Weekend Housing Worker - Southwold House

1625 Independent People
£18,426 - £19,554 per annum (pro rata based on 0.462 of FTE)
Contract Type: 
Part Time
18.5 per week (working on a rota providing cover on Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
South West
Details of Role: 

We are offering an opportunity for a part time colleague to join our team to provide high quality support and housing management for homeless young people (including care leavers) in our medium to low support hostel, Southwold House, in Yate. 

1625 Independent People (1625ip) is a leading youth homeless charity based in the South West, working with over 2,500 young people. We have strong local partnerships and adhere to the best practice in the sector, thereby building trusting relationships between young people and 1625ip staff is at the core of our work.

What we are looking for:

  • You have a real interest in helping young people develop their confidence and their independent living skills, and in working with young people to arrange activities and involvement opportunities.
  • You are hardworking, willing to be flexible in your role and able to work Friday afternoons / evenings (fortnightly) and weekends.
  • You have an awareness of relevant health and safety issues and how this affects you, young people, colleagues and other stakeholders

Whilst experience of working in the supported housing sector would be desirable, it is not essential - having a positive, can do attitude is the most important thing.

What you will be doing:

  • Responding to queries from young people, providing face to face support as necessary; encouraging and engaging people to meaningfully occupy their time.
  • Checking the building for any health and safety concerns - reporting concerns and maintenance as needed.
  • Providing a welcoming and inclusive service to visitors, manage post, email and telephone calls to a high standard.
  • Managing challenging behaviour within the project when it happens.

This role offers a great opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and experience in support work, particularly within supported accommodation. Our commitment as a learning organisation means you will be able to develop in the role and we will provide a full induction and ongoing training.

You will be in the South Gloucestershire team and your line manager will be the Hostel Team Leader – Southwold House.

What we are offering:

  • 30 days holiday (pro rata for part time) plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time) or a day in lieu if working a Bank Holiday.
  • Regular supervision, yearly Personal Development Reviews and a supportive team, enhanced through monthly Reflective Practice session where we learn from our own and each other’s experiences.
  • A listening and learning environment, with regular Wellbeing Surveys.
  • Employer pension contribution of 4%.

Contract details:

  • Hours per week: 18.5 (working on a rota providing cover on Friday, Saturday, Sunday).  This represents 0.462 of full-time equivalent (FTE) hours.
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Salary range: £18,426 - £19,554 per annum (pro rata based on 0.462 of FTE) 
  • Salary scale:  NJC scale 4-7 starting at the bottom of the scale (based on revised NJC scales as of 01 April 2019)
  • The location: You will be based in Southwold House in Yate, within walking distance of the train station with excellent links to central Bristol.
Closing Date: 
Friday, 26 July, 2019 - 23:45
How to Apply: 
  • To access the Job Pack and Apply, please click here
  • To have an informal chat about the role, please contact Tracie Roberts on troberts@1625ip.co.uk
  • If you have any queries, please email jobs@1625ip.co.uk.

Important dates: 

  • Application deadline closes: 23:59 on 26 July 2019  
  • If you have not heard from us by 30 July 2019 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 
  • Interviews are on 2 August 2019

Covering Letter Guidance:

Please note that the online application form cannot be saved until it is fully complete.  We recommend that you prepare your Covering Letter before you start the online application.  

In your Covering Letter, please tell us how your personal qualities, knowledge and experience meet the criteria of this post. Your Covering Letter will form the most important basis on which your skills, experience and personal attributes will be tested against the job criteria.  Without it, your application cannot progress to the shortlisting stage. 

You should refer to the Person Specification document within the Job Pack and cover only the elements that are tested at this stage of the recruitment process.  Elements that only have the word ‘interview’ next to them will be tested at the next stage of the process and do not need to be covered in your letter. 


Equal opportunities for everyone:

We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check. 

We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers.  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. We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented.
Please see our Policies section on the website, for further information.   If you need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process, please let us know as soon as possible. 

Contact Person: 
Tracie Roberts
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
0117 317 7085
Postal Address: 
1625 Independent People Kingsley Hall 59 Old Market Street Bristol BS2 0ER