Weekend Housing Worker

1625 Independent People
£18,426 – £19,544 (pro rata)
Contract Type: 
Part Time
20 per week (0.5 FTE)
Details of Role: 

We have an opportunity in our dynamic high support hostel team, St George’s House, based in the centre of Bristol, for a new colleague to join us in making a difference to our young people who live in the hostel.  Are you interested in running activities, that inspire and motivate young people? Do you want to join a fast-paced team, committed to helping young people?  

We are passionate about what we do, and we work hard to make a positive change to our young people’s lives.  Join us and be a part of this amazing effort to end youth homelessness! 

We are 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.  We build trusting relationships between our young people and our colleagues and this is at the core of our work.

What we are looking for:

  • You engage young people with confidence and passion.  You love being around them and working with them.
  • You are empathetic and you truly understand the complex needs of young people.
  • You are an enthusiastic team player, willing to get stuck in, be it running an activity or helping clean a room.
  • You are able to work weekends. 

What you will be doing:

  • By having a flexible approach to support and by being creative, you will facilitate lots of varied positive engagement over weekends. 
  • By being well organised, efficient and effective you will help our Project Workers with support and a whole host of housing management tasks.
  • By being attentive and conscientious about the environment in which you work and in which our young people live, you will make sure that the communal areas of the hostel are clean and that any maintenance issues affecting the health and safety of the building are promptly reported.
  • By being vigilant and responsible, you will ensure the security of the building when on shift.
  • Using your problem-solving skills, you will manage challenging behaviour within the project when it happens.

You will be in our High Support Team and your line manager will be our Senior Project Worker, Gemma Parsons Caine.

What we are offering: 

  • Generous annual leave allowance of 30 days per annum (pro rata for part time)
  • Free parking
  • A commitment to personal and professional development 
  • A friendly, welcoming team
  • Scope to be creative in the delivery of meaningful activity for young people

Contract details:

  • Hours per week: 20 (this represents 0.5 FTE)
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Pay: £18,426 – £19,544 (pro rata based on 0.5 FTE)
  • The location: You will be based in St George’s House, close to Bristol’s main bus station as well as the vibrant city centre.


Closing Date: 
Sunday, 6 October, 2019 - 23:45
How to Apply: 

Important dates: 

  • Application deadline closes: 23:59, Sunday 6 October 2019
  • If you have not heard from us by Thursday 10 October 2019 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 
  • Interviews are on Monday 14 October 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.  

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