Work with us

Join the Greater Together Manchester team

Thank you for your interest in joining the GTM team. 

Any vacancies we have will be listed on this page, as well as advertised via our social media channels. 

Job descriptions, how to apply and timescales are detailed under each role.

CURRENT VACANCIES
PROGRAMME COORDINATOR - WAYFINDER

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Monday 5th September 2022

Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you interested in helping people who have experienced homelessness to rebuild their lives? 

 

As the Programme Coordinator for the brand new Wayfinder Programme you will be responsible for developing a new and innovative way of supporting people who have experienced homelessness, helping them to move on, sustain their tenancies and settle into their new community.

The Wayfinder Programme is a volunteer-led 1-2-1 relational support programme, so as Programme Coordinator you will recruit, train and support volunteers and match them with people who need a bit of extra support.

As the Coordinator, you will need to have some knowledge of housing as well as enthusiasm to work with and motivate volunteers, plus the ability to work in partnership with a range of other agencies and partners.

 

About the Wayfinder Programme 

Funded by the Benefact Trust, Wayfinder is a volunteer-led relational homelessness support programme. The aim of the programme will be to help service users 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 journey from homelessness or insecure housing to a stable and established home. As this project is funded primarily by a Christian funder, they are particularly interested in the role of volunteers from churches, however volunteers can come from any background, culture, faith, or no faith. Volunteers will tailor their support to the unique needs of each individual, for example offering support and guidance to overcome housing and finance, education and health and wellbeing issues.

The programme is being rolled out in three areas in England – Greater Manchester, Nottingham and Birmingham. 

 

About the Post

The Wayfinder Programme Coordinator role is the key role in establishing the Wayfinder project in Greater Manchester. The Programme Coordinator will work with colleagues from Greater Together Manchester and wider partner organisations in GM to develop and deliver the project. The coordinator role offers a wonderful opportunity to set up, influence and inform this project from the outset.

We need someone with relevant experience, who is enthusiastic and committed to improving the lives of people who have experienced homelessness. We are looking for someone with excellent organisational skills, strong communication skills, effective administration skills and the ability to network successfully with partner agencies.

Once the service is established the role will have responsibility for coordinating volunteers across the Greater Manchester region. Recruiting, managing, supporting, and motivating the volunteer team will be the primary objective of this role. Our aim is to steadily expand the service across Greater Manchester over the 3-year term of the project. The GM Wayfinder Programme will be working with our partner organisations elsewhere in the country to develop and monitor the programme.

For more information, please download the Job Pack below, which includes the full Job Description and Person Specification

To apply, please complete the Application Form and Monitoring Form and return it to GTM by the deadline listed above. 

Looking to volunteer? Click here to find out what volunteering opportunities there are with Greater Together Manchester