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Male Support Worker - Part Time

Job Title: Male Support Worker - Part Time

Salary Scale: NJC Scale 4 Point 7 starting at £20,092 (pro rata)

Hours: 21 hrs p/w

Closing date: 14/01/21

Are you an experienced male support worker with a passion for helping young people? Then we have the perfect job for you! Shelter NI are currently recruiting for a part time, male support worker to join our fantastic SLATE project team based in Omagh.

Shelter NI are using a genuine occupational requirement provision under Article 10 (2) (b) of the Sex Discrimination Order to recruit for a permanent, part-time male, support worker referencing privacy, dignity, and authenticity.


About the role

The support worker will be responsible for providing a range of high-quality services within the SLATE project based in Omagh. Individual tailored support for up to two years will be delivered to young people aged 16-25 referred to the project who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and have a need for housing related services; or young adults aged 18 to 25 who step down to rent independently and need temporary housing support to enable their tenancy to be a success. The support offered aims to promote independence and enable each young person to achieve lasting independent living skills.

This post is contracted for 21 hrs p/w. 

Monday to Sunday 9.00 am to 9.00 pm on a rota basis which includes a flexible work pattern. Participation in an out of hours on call rota may be required also. 


About you

Qualifications and experience essential criteria : NVQ Level 2 or above in care or equivalent with 2 years experience in a caring setting. Experience of working with people in a caring role. Experience of working with young people who may exhibit challenging behaviours. Knowledge of the needs of vulnerable young people who are homeless. Knowledge of supports available in the community and the support planning process. Knowledge of current issues affecting young people and areas of issues that they may be experiencing.

Applicants must be in possession of current, valid driving licence and access to own transport.

What you will receive in return

NJC Scale 4 Point 7 starting at £20,092 (pro rata)

Flexible working pattern

Generous annual leave entitlement

Full training and support


How to apply

An application form as well as a full job description, including essential and desired criteria can be obtained by emailing and requesting a job pack.

No CVs will be accepted.

Completed application forms should be emailed to or posted to Shelter NI at

58 Howard Street, Belfast, BT1 6PJ

no later than Thursday the 14th of January 2021.Interviews will be held, following shortlisting, on the week commencing the 18th of January 2021

Shelter NI is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding vulnerable young persons, adults and service users, Offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Access NI check.

Any questions, require any assistance or further information? Contact Linda at or on 028 9024 7752.

General Administration and Finance Officer (Maternity Cover)

Job Title: General Administration and Finance Officer (Maternity Cover) - 6 months Fixed Term Contract with a potential extension to 12 months subject to circumstances and available finance.

Job Location: Belfast

Job purpose: To support the Director and Senior Management to develop the organisation, to maintain efficient operations and ensure compliance with company policies.

Salary: NJC Scale 2 Point 4 £18,426 as of April 2019 (based on 37-hour week) 

Hours: 37 hours - Full Time between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday.

Closing date:19/03/20

Interview date: 26/03/20

Starting date: 06/04/20                                         


Detail of Duties and Responsibilities

Bookkeeping, Payroll, Pension and Financial Administration

 • Record invoices for approved purchases and approved expense claims in a manual or online system and process through to the bank for authorisation in line with Shelters Financial Systems

• Administer the Payroll system and record the amounts in the data systems and onward through to the bank for authorisation

• Ensure the auto enrol pension process is maintained for participating staff

• Ensure that income from rent accounts and other funders is received

• Support local staff dealing with rent arrears in line with policy

• Provide staff with regular information regarding salary and service users with rent statements

• Record fundraising related income and thank individual donors

• Maintain a watching brief on the cashflow in the bank, on petty cash and on the Mastercard

• Support the annual audit requests for information

• Provide various system reports as required

• Liaise with the bank regarding any administration of accounts or authorisation

• Ensure that cash is banked as soon as possible


Human Resource and Corporate Support

• Prepare draft correspondence for the Director on staff related matters

• Support the recruitment process, advertising, shortlisting, interview panels

• Liaise and manage the email and Microsoft 365 systems and passwords

• Sort and allocate incoming paper and electronic mail

• Organize and file documents

• Handle incoming calls

• Supporting SMT, Fundraising Teams and other organisation wide activity

• Maintain a watching brief on telephone, IT, insurance, office leases and other contracts and liaise with the responsible officers in good time


Fundraising, Volunteers and Donor Care

• Assist in planning a calendar of appropriate fundraising activities to attract public interest and participation and raise funds

• Enable community fundraising initiatives through developing good relationships with volunteers and supporters

• Research and draft funding applications and seek out "pitches", create meetings or send emails to potential corporate donors/ companies looking for a designated charity of the year or who want to meet before donating

• Increase the scale of the donor/ volunteer/ supporter base across Northern Ireland through marketing/ social media- sharing and producing content

• Actively seek financial contributions and support from individuals and organisations.

• Promote and manage the collection box and other passive fundraising

• Assist in organising events and/or campaigns which complement the fundraising events calendar 

• Assist the Director and the Organisation to achieve fundraising targets as set by the Management Committee

• Maintain an up to date donor/ volunteer/ supporter base database

• Assist the Director to manage and maintain volunteer support 

• Volunteer engagement and supervision- recruiting for street collections and events, going to fresher's fairs, QUB student and EU students with collection box work  


Campaign and Communication

• Develop communications materials to engage the public and interested parties in housing and homelessness issues, including through website content and social media

• Develop and manage website and social media-based content for Shelter NI campaigns and to raise Shelter NI’s profile

• Identify opportunities for maximising campaign reach and impact, in cooperation with the Director and wider team

• Organise and implement events such as street campaigning and public talks

• Effectively communicate the vision and direction for the campaigns with all key stakeholders

• Maintain good records: including logging of data for monitoring and evaluation, database management

• Respond to requests for information, advice from members of the public, other voluntary/community bodies and interested parties on the campaigns

• Liaise with the various media and Press, draft press statements and responses to consultations • Advice to drop ins and phone ins/ signposting if possible

• Letting Fees, advocacy, media engagement, legal aid/ support


New Project Development/ Support/ Monitoring

• Project planning: developing and updating Trusted Trader Scheme; Night Space; Homeshare

• Membership development; 40th Anniversary Programme

• Admin tasks for public bodies and funders: RHI, SLATE QMT, SP reaccreditation, submitting relevant documents to funding applications, reports for TTS funders etc


Governance and Administration

• Schedule the review of current policies and procedures, monitor the drafting of new policies and procedures

• Assist the Director with Shelter membership and Trustee applications, ensure that the Charity Commission NI and Companies House records are maintained

• Support the Management Committee and the Annual General Meeting administration, including Annual Trustee Report

• Draft MC papers/ other documents- tenders and progress reports

• Prepare reports and attend meetings of the Senior Management Team and identify activities to increase innovation and creativity to support the fundraising strategy.



• You will be provided with training relevant to the position 

• You must adhere to Shelter Northern Ireland policies and procedures. 

• You may be required to be flexible in your hours which may involve attendance outside the normal hours of business including during the working week and at weekends.

• You will work as part of a team and will be expected to be reliable and professional in all aspects of your performance and conduct. 

• You will be expected to foster good relationships with all Shelter NI staff 

Any other duties. The duties and responsibilities will vary from time to time. New requirements may emerge but will be similar in character to this list. Depending on circumstances, some essential tasks will be prioritised over other tasks.


Person Specification:

Essential Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs including maths and English (or equivalent).
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in book-keeping and administration within the last 5 years.
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of finance and accounting software packages, working knowledge of MS Office to include Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and working knowledge of social media.
  • Working knowledge of salary administration, PAYE and pensions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including report writing skills.
  • Good team player.
  • Flexible and positive approach. Able to prioritise and compete tasks within tight deadlines.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to use own initiative.
  • Ability to work to high standards of accuracy.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.

Desirable Requirements

  • Any recognised accountancy qualification.
  • Work experience in the voluntary sector.
  • Working knowledge of VT Transaction and MoneySoft.
  • Working knowledge and experience of housing/property management.
  • Advanced organisational  and administration skills.
  • Capable of efficient time management and meeting deadlines .
  • Has worked on own initiative.
  • Has produced reports from statistics/ research.
  • Public speaking/presentations
  • Other relevant qualification(s) (e.g. finance, administration, policies, social media and marketing, HR, fundraising, volunteer management).


Application Method

To apply to this post please download both the Application Form and separate Equality Opportunities Monitoring Form from below. 

Please note that CV will be not accepted.

Charity Comission for NI 2 FR Fundraising Badge LR

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