Night Housing Worker (High Support Services)

1625 Independent People
£21,748 – £23,080 per annum (pro rata based on 0.9 FTE)
Contract Type: 
Part Time
36 (including paid lunch breaks – this represents 0.9 FTE)
Details of Role: 

Please find full details of how to apply via our Website in the advert below. The deadline for application submissions is 23:59, Friday 29 January 2021. 

We have an opportunity for a new colleague to join our High Support team in a busy but rewarding city centre based housing project for vulnerable young people.  If you have a desire to support young people through excellent support and housing management, we want to hear from you.

We are a leading youth homelessness 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 are someone with the passion to want to work with young people to enable them to achieve their aspirations.
•    You are committed to developing your skills and experience in supporting young people in a high support hostel setting. 
•    You have the resilience to work closely with young people who may present with challenging behaviour, be chaotic, distressed and have learned not to trust.  
•    You can be proactive in looking at ways to meaningfully engage young people during nights, while managing the ups and downs of hostel night work.

What you will be doing:
•    Providing a safe and secure environment for young people to live in, through support and housing management task.
•    Working to develop meaningful engagement opportunities for young people during evenings and nights.
•    Supporting the Hostel team to ensure young people are getting the best support on offer.
•    Working waking nights on a four on, four off rota pattern.

You will be in the High Support Team and your line manager will be the Hostel Manager.

What we are offering: 
•    30 days’ holiday, plus bank holidays or a day in lieu if working a Bank Holiday 
•    An opportunity to work in a Psychologically Informed Environment.
•    An opportunity to assist in shaping service delivery.
•    Never a dull day, in a busy but rewarding environment.

Contract details: 
    Hours per week:     36 (including paid lunch breaks – this represents 0.9 FTE)
•    Contract type:         Permanent 
•    Pay:                          £21,748 – £23,080 per annum (pro rata based on 0.9 FTE)
•    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: 
Friday, 29 January, 2021 - 23:45
How to Apply: 

•    To access the Job Pack for this role and complete an online Application Form, please go to the vacancy page on our Website:
•    To have an informal chat about the role, please contact 
•    If you have any queries, please email

Important dates: 
•    Application deadline: 23:59, Friday 29/01/2021
•    If you have not heard from us by Friday 05/02/2021 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 
•    Interviews are on Monday 08/02/2021 and Tuesday 09/02/2021.

Covering Letter / Supporting Statement 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 is essentially your Supporting Statement and will form the most important basis on which your skills, experience and behavioural competencies 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.  

Please try to keep the word limit to 250 words per criterion. 


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: 
Chris Marshall
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117 927 6600
Postal Address: 
1625 Independent People Kingsley Hall 59 Old Market Street Bristol BS2 0ER