Lead Navigator

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Lead Navigator

Location: West Yorkshire (Bridge- Bradford)

Contract: Permanent

FTE Salary: £25,897

Hours: 40 hours (including some weekends and evenings) plus On-Call telephone support via a rota (additional allowance)

This is an exciting opportunity for a Lead Navigator with relevant experience to join the team in West Yorkshire.

Horizons is a pilot project funded by the Ministry of Justice to provide housing choices for people leaving prison. The service is being delivered by a partnership consisting of Foundation, Turning Lives Around and The Bridge Project. Its aim is to reduce homelessness amongst people leaving HMP Leeds and who want to resettle in West Yorkshire. Support is given from 12 weeks before a release date to identify suitable housing that will be available on release. Further support and guidance are given to maintain the accommodation whilst living in the community.

The Lead Navigator will manage a small caseload whilst Line managing Navigators. The role will include supporting the Service Manager to provide a co-ordinated approach across West Yorkshire that ensures that all service users are given appropriate housing choices. They will provide day-to day staff guidance to enable effective support to individuals in the service with the aim of reducing homelessness amongst prison leavers.

Navigators may be supporting people with multiple disadvantage who may display challenging behavioural issues.

In order to apply for this position, you will need to hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle.  Adjustments may be possible where applicants cannot drive as a result of a disability.

If you would like more information about the role, please download the role profile here: MoJ Lead Navigator - Role Profile Feb 2020

For an informal chat about the role, please contact John Robinson on 07771370545

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If you are unable to apply online and require a paper application form please contact Vanessa Ross on 01274 723863. If applying with a hard copy please post to: HR Department, The Bridge Project, 35 Salem Street, Bradford, BD1 4QH quoting the job reference on the outside of the envelope.

Please note, most posts require a DBS Check at Enhanced Level, which EXTERNAL applicants will be required to pay for, unless they are subscribed to the DBS Electronic Update Service, in which case permission for Bridge to check the current status of a DBS certificate will be required. Please note that the current charge for a new DBS certificate is £44 plus an administration charge levied by our preferred provider of £9.50 + VAT. An online check Of DBS status using update service is free.

Closing date for all positions: Wed 4th March 2020 - 12 noon
Interviews to be held: To be confirmed

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