Great people deliver great service, so we strive to be a happy, vibrant place to work where people can be their best. We are committed to ‘growing our own’ talent by making learning a high priority. Our values and social purpose are at the heart of what we do.

At Connect you don’t just have a job, you have a purpose. We are here to create a more equal society where a good home, a good neighbourhood, good health and good prospects are within everyone’s reach. It doesn’t matter whether you are the Chief Executive, a Finance Assistant or a Community Housing Officer – we all have a part to play in achieving this vision within our local communities.

We want everyone at Connect to be able to give their best at work and we have generous annual leave, enhanced family leave provisions, a health cash plan, an Employee Assistance Programme and flexible working arrangements to help our employees manage life and work in the way that works for them. An occupational pension scheme, alongside substantial investment in learning and development, helps to make Connect a great place to build a career.

Our staff love making a difference, creating solutions and working inclusively with the whole community, whilst being honest, straight-forward and building trust with others. If this sounds like a place you’d fit in, we’d love to hear from you. If you can’t see the right role for you now, keep checking back as our door is always open to individuals who share our values and vision.

Current Opportunities

Director of Finance & Resources

Here at Connect Housing we place our values at the heart of everything we do. We are a progressive social business with a strong purpose to tackle inequality and create opportunities for fulfilled, healthy lives, starting with a good home in a neighbourly community.

We are looking to recruit a Director of Finance and Resources to join our Leadership team. Salary circa £77k per annum plus 5% travel allowance.

For more information please visit the following link: Director of Finance and Resources.

Domestic Abuse Housing Support Coordinator

Location: North Kirklees Women’s Refuge, Dewsbury
Salary: £26,538 per annum FTE (Actual £15,062)

2 Permanent roles, Part time (21 hours per week). There may be some flexibility on mix of hours between the two posts.

Connect Housing are looking for two Domestic Abuse Housing Support Coordinators to join us, providing high quality, person centred housing support services to service users of domestic abuse services, including refuge and other accommodation, to meet individual need and contractual requirements of the service.

Processing referrals and conducting person centred support needs and risk assessments, you will provide an effective, efficient and sensitive service where no two working days are the same. If you do not have housing experience but have a track record of provided person-centred support to those who are experiencing domestic abuse we would still like to hear from you.

Safeguarding is a priority and you will be partnership working with DRAMM and MARAC, social services, the police, safeguarding teams, health services and schools. You will also be dealing with the day to day supervision of the refuge accommodation, which includes a core site and dispersed properties.

Whilst no formal qualifications are required, you must have demonstrable experience of: working with clients experiencing domestic abuse, working within guidelines, liaising and working with other agencies, and identifying and managing situations involving a level of risk.

Understanding the issues and the challenges faced by our service users, you will be able to identify and provide practical and emotional support to our service users.

If you are highly motivated, have great time management skills, a can do attitude and can be flexible in the way you work, then this may be the role for you.

What do people say about working for Connect?

“I value that it is such a friendly and cheerful organisation to work for. I value that the work I do is very rewarding and I am given the freedom to do my work in my own way. I value the flexible working arrangements and generous holiday entitlements.”

Closing Date: 17th August 2020

Interview Dates (Telephone): 26th August

Please note, due to the sensitive needs of our service users at the refuge the post holders must be female. This is an Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010. Please contact HR for more details if required.