Centre for Homelessness Impact

All our work is directed towards achieving our vision, through our HOME strategy. 

We envisage a society where the experience of homelessness, in instances where it cannot be prevented, is only ever rare, brief, and non-recurrent.

We will achieve this through our HOME strategy - to:

Help those tackling homelessness to access, understand and use evidence

Optimise positive outcomes by being more experimental and directing funding to the practices and policies with the best evidence for long term impact

Mobilise and support a cross-sector coalition of leaders who are strongly committed to invest in what works

Empower by creating an environment that enables people with experiences of homelessness to be part of the conversation and approach.

£31,000 - £37,000 yearly
Centre for Homelessness Impact Remote (Home Based)
Mar 16, 2020
Shape the Centre’s implementation and design strategy, and help develop our groundbreaking evidence tools to build and improve the sector’s understanding of what works. Salary: £31,000 to £37,000 (pro rata if part time), depending on experience and location. Location: As a UK wide team we welcome applicants from anywhere in the UK. Both full time and part time considered. IN A NUTSHELL: You will be part of the small and ambitious team at the Centre for Homelessness Impact, overseeing and delivering services and products that support the sector to use data and evidence to end homelessness. WHY IS THIS ROLE IMPORTANT FOR THE CENTRE’S WORK The Centre has three strategic priorities: filling the gaps in evidence and making it accessible; supporting evidence and data to be applied in practice; and mobilising a learning culture across the field. As the Centre’s Implementation and Product Lead, you will work across all three areas, helping the team to learn about the people who we serve (our core users are policy-makers, service commissioners, funders and practitioners in the field of homelessness and beyond) and making sure we design and build effective, accessible and user-centric products and services. We are a What Works Centre that works with a startup spirit, and as a small team we strive to work in an open, collaborative, and optimistic way. The ideal team member would be someone who is comfortable hosting a user-testing session one day, facilitating a workshop with a local authority another day and working with a developer to build a new feature for our evidence tools on another. The Centre of Homelessness Impact values both rigorous science and human-centred design, meaning we seek to combine great user experience with solid evidence throughout all of our work. As well as drawing on the expertise within our team, we collaborate with best-in-class partners such as IDEO, Johns Hopkins University, the Campbell Collaboration and the Behavioural Insights Team. You will be responsible for: Developing, operating and continually improving our evidence tools Representing the voice of our users (i.e. policy-makers, service commissioners, funders and practitioners) on behalf of the team, and translating insights into opportunities for improvements to our products, programmes and overall offer to the field of homelessness Planning, delivering and facilitating workshops with users, stakeholders and partners Working with the Centre’s associates, freelance network and knowledge partners to bring in specialist expertise to support our work Helping shape the Centre’s approach to implementation by anticipating the needs of our users Collaborating with other What Works Centres to find opportunities to amplify our impact across policy fields Your experience and skills: You have 3-5 years of experience in a design-based role. You have excellent project management skills, know when to challenge, when to listen, and when to lead. You'll be able to build relationships and juggle users, clients, sector leaders and the Centre’s partners. Above all, you get stuff done. You’re a big picture thinker. You see opportunities where others see barriers, and you can confidently and optimistically articulate these opportunities to stakeholders and decision-makers. You have a proven track record of delivering user-oriented solutions. You are passionate about uncovering user needs, identifying opportunities and translating them into products, services or programmes that meet those needs effectively. You have experience delivering digital products or services, partnering with developers and designers, and leading product prioritisation and delivery of user-facing functionality. You are technically minded, and comfortable in technical conversations. You think laterally, take inspiration from broad sources beyond the sectors you work in and approach the development of new solutions creatively. You believe in the importance of using data and insights in decision-making. NICE TO HAVE: Expertise in visual design skills, including wireframing Expertise in prototyping Expertise in implementation science