Faith and Communities Development Officer- Homelessness

We are looking for a dedicated individual who is driven by the desire to build strong connections across the faith and community sector to support the WMCA’s ambition to ‘design out homelessness’. You will have experience of working within the homelessness sector and will bring a good understanding of the motivations, contribution and challenges in the faith and community-based group sector.

In this role you will work collaboratively with faith, community and voluntary groups to coordinate services delivered to individuals that rough sleep and those at risk of rough sleeping across the WMCA region to ensure that there are strong pathways from the streets into settled accommodation.

About the team

This role will work as part of the Homelessness function within the Public Service Reform Directorate; a multi-disciplinary team who are working to ensure that residents of the WMCA region can benefit from public service innovation that connects our communities and unlocks potential through insight, innovation and system leadership – helping to create the conditions for new models of service delivery that can make a real difference on the ground.

Who we are

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration. Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.

This is an exciting time for the West Midlands – the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.

Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

How to apply

Please provide detailed information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.

Closing Date: 9th April 2020

Interview Date: w/c 20th April 2020

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.

Supporting documents
Role Profile – Faith and Communities Development Officer Homelessness 240220.pdf
WMCA’s Benefits Calculator.pdf


Location: Birmingham Salary: £31,404 - £36,033 per annum Closing date: 9th April 2020 Contact Name: West Midlands Combined Authority Website: Hours: Full Time Contract: 12 Month Fixed-Term