NTW Service Connector

The ‘Neighbourhoods that Work’ team at GYROS are looking to recruit a Service Connector.

As a Service Connector (Outreach) you will identify, engage and support people with complex lives who need intensive 1-1 support to access adequate specialist support, using a range of outreach methods.  

Closing date: noon Friday 15th September. Interviews will be held Tuesday 19th September 2016. 

Hours: 16 per week (possibility of increase)

Salary: £11,380 pa (FTE: £22,000 pa)

Fixed term contract Until 30.9.18 

Publication Date: 16.08.2017
Recruitment of Service Connector, Outreach
 
Based in Great Yarmouth we are looking to recruit a Service Connector to work in the ‘Neighbourhoods that Work’ team at GYROS*.
 
Hours: 16 per week (possibility of increase)
Salary: £11,380 pa (FTE: £22,000 pa)
Fixed term contract Until 30.9.18
 
AS A SERVICE CONNECTOR (OUTREACH) FOR GYROS YOU WILL IDENTIFY, ENGAGE AND SUPPORT PEOPLE WITH COMPLEX LIVES WHO NEED INTENSIVE 1-1 SUPPORT TO ACCESS ADEQUATE SPECIALIST SUPPORT, USING A RANGE OF OUTREACH METHODS. YOU WILL CO-ORDINATE AND PARTICIPATE IN OUTREACH TO THOSE RESIDENTS IDENTIFIED BY THE NTW PROGRAMME AS FACING MORE COMPLICATED LIFE CHALLENGES AND SUPPORT OTHER OUTREACH TEAMS NOT DIRECTLY FUNDED BY THE NTW PROGRAMME, WORKING TO COMPLEMENT WHEREVER PRACTICABLE, MAKING BEST USE OF RESOURCES AND AVOIDING DUPLICATION. YOU WILL FURTHER ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN THE REPUTATION OF GYROS AND THE NTW PROGRAMME WITHIN GREAT YARMOUTH’S COMMUNITIES, INCLUDING CLIENTS AND OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS.
 
You will have a proven track record of working with vulnerable people who face more complicated life challenges and experience of working with people facing deprivation/complex circumstances. You will have knowledge of legislation on Housing and Welfare Benefits and how these relate to vulnerable client groups and an understanding of other local services including the services provided by voluntary and statutory partners. GYROS supports newcomers and migrant communities in the Great Yarmouth area. As an organisation, GYROS can neither discourage nor encourage migration to the UK or indeed to Great Yarmouth. But what we can do is support people who have chosen to come here - to help them settle and integrate into our local community. We strongly believe this benefits everyone. It minimises the stress and potential dangers newcomers face and, through our bespoke services, we relieve pressure which would otherwise fall on local service providers who are already stretched to their limits.
 
To apply please email fiona@gyros.org.uk to request an application pack; phone 01493 745260 call into the Kingside Advice Hub, King Street, Great Yarmouth
 
Please note that this post is employed by GYROS and not Great Yarmouth Borough Council.
 
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SENT DIRECTLY TO GYROS.
 
Closing date: noon Friday 15th September. Interviews will be held Tuesday 19th September 2016.
 
*Neighbourhoods that Work (NTW), a 3-5 year Big Lottery funded partnership initiative operating across the urban wards of Great Yarmouth borough. It is led by Great Yarmouth Borough Council working alongside seven partner organisations. It aims to connect local communities to the benefits of economic growth by increasing community resilience, by improving the responsiveness of Voluntary Sector support services, and by increasing the participation of communities in driving forward sustainable economic development.