Flexible (Head Office is based in Peterborough)

Closing date:

4th June 2021

Interview date:

25th June (in the Peterborough office)

About the role:

This is a critical appointment.  

You will need to be an empowering people manager, passionate about serving churches and the homeless in our country.

You will need to be highly committed to our vision of seeing churches, across the country, housing the homeless and doing it brilliantly. This appointment is key to us accelerating towards our 5-year vision of having 200 churches housing the homeless by 2025, at a moment of urgent social need.

You will be on the Executive team of one of the fastest growing, award winning, Christian charities in this country. Contributing to our development, you will need to do so whilst embodying our values and culture, which strives to be both highly caring, and action orientated.

The role will be reporting to the Executive Director and responsible for the IT, Housing, Finance and HR. You will also report into the sub-committee(s) from the board of Trustees. (See Job Description here). A broad and varied role that will require the capability to juggle these different priorities as well as supporting the strategy, values and spiritual strength of the organisation.

For further questions, feel free to e-mail Ed Walker at [email protected]

About you:

We are looking for an exceptional leader with considerable background in organizational development, leadership and management, preferably with a strong understanding of information, IT, systems and project management.

You will display comprehensive experience of leading teams and organisations, and need to be comfortable taking responsibility. Essential to Hope into Action is that you are a good listener, team player and passionate about empowering others, especially your teams.

Experience of organisational development is essential, ideally with particular expertise in information management as well as an ability to manage, strategically, housing, finance and HR. We would expect, over the next few years, to see improvements in our efficiencies, quality and systems.

Your location can be flexible, but post-Covid we envisage at least 2 days per week in the Peterborough office. You will also need to travel to various locations as part of your role.

About us:

We believe everyone has the right to a home and churches have the power to meet the tragedy of homelessness in their community.

Starting 11 years ago, we have grown into a mature organisation working with over 70 churches running 90 homes for over 250 tenants. 

We have won numerous awards both secular and Christian including from the Guardian newspaper, Homeless link and Centre for social Justice.

We provide not just shelter and housing know-how, but also the friendship of a church, we are passionate about harnessing the social, financial and spiritual power of churches to enact real change both in them and our tenants.

Our first home had a real heart for men coming out of prison. Homes are now available for a wide range of people experiencing homelessness: people in recovery from addiction, people sleeping rough, women and children fleeing domestic violence, people coming out of rehab, former prostitutes, refugees, those suffering mental health issues and survivors of human trafficking.

Roughly, 50% of our homes are in our ‘line-managed cities’ (Peterborough, Norwich, Nottingham, Cambridge.), the other 50% are found across a further 20+ towns which we franchise into.

We encourage others to replicate our model through franchising. The tragedy of homelessness is in every community.   Our vision is for every church to lovingly provide the homeless with a home.

To Apply:

Please click here to download details of the application process.

Please click here to download the Job Description.