Floating Support Worker

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Part time
Application deadline: 
Wednesday, 19 February, 2020 - 23:30
Fixed Salary
Per Annum

£23,239 pa (pro rata 22.5 hours per week, more hours may be available*) + excellent benefits
Fixed term contract until 30th September 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne

Closing date: 19 February 2020 at 11.30pm. Interviews: 3 March 2020

*Although this role is offered on a part-time basis for 22.5 hrs a week, there is a possibility of more hours for a fixed duration during the contract. More information will be available at interview stage.

If you have experience of supporting people with housing issues, possibly gained in a charity, community or hostel based role and are looking for a part-time opportunity that comes with full support and great rewards, join Shelter as a Floating Support Worker.

A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change ¿ with individuals, in communities, across society ¿ and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve

About the role
Our brand new city centre based Floating Support Service is focused on helping clients, singles or couples mainly living in the private rented sector, to sustain their accommodation and thrive in their community. But, we need the help of people like you. Join us, and you could soon be providing vital support on a whole range of issues to clients in the east of the city. Disrepair, rehousing, welfare benefits and landlord related- you'll advise on all of these as you do your very best to help a variety of clients sustain their tenancies and prevent homelessness.

About you
As well as having experience of supporting people with housing issues, you're customer-focused, proactive, creative and innovative and work well as part of a team. What's more, you have excellent listening skills and the personality it takes to engage positively with people who may have complex lives and challenging circumstances.

In return, we'll provide all the support and training you need to develop, plus a range of benefits. These include 30 days of annual leave (pro rata for part-time staff), enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme, while flexible working is also a possibility.

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to join our Newcastle Floating Support Service team and be the change you want to see in society.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We also encourage applications from people, who have been homeless or have been at risk of homelessness. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.