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.


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Senior Policy Officer

  • Part time
  • £33,098 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th March 2020

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 Crisis in Scotland. The Scottish Government has taken bold action towards ending homelessness and it is crucial that we all play our part to ensure the ambition is realised. As Senior Policy Officer, you will play a key role in helping to deliver the work of the Scotland Prevention Review Group. Convened by Crisis, the group will identify legal duties needed for local authorities and other public bodies to prevent homelessness in Scotland. You will also work across a range of areas that are integral to ending homelessness, including migrant homelessness, and supporting the development of our wider policy and influencing work.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have solid experience of developing policy positions to support the delivery of policy, research and communications activity. The ideal candidate will have experience in writing policy reports, briefings and consultation responses and able to analyse and deploy statistics. You will also be confident with stakeholder management and able to represent the charity at external meetings.

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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Senior Policy Officer

  • Part time
  • £33,098 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th June 2020

Recruitment during COVID-19 restrictions

During the COVID-19 restrictions, our interviews will be by video call.

Additionally, the successful applicant will be fully supported to work from home for the initial period where restrictions on non-essential travel are in place.

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 Crisis in Scotland. The Scottish Government has taken bold action towards ending homelessness and it is crucial that we all play our part to ensure the ambition is realised. As Senior Policy Officer, you will play a key role across a range of areas that are integral to ending homelessness – including work on prevention, rapid rehousing, migrant homelessness and welfare. You will also support the development of our wider policy and influencing work.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have solid experience of developing policy positions to support the delivery of policy, research and communications activity. The ideal candidate will have experience in writing policy reports, briefings and consultation responses, be able to analyse and deploy statistics and identify emerging themes and trends. You will also be confident with stakeholder management and able to represent the charity at external meetings.

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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Top job! Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • £39,646
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th July 2020

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

In the temporary role as Fundraiser Manager 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 Edinburgh 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.

Knowledge/Skills and Experience:

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.

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 on-going development to build your skills, experience and career.

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Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,990
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd September 2020

About us

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people, but we don’t want to be here forever; we know that homelessness is not inevitable and that together, we can end it for good.

This is a new role for Crisis in Scotland and it is an exciting time to join. The Scottish Government has taken bold action towards ending homelessness and it is crucial that we all play our part to ensure the ambition is realised. The Communications Officer will help tell the stories of people who’ve experienced homelessness, publicising our policy and research work as well as our services, and helping to raise money for our vital services.

About you

As Communications Officer, you will play a key role helping us raise our profile and influence in Scotland. The role will involve closely working with teams based in Scotland, as well as GB wide colleagues in media, marketing and campaigns.

The role will be creative and varied, from sourcing inspirational real-life stories to producing high-profile news stories that promote our fundraising, policy and research work, as well as our frontline services. You will build solid relationships with key journalists to help secure in-depth coverage that truly gets to the heart of the complex issues surrounding homelessness. You will also be responsible for handling our social media, working with marketing colleagues to create digital content, helping to grow our reach and engagement.

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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Housing Coach

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

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Client Services

Division: Skylight Edinburgh

Hours per week: 35

About us

Crisis works throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians, offering advice, support and access to training and employment opportunities for people experiencing homelessness.

About the role

The role of the housing coach is a full time, permanent contract located within the Crisis Edinburgh Skylight. You will be required to provide high quality information, advice and guidance, as well as coaching and support, to people who are currently homeless or at immediate risk of homelessness. The role will require a high level of knowledge on housing and homelessness legislation and welfare legislation which you will use to provide direct support to members, as well as support to the rest of the skylight staff on more complex and protracted housing enquiries.

About you

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Experience of providing direct support to people experiencing homelessness.
  • Extensive knowledge of housing and homelessness legislation, as well as knowledge of how to access private rented sector accommodation and the necessary requirements to secure a tenancy
  • Extensive knowledge of welfare legislation, legacy benefits and Universal Credit.
  • Ability to use own initiative and proactively contribute to the effective provision of a homelessness service
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a high level of written and communication skills, and the ability to break down and deliver complex information.

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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