Supported Lodgings Development Manager

Recruiter
SHELTER
Location
Edinburgh
Salary
32098.00 - 34639.00 GBP Annual + plus excellent benefits
Posted
14 Sep 2017
Closes
12 Oct 2017
Sectors
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Six month fixed term contract

Closing date: 25 September 2017 (at Midnight)

Shelter Scotland is looking for a commercially aware individual with proven success at securing business growth in a similar industry, to join us in the brand new role of Supported Lodgings Development Manager.

Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

8,000 young people a year are 'officially' homeless in Scotland, with estimates that at least 12,000 a year are in touch with homeless services, and even more are 'hidden homeless'. A brand new collaborative partnership between Shelter Scotland and The Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Environment and Real Estate Research (I-SPHERE), aims to carry out a comprehensive feasibility study and business plan development of long term community hosting models for young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness in Scotland. Based on the results, Shelter Scotland will then lead on the development of a fully-costed and timetabled work programme to test the model in one urban and one mixed/rural case study area in the form of a business plan. This is your chance to play a vital role right from the start.

About the Role

As Supported Lodgings Development Manager, you'll be responsible for leading and managing the Supported Lodging Project. This will involve developing a comprehensive business plan, including sample operating models. It will also see you identify regulatory requirements, come up with costings and identify potential funders. Engaging and liaising with our partner Heriot Watt, funder the Scottish Government and a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to get them to feed into the development of the Business Plan will be important too. And, when it comes to publishing and launching the business plan and associated research to start the process of building momentum for the model, again, we'll rely on you to deliver.

About you

To succeed, you'll need proven experience of developing new projects/business plans/project proposals in a related area. A degree in Business management or equivalent would also be useful, but is not as important as your excellent commercial understanding and confidence when dealing with decision makers. Results-driven, collaborative and customer-focused, you have lots of creativity and a flair for applying lateral thinking. What's more, you respond quickly and positively to change and are not afraid to challenge the status quo and come up with new ideas when appropriate.

Benefits include 30 days' annual leave (pro rata), the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.

For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website.

Shelter Scotland is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

At Shelter Scotland, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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