risk of losing their home, and our aim is to end homelessness for all those who we support. Our services include progression and housing support, a wellbeing offer, arts and engagement activities, learning, and employment support. Additionally, we deliver a commissioned project on behalf of Edinburgh City Council, supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to access property in the private rented sector (PRS).

About the role

During the first six months of this role you will be working as part of our Private Rented Sector (PRS)Team on our City of Edinburgh Council commissioned project called Help to Rent, supporting our members into accommodation in the private rented sector (PRS). This is rewarding and valuable work, helping members to identify, establish and sustain tenancies and essentially ending their homelessness. In the latter six months if funding on our Help to Rent project ends, you will support our wider team and work with our members to overcome any barriers they face in achieving their goals and ending their homelessness. We require the post holder to work flexibly with us around this. This role requires creativity, skilled delivery of psycho-social interventions and a passion for working with those who face multiple disadvantages in society.

About you

  • To be successful in this role you will have proven experience and skills in the following areas:
  • Engaging and working with adults experiencing multiple disadvantage
  • Supporting people to end their homelessness and achieve their goals
  • Offering quality housing-led information, advice and guidance
  • Being creative in your interventions and member (client) work
  • Member/client involvement and member/client-led support planning
  • Working in a multiple disciplinary team or/and joint working with other services to deliver the highest possible level of support to the people you work with.

We want Crisis to be an inclusive employer which then reflects our members and the communities we work in. We want to offer opportunities to everyone regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness.

Working at Crisis

  • As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
  • Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
  • Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
  • 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.

When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation. We have 5 staff diversity networks which include Black, Asian and Ethnic people, LGBTQ+ people, those with Lived Experience of Homelessness, Women at Crisis and Disability Awareness.

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Senior Best Practice Officer (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £40,100
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st October 2021

About us

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

We have an exciting opportunity to make a difference to those at risk of becoming homeless in Scotland. A new post, based in the Best Practice Team, will show how all public bodies can play their part in preventing homelessness.

About the role

Scotland has made huge strides in tackling homelessness, but more needs to happen and we know the best way of ending homelessness is by preventing it from happening in the first place. Crisis are pleased to support the change planned by Scottish Government through proposals for a new Homelessness Prevention duty outlined in the Programme for Government 21/22. As a Senior Best Practice Officer based in Scotland, with a focus on Prevention you will work to identify good prevention practice already happening across sectors, look to see where it isn’t happening and why, and show how services can be designed to ensure that opportunities to intervene early are taken by wider public bodies for those approaching their services. You’ll work closely with Crisis’ Scottish Policy and Campaigns team as they work to see the Prevention duty embedded in legislation.

This is a 2 year fixed term contract.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have great networking skills, and be good at making relationships across different sectors. You’ll understand how local authorities and wider public bodies work and be able to build connections and rapport with individuals working there. You’ll have an understanding of the Scottish homelessness system and the current legal framework that underpins it. You’ll know how services can be designed to make sure that those who need help can get it and how to listen to the voices of those who use it.

You’ll be passionate about change and seeing homelessness ended in Scotland with a drive and energy to shape the role to do this.

We want Crisis to be an inclusive employer which then reflects our members and the communities we work in. We want to offer opportunities to everyone regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness.

Working at Crisis

As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy

Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%

25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.

When you join us you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.

We have 5 staff diversity networks which include Black, Asian and Ethnic people, LGBTQ+ people, those with Lived Experience of Homelessness, Women at Crisis and Disability Awareness.

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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Landlord Liaison Officer

  • Full time
  • £33,174
  • Skylight Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th April 2021

About us

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

Crisis is currently recruiting for a Landlord Liaison Officer in Edinburgh to recruit Private Rented Sector landlords to the service.

About the role

As LANDLORD LIAISON OFFICER, you will be involved in encouraging and attracting landlords to work alongside Crisis to provide private tenancies to people experiencing homelessness. You will provide information and advice about the service, and act as the primary contact for landlords and letting agencies.

This is a temporary role for 8 - 10 months.

About you

To be successful in this role you will be experienced in engaging and working with landlords and letting agencies. You will need to demonstrate the ability to advocate effectively, with good negotiating, interpersonal, and networking skills. You will have demonstrable knowledge of the welfare benefits system and desirable knowledge of the legal framework and systems around PRS housing in Scotland.

Benefits

As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

• Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy

• Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%

• 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.

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This vacancy has now closed

Fundraising Manager - Scotland

  • Full time
  • £40,439
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th July 2021

About us

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

This is an exciting time to join our team. During the Coronavirus pandemic our bold, collective action has helped thousands of people off the streets in the space of just a few weeks and prevented thousands more people from becoming homeless. The easing of restrictions is a time to build on this and shape a better future for all of us. To make sure everyone housed temporarily during the outbreak is helped directly into a secure home of their own. To make this the beginning of the end of homelessness.

About the role

As Regional Fundraiser, covering the permanent post holder’s maternity leave, you will lead on the development and delivery of our established fundraising strategy and plans in Scotland. You will work closely with colleagues in your own nation and throughout Great Britain to ensure that our ambitious plans are achieved, and that our supporters and funding from a range of streams are integral to our success.

This is a 6 months fixed term contract.

About you

To be successful in this role you will be an experienced fundraiser and networker, with a proven ability to develop and implement a fundraising strategy and plan involving a range of income streams. You will share our passion and commitment to ending homelessness and will put Crisis supporters and members at the heart of our work.

Working at Crisis

As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

· Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy

· Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%

· 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.

When you join us you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.

We have 5 staff diversity networks which include Black, Asian and Ethnic people, LGBTQ+ people, those with Lived Experience of Homelessness, Women at Crisis and Disability Awareness.

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This vacancy has now closed

Private Rented Sector Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,740
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th August 2021

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it. Crisis Skylight Edinburgh is currently recruiting a PRS Service Manager to join a busy outreach team which focuses on supporting people experiencing homelessness access the Private Rented Sector.

About the role

As PRS Service Manager, you will lead on the development and expansion of Crisis’ Private Rented Sector procurement service. You will line manage the PRS Team and will work with partners and stakeholders to forge and embed a clear pathway from homelessness to PRS. You will produce and share rapid learning from the Help to Rent commissioned project and the Pilot project to prove concept, allowing the service to upscale in Edinburgh and be replicated in other Scottish authorities. You will also work closely with our Best Practice Team to demonstrate the impact of these services.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have/ be:

  • An excellent understanding of the Lothian housing market, and the barriers and opportunities faced by people moving out of homelessness and into PRS locally, including what motivates landlords and letting agencies
  • Experience or knowledge of the legal framework governing and good practice surrounding PRS housing in Scotland
  • Skilled in sourcing and procuring properties
  • Skilled in management and managing highly effective teams
  • Excellent networking skills and stakeholder management

We want Crisis to be an inclusive employer which then reflects our members and the communities we work in. We want to offer opportunities to everyone regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness.

Working at Crisis

As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
  • Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
  • 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.

When you join us you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.

We have 5 staff diversity networks which include Black, Asian and Ethnic people, LGBTQ+ people, those with Lived Experience of Homelessness, Women at Crisis and Disability Awareness.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Fundraising Manager - Scotland

  • Full time
  • £40,439
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th August 2021

About us

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

This is an exciting time to join our team. During the Coronavirus pandemic our bold, collective action has helped thousands of people off the streets in the space of just a few weeks and prevented thousands more people from becoming homeless. The easing of restrictions is a time to build on this and shape a better future for all of us. To make sure everyone housed temporarily during the outbreak is helped directly into a secure home of their own. To make this the beginning of the end of homelessness.

About the role

As Regional Fundraiser, covering the permanent post holder’s maternity leave, you will lead on the development and delivery of our established fundraising strategy and plans in Scotland. You will work closely with colleagues in your own nation and throughout Great Britain to ensure that our ambitious plans are achieved, and that our supporters and funding from a range of streams are integral to our success.

This is a 6 months fixed term contract.

About you

To be successful in this role you will be an experienced fundraiser and networker, with a proven ability to develop and implement a fundraising strategy and plan involving a range of income streams. You will share our passion and commitment to ending homelessness and will put Crisis supporters and members at the heart of our work.

Working at Crisis

As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
  • Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
  • 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.

When you join us you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.

We have 5 staff diversity networks which include Black, Asian and Ethnic people, LGBTQ+ people, those with Lived Experience of Homelessness, Women at Crisis and Disability Awareness.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Private Rented Sector Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,740
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th September 2021

About us

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it. Crisis Skylight Edinburgh is currently recruiting a PRS Service Manager to join a busy outreach team which focuses on supporting people experiencing homelessness access the Private Rented Sector.

About the role

As Private Rented Sector (PRS) Service Manager, you will lead on the development and expansion of Crisis’ Private Rented Sector procurement service. You will line manage the PRS Team and will work with partners and stakeholders to forge and embed a clear pathway from homelessness to PRS. You will produce and share rapid learning from the Help to Rent commissioned project and the Pilot project to prove concept, allowing the service to upscale in Edinburgh and be replicated in other Scottish authorities. You will also work closely with our Best Practice Team to demonstrate the impact of these services.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

• An excellent understanding of the Lothian housing market, and the barriers and opportunities faced by people moving out of homelessness and into PRS locally, including what motivates landlords and letting agencies

• Experience or knowledge of the legal framework governing and good practice surrounding PRS housing in Scotland

• Skilled in sourcing and procuring properties

• Skilled in management and managing highly effective teams

• Excellent networking skills and stakeholder management

We want Crisis to be an inclusive employer which then reflects our members and the communities we work in. We want to offer opportunities to everyone regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness.

Working at Crisis:

As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

• Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy

• Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%

• 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.

When you join us you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.

We have 5 staff diversity networks which include Black, Asian and Ethnic people, LGBTQ+ people, those with Lived Experience of Homelessness, Women at Crisis and Disability Awareness.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Facilities Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,123
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th October 2021

About us

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

This is a very exciting time to join the Edinburgh Skylight Team as we begin planning a move to new premises. We are currently recruiting for a Facilities Manager to transition our team through this office move and carry out the day to day operations and management of the Edinburgh Skylight building and its facilities. The role will also assist the Head of Facilities Management with the provision of a FM service which embraces the organisation.

About the role

As a Facilities Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring that the building is compliant with relevant health and safety legislation and that all staff are sufficiently trained on these issues.

About you

To be successful in this role you will be NEBOSH qualified or willing to work towards. You will have experience of managing premises and central office functions and also have experience of financial management and budget control. You will be extremely organised and will be able to

We want Crisis to be an inclusive employer which then reflects our members and the communities we work in. We want to offer opportunities to everyone regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness.

Working at Crisis

As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

• Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy

• Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%

• 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.

When you join us you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.

We have 5 staff diversity networks which include Black, Asian and Ethnic people, LGBTQ+ people, those with Lived Experience of Homelessness, Women at Crisis and Disability Awareness.

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