Head of Practice and Partnerships

Flexible. Frequent travel required on an ad hoc basis
£38,000 to £50,000 (pro rata if part time)
04 Mar 2021
23 Mar 2021
Head of services
Full Time
Organisation Type


As CHI scales up our practice offer, as the Head of Practice and Partnerships, you will support our Chief Executive and the wider team with innovative practice development, translating evidence into implementation, and stakeholder cultivation to scale up our impact.

Ideally, you will demonstrate a combination of understanding of contemporary homelessness and related practices, cutting edge knowledge on implementing evidence-based practices and relationship-building skills with both internal and external stakeholders.

As a flexible and team player, this is a rare opportunity to help shape a new organisation driving the use of evidence to tackle homelessness. You will be a key member of a small team, handling a range of issues, strategic and practical. You will need to have the confidence to engage confidently with senior leaders and a background in evidence and stakeholder relations (ideally with a good grasp of homelessness and housing policy). You will have confidence around data analysis, experience managing a growing team, a good understanding of the workings of local authorities and third sector organisations, and a clear and persuasive communication style. This role requires a commitment to evidence-based approaches, business acumen, and stakeholder empathy.

You will have knowledge of the landscape in which CHI operates, including first-hand experience in one or more of the following areas: homelessness, housing, social investment, inequality and social mobility and in leading the development and managing the implementation of programmes (including managing external contractors) focused on training and capacity building assistance.

A confident communicator, and even better listener, you will be able to create and deliver presentations, proposals, and other assets that clearly communicate an understanding of our stakeholders and potential funders, and CHI’s values.

To apply, please go to: https://www.homelessnessimpact.org/jobs/head-of-practice-partnerships

Closing date: Tuesday 23 March 2021
Interviews will take place on Monday 29 March 2021.

During the COVID-19 restrictions, our interviews will be by video call.

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