Monday 11th January 2021

Many Sisters Money Mentoring Project Officer


Southern Housing Group is looking for an enthusiastic money mentor and project officer to provide support to the exciting Many Sisters project and team members who will be working with women (particularly single mums) from BAMER communities, to help them increase their financial resilience, prevent financial life shocks, avoid unmanageable debt and reduce the impact of the poverty premium.

  • Are you highly organised and results driven with a passion to make a difference?
  • Do you have experience of financial inclusion and the delivery of money advice?
  • Do you enjoy a project and the challenges it brings?

Southern Housing Group is looking for an enthusiastic money mentor and project officer to provide support to the exciting Many Sisters project and team members who will be working with women (particularly single mums) from BAMER communities, to help them increase their financial resilience, prevent financial life shocks, avoid unmanageable debt and reduce the impact of the poverty premium.

The key purpose of this role will be to provide one-to-one money mentoring sessions to support participants to promote financial resilience. The role will also develop and deliver activities, workshops and events while building effective relationships and partnerships for the project.

Who we’re looking for

Within this role the Officers will be working in an agile way across Tower Hamlets, Newham and Hackney, with a base at Fleet House, Farringdon. The project team will be working within the Community Investment department. You will be building key relationships with community groups and stakeholders demonstrating excellent communication skills. You will have experience of money mentoring and financial inclusion, with an understanding of community outreach in the areas you will be working in.

*Due to the sensitive nature of this role, applications are only open to female candidates in accordance with the provisions of Occupational Requirement under the Equality Act 2010* In light of Covid 19, the project is being delivered remotely with staff predominantly working from home. This will be reviewed on an ongoing basis with a view to remobilising face to face delivery at some point.

What we’ll offer you

  • A competitive salary of Circa £28,000 - £30,000 per annum, pro rata - depending on experience
  • 23 days holidays plus public holidays, pro rata. We also close between Christmas and New Year, so you get another 3 days bonus!
  • The ability to carry over annual leave, buy extra leave and sell excess leave
  • Flexible working
  • A great pension scheme
  • Access to various discount cards
  • Cash claim-back on medical treatments
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Travel to work loan
  • Discounted rates on a cycle scheme, personal medical plans, life assurance, give as you earn, critical illness and travel insurance
  • More information can be found on our careers page – https://www.shgroup.org.uk/about-us/build-your-career-with-us/

Why work for Southern Housing Group?

What we do – We're a charitable business with social objectives, and customer service is at the heart of our business. We're proud of our reputation as a financially strong, stable, and independent housing provider. Every penny we make is reinvested in new homes, improving our services, and helping transform people’s lives.

What we offer – We offer career progression, competitive salaries, and excellent benefits. We support and train our staff to excel as they develop their careers.

Diversity & Inclusion – Southern Housing Group is an equal opportunities employer and seeks to employ a workforce which reflects the diverse community at large. Please note that in order to be considered for these opportunities you must have the right to work in the UK. Our roles may require travel between our various offices.

Values – We are a values led organisation, and our principles resonate throughout the heartbeat of the company. Our values are Working Together, Getting Things Done and Doing the Right Thing.

Company Profile

Southern Housing Group is one of the largest housing associations in southern England and has a well-established reputation as a successful business with social objectives. The Group provides a housing management service to a range of tenures including social rent, affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sales. We provide housing services to more than 70,000 customers who live in our almost 30,000 properties.

With circa 1,000 employees, we’re an organisation that’s going places. We are a member of the G15, which represents London's 15 largest housing associations. The G15 houses one in ten Londoners and builds a quarter of London's new homes.

Southern Housing Group won the “Housing Association of the Year” award at the WhatHouse? Awards 2018. The Group also won the award for “2018 Best Large Development” at the National Housing Awards for our development at Bow River Village.

Closing Date: Sunday 17th January 2021

Please be aware that due to the nature and sensitivity of some of our roles we are not always able to consider applications from Southern Housing Group residents. Southern Housing Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For this role, successful candidates will be subject to a basic DBS check. This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every application.

If you have not heard from us within 7 days, please assume that your application has not been progressed. After this period of time, we will delete all your personal information. We thank you for your interest in working at Southern Housing Group.

  • Location Farringdon, London
  • Salary Circa £28,000 - £30,000 per annum, pro rata
  • Close Date 17/01/2021
  • Contact Name Charlotte Brooking
  • Contact Details 01403220632
  • Job Type Contract

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