Derby City Mission
Derby City Mission - Job Opportunities

Derby City Mission (DCM) is recruiting to the post of City Missionary to work in its Relief of Poverty department. A total of three Full Time posts are being recruited for.

These are not just jobs, but a call to full time Christian ministry. Therefore it is a call to walk in Christ’s path in Christ’s way. City Missionaries work amongst the poorest, the marginalised, the weakest and the least in society. To effectively engage with the work we are responsible for requires a heart for these people and a genuine sense of call to serve them.

Our work ethos: A City Missionary’s life is characterised by merciful love, enduring patience, persistent prayer, longsuffering grace and the willingness to suffer in Christ’s service. Each of the roles requires a Christian vocation and the ability to be flexible to respond to situations in our areas of work that can be mentally, spiritually and emotionally taxing. Pastoral support is offered in recognition of these demands and DCM’s ministries are characterised by prayerful planning and ongoing prayer support.

Salary: £27,000-29,000 depending on experience Full time 2 year fixed-term position

Role Description: Responsible for:
The oversight, development and leadership of Derby City Mission’s Homeless Prevention Programme in the City of Derby.
Networking and promoting the Homeless Prevention Programme in Derby working, with landlords, SHAs, Derby Benefits and other agencies to achieve appropriate referrals
Promoting DCM’s Mentoring Programme and recruiting clients to join the Programme, jointly setting initial goals to empower them to achieve their goals, maintain their tenancies, live more independently and build supportive networks within their community including their local church.
Recruiting, training and ongoing support of volunteers working in the Homeless Prevention Programme within Derby City, including volunteer mentors.

Salary: £23,000-25,000 depending on experience Full time position

Role Description:
To provide Debt & Welfare Benefits Advice at outreach clinics, including:
Responsible for client and creditor interface, follow up and review
Preparing financial statements with clients
Advising clients on prioritisation of bills and debts
Negotiating with agencies such as the Department of Work & Pensions, HMRC, Derby Homes, Derby Benefits, Council Tax etc. on behalf of clients with welfare problems
Maintaining up to date knowledge of debt and welfare benefits law and advice work by accessing various resources including Money Advice Trust training

Salary: £17,000-20,000, depending on experience Full time 2 year fixed-term position

Role description:
To provide administrative support to the DCM Nightshelter Key worker and Debt & Welfare Benefit Worker, including:
Shadowing the Debt & Welfare Benefits Advice Worker to understand key issues of debt and benefit deficits
Contacting agencies to discuss debt and benefit issues, making appointments with clients and referrals
Collating and maintaining volunteer records and rotas using DCM’s CRM database
Recording and producing minutes of the DCM Nightshelter and Jubilee Management team meetings
Recording information and producing statistical reports related to the various projects within the Relief of Poverty Dept.

Being of the Christian faith is a genuine operational requirement for each role.

For full job descriptions, including desirable and essential skills required, and an application form, please contact Viv Merkelt, Operations Manager
Derby City Mission, 25 Charnwood Street, Derby DE1 2GU
Tel: 01332 460346 Email: viv@derbycitymission.org.uk
Derby City Mission is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date for applications: Friday 7th April at midday.