We are seeking an experienced Social Researcher to join our team.
Our high quality research and evidence about homelessness enables Homeless Link to be a credible voice for the homeless sector, and to influence policy and practice for the better. The successful candidate will have experience of developing, planning and conducting qualitative and quantitative research projects as well as excellent communication skills and an ability to build effective partnerships. As part of a busy team, you will bring expertise, creativity and innovation to our research programme and ensure Homeless Link continues to influence change. You don’t need to know the homeless sector inside out but you will share our passion to end homelessness.
Homeless Link is the national membership charity for frontline homelessness agencies and the wider housing with health, care and support sector in England. With over 700 members, we work to improve services and campaign for policy change that will help ensure that everyone has a place to call home and the support they need to keep it.
Our member agencies range from hostels, day centres, street-based outreach work and resettlement suppport to wider supported housing, health and social care provders. Our focus is to change the way that we, as a society, think and act towards single people who become homeless and other vulnerable groups. We do this by influencing policy and strategy at a national and local level. We also work, in partnership with our members, to ensure services for the most vulnerable in society are the best they can be and to seek out alternative solutions. We give information, advice and a fresh perspective; connecting organisations and people. In addition, we provide a range of support to our members via events, training, consultancy and other services, including In-Form, our client monitoring system.
Finally, we are actively seeking to increase diversity within our organisation and would greatly welcome interest from people with direct experience of homelessness, from a black or minority ethnic background and/or with a disability.
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