Job title: Development Manager

Hours: Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Reports to: General Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Simon on the Streets team and be instrumental in the continued growth and success of the charity. The Development Manager role is both demanding and rewarding and presents a huge opportunity for the right person to be part of this amazing team. Working closely with the General Manager to deliver against challenging targets.

About the Role


• Confident communicator – able to write a convincing case for support and to present our work to individuals and groups.

• Confident presentation skills – you will be required to present the charity’s cause at various sized events.

• Excellent stewardship skills to build successful relationships with donors and to ensure continued support.

• Event planning and management

• Use of Microsoft Office 365 and CRM (preferably Salesforce).

The ideal candidate will have experience of the following:

• Designing and implementing multi-platform communication, marketing & PR campaigns to increase the reach and reputation of a charity or organisation from concept through to delivery including measuring success rates.

• Identifying and building strategic relationships with external partners, community groups, corporate supporters and sponsors including attending networking events; acting as an advocate with the confidence to deliver the Charity’s message.

• Simultaneously Project Managing multiple fundraising events; opportunities and relationships to drive the long-term vision of the organisation and increase financial stability.

• Identifying strategies for community planning and development, establish potential research opportunities through partnership working with relevant academic institutions and individuals.

• Communicating campaigns internally and externally to ensure maximum ROI from all plans and strategies

• Leading and motivating team members including identifying individual development areas and providing coaching and support where required.

• Delivering an annual programme of fundraising events and identifying new opportunities through the network to increase the size and income generated at events.

• Formalising and documenting internal processes including developing user manuals and sharing knowledge and best practice with colleagues

• Proactively keeping up to date with changes in legislation and national policy and communicating this internally.

• Delivering public speaking engagements as and when required within the context of this role.

• Complete any other work deemed to be in the spirit of the post and to contribute to the future development of Simon on the Streets.

Other details:

• Driver with use of a vehicle

• Willingness to undertake a DBS check


Job title: Outreach Worker

Hours: Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £16000 on appointment, £17500 upon completion of probation

Reports to: General Manager

  • Main Purpose of the Job

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Simon on the Streets team as one of our Leeds based outreach workers. This is a challenging role but one where a person can really achieve great satisfaction from their involvement with our service users. Reporting direct to the General Manager, you will be closely supervised throughout your probation period but will be expected to be able to plan your own working day and by the end of probation, be able to work as both a member of a team and as a lone worker with minimal supervision.

About the Role

The outreach worker role is varied and exciting, no two days are the same. The successful candidate will be expected to be able to carry out the following duties with minimal supervision by the end of their probation period:

• To establish contact with rough sleepers and homeless persons within the city and offer them advice/guidance to the correct, most appropriate services

• To identify and target entrenched rough sleepers who are not engaging with other services and support them to achieve their own goals.

• To maintain accurate and comprehensive operational records on service users

• To maintain effective record keeping of their activities and the outcomes of service users to support the requirements of funders.

• To work closely with other services including housing, medical, substance misuse, mental health and other homeless support services and to share appropriate information as required.

• To advocate on behalf of our service users.

• To represent the charity on outside forum as and when requested.

• To be able to present to other organisations on the work of the charity

• To take part in fundraising activities as and when required.

• To undertake a minimum of one ‘out of hours’ outreach shift per week.

Personal Specification Essential criteria:

• Confident and calm under pressure

• Equally comfortable working as a lone worker and operating as a member of a team

• A basic understanding of the needs of rough sleepers and beggars.

• Basic knowledge of Supported Housing.

• Reasonable knowledge of at least one of the following: drug use, alcohol misuse, mental health.

• A commitment to personal development. • The ability to work unsocial hours as and when required.

• Work flexibly across operational sites as required (Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield).

• Seek to improve personal performance, contribution, knowledge and skills.

• Ability to operate various IT systems including Microsoft Office Desirable criteria:

• Previous experience working with vulnerable adults • An understanding of the Criminal Justice System • Knowledge of homelessness legislation • Experience of working with a variety of different agencies

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check at an enhanced level.