Close Date: 22/11/2019
Point of contact for applicants: firstname.lastname@example.org
SHPS works with individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, helping them to either find new accommodation or sustain their existing tenancies. The service is currently operating in three London boroughs and is expanding. SHPS is funded as an outcomes contract, where Councils only pay for the positive social outcomes achieved by clients. This approach allows for greater flexibility in how the service is delivered as there is no fixed service specification, with performance measured by the outcomes achieved.
We are looking for someone excited about managing a different type of service, commissioned in a way that removes the usual constraints of delivering under a strict service specification. The role requires someone who is creative, analytic and an outstanding performance manager, who will lead the service in preventing homelessness for as many people as possible.
In each borough the frontline SHPS service will be subcontracted to a local voluntary sector organisation. The SHPS Director will be responsible for managing the performance of each of the frontline delivery partners, with the overall aim of preventing homelessness for as many vulnerable individuals as possible across London. They will need to work closely with delivery partners to drive innovation throughout the service to achieve this aim. They will need to work in close collaboration with the diverse set of stakeholders involved in the service. This will include the boroughs commissioning the programme, the lead Commissioner as well as the local voluntary sector organisations selected to deliver the frontline service. They will be accountable for the overall performance of SHPS and report to the SHPS Board, which consists of the social investor supporting the programme and an independent Chair.
Applicants to the role should send their CV and supporting statement (no more than 1 A4 side) to email@example.com. by the 22nd of November, 2019.
Interviews are expected in the last week of November 2019 with the intention that the successful candidate will be able to commence their duties as quickly as possible.