Rough Sleepers Initiative Navigator (Specialist)

Rough Sleepers Initiative

Working as a Rough Sleepers Initiative Navigator (Specialist)

The role of an RSI Navigator is to bring select skills into an RSI project, such as Physical Health, Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Pathways (routes to housing) or Tenancy Sustainment (complex needs). Any one of these areas could be useful to an RSI project however some have used other organisations to support their endeavour. As with the Coordinator, there is no clear defining role but transferable skills which can be put to best use in the RSI.

The role of a Rough Sleepers Initiative Navigator (Specialist) includes:

  • Working directly with Coordinators and Outreach workers
  • Co-ordinating support from a range of other services
  • Complex case work management
  • Providing full health and social care assessment
  • Creation and maintenance of positive social networks

Qualifications & Experience

Navigators will be expected to have worked with rough sleepers and or social housing in the past. Risk assessment and safeguarding experience including an understanding of issues rough sleepers are facing is needed. They should able able to demonstrate resilience, patience and innovative approach towards their cases. 


Permanent contract: £20,000 – £24,000

Contractors: £18 – £23 per hour

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