Weekend Housing Worker

1625 Independent People
£22,777 to £24,054 (pro rata based on 0.45 FTE) (with likely increase of at least c.£1900, pro rata, pending NJC pay agreement)
Closing Date: 
Monday, 23 October, 2023 - 23:45
Contract Type: 
Part Time
18 hours per week (this represents 0.45 FTE)
Contract Details: 
Details of Role: 

We are excited to be recruiting into our Woodleaze team, in Yate, just outside of Bristol.

Woodleaze prides itself in being the only high support accommodation-based service for young people in South Gloucestershire and pioneers the way for supporting young people in the county.

This highly rewarding job can be ideal for someone who wants to make a positive impact in their community; someone wanting to start their career in supported housing or using their skills and experience in a part time role.

We currently have 2 Weekend Housing Worker roles available at 0.45 FTE each. Please find full details of how to apply via our website in the advert below. The deadline for application submissions is 23:59, 23 October 2023.

We are striving to better represent the young people we support and therefore are particularly keen to increase applications from minoritised groups and male candidates as they are currently under-represented in our organisation. We also encourage applications from people with relevant lived experience. 

If you need an adjustment to be made to any part of the recruitment process, please let us know as soon as possible. 

Who are we?
We are a leading youth homelessness charity based in the Southwest, working with over 1,500 young people. At 1625ip we are driven by Social Justice and Passion: we strive to do something that matters and take pride in seeing the results of our work in social outcomes and improving young people’s lives.

What you will be doing:

  • Being confident, you will enthusiastically engage with young people to enable positive engagement and activities during the weekends. 
  • By being well organised, efficient, and effective, you will help our Project Workers with supporting young people.
  • By being vigilant and responsible, you will ensure the security of the building when on shift.
  • By being empathetic and an enthusiastic part of the team, you will support young people, your colleagues, and the team in promoting and facilitating a positive rent culture. 

You will be in Woodleaze team, and your line manager will be the Senior Support Worker, Samuel Jacob.

At 1625ip we are led by our Competency Development Framework. This connects our values to our behaviours in everything we do and gives us the tools to develop. The framework ensures our recruitment is better informed, applications and interviews are behaviourally based and job profiles are developed on the ‘how’ of a job. 

No prior experience? No problem! We believe in your potential and are committed to providing training and support to help you thrive. If you have transferrable skills and you are interested in this role, but you are worried about the application process, please get in touch with us. We encourage you to have an informal chat with the recruiting manager to discuss how your personal or professional experience and skills could be transferred to this role. Details of how you can do that are further down in this advert.

Contract details: 

  • Hours per week: 18 (this represents 0.45 FTE)
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Pay: £22,777 to £24,054 (pro rata based on 0.45 FTE) (with likely increase of at least c.£1900, pro rata, pending NJC pay agreement)
  • The location: You will be based in Woodleaze in Yate, with free parking at the scheme, and within walking distance of the train station with excellent links to central Bristol.

A few benefits at 1625ip:

  • A generous annual leave entitlement of 30 days per annum plus all Bank Holidays
  • Employee Health Cash Plan with Health Shield (up to level 2)
  • A supportive and approachable team with an emphasis on colleague wellbeing
  • A wide range of training, including a suite of online training you can complete at your leisure
  • An inclusive organisation, with a culture of mutual respect and care for others (From Colleague Wellbeing Survey 2022) 

Important dates: 

  • Application deadline closes: 23:59, 23 October 2023
  • If you have not heard from us by the end of the day on 25 October 2023, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 
  • Interviews are on 31 October and 01 November 2023
How to Apply: 

Application information: 

  • To access the Job Pack and submit an application, please visit the vacancy page on our website: https://1625independentpeople.peoplehr.net/Pages/JobBoard/Opening.aspx?v=36fe68be-e89d-49ff-90da-c2bd595cd321 
  • You will be asked to answer 5 questions at the end of the Word application form. These are required to ensure your application can be shortlisted. 
  • Please note the online e-application form cannot be saved so we recommend you prepare your Word application form before you start filling in the e-form.
  • Please get in touch with us if a hard copy of the application form would be preferred. We will organise a time for you to collect it from and return it to Kingsley Hall (our main office in Old Market). An online application will then be created for you. 

Contact us:

Equal opportunities for everyone:
We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers and encourage applications. 

As an organisation who safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. We comply fully with the DBS code of practice and undertake to treat all applications for positions fairly. For successful candidates with a criminal record, a risk assessment process will take place with the recruiting manager.  

We also pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. 

Please see our Policies section on the website, for further information.   

Contact Person: 
Samuel Jacob
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
0117 317 8800
Postal Address: 
Kingsley Hall, 59 Old Market Street, Bristol, BS2 0ER