Transforming Notts Together is recruiting a full time Development Worker (also available as a job share) to take forward a volunteer-led homelessness prevention programme launching in Spring/Summer 2022

The Programme

Funded by Benefact Trust, Positive Steps (name tbc) will initially be delivered through TNT in Nottingham, and partners in Manchester and Plymouth, with hopes to expand to additional locations at a later stage. It aims to support clients with low and mid-level needs who would benefit from support from Volunteer community mentors providing both emotional and practical support. The aim will be to help clients overcome social isolation and related barriers to tenancy sustainment by building long-term relationships, connecting people with activities and opportunities in their community and providing practical support through the ups and downs of recovery from homelessness or insecure housing. Volunteers will tailor their support to the unique needs of each individual, working alongside other existing local provision and services for holistic support.

The Role

The aim is that over the 3 years current funding, we will grow this work across the county, most likely starting in Ashfield, Mansfield and either Bassetlaw or Newark & Sherwood. TNT already have many connections across these areas, which we also hope to grow through this work.

Key responsibilities:
Volunteer & Client Recruitment

• Being proactive in promoting this work to local service providers to find referrals
• Attend and speak to churches and community groups to recruit volunteers.
• Promote and communicate the programme via TNT social media and other platforms.
• To monitor progress and outcomes: working with others to be continually building on and improving our work and meeting our targets in volunteer & client recruitment

Volunteer & Client applications

• Supporting clients or referring organisations with the application process.
• Conducting volunteer interviews.
• Processing volunteer references and DBS checks (DBS work may be out sourced).
• Conduct client suitability assessment/interviews and update risk assessments as needed.
• Arrange volunteer training workshops (these will be co-written with partners)
• Deliver volunteer inductions and on going support
• Match and coordinate Volunteer Client introductions.

    The Person

    We are looking for an experienced, motivated and organised individual to take this work forward in Nottinghamshire. We will be working in partnership with churches and existing homelessness support structures across the county (not including city initially) to shape this work from the beginning.

    The successful candidate(s) will have:

    An understanding of the main reasons people may find themselves in unstable tenancies/ rough sleeping and the barriers they may face

    Experience of communicating and networking with people from a wide range of backgrounds

    Appreciation and understanding of the role that churches and Christian communities can play in alleviating homelessness

    plus other essential attributes!

    The Terms

    Contract: Three years (initially, further funding will be sought if the work develops positively)

    Hours: Full time: 35 hrs p/w OR job share eg. 2x 17.5 hours pw

    Salary: £24,000 pro rata (plus 10% pro rata pension contribution and on call payments)

    Location: Nottinghamshire- home based, county-wide, with office space available in Lenton, Nottingham

    Line Management: Reporting to Transforming Notts Together Chief Officer

    Although we offer flexible working, all team are expected to work Mondays.

    If you have any questions please contact Hannah Buck 07734994637 or

    To apply please send your CV and a covering letter referring to this role description regarding why you are suitable for this role to

    Closing date is Monday 18th April (end of) with interviews 26th April in Lenton, Nottingham with the role starting as soon as possible thereafter.

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