Community Inclusion Worker (12 months fixed term)

Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. It has over 150 staff and 250 volunteers. Its mission is to end local homelessness.

Turning Tides is currently recruiting for a Community Inclusion Worker on a fixed term contract of 12 months to cover maternity leave.

The Community Inclusion Worker (CIW) works alongside specialist support at the Worthing Community Hub to focus on sustainable outcomes for Turning Tides clients within the local community, predominately homelessness prevention, tenancy sustainment and access to community groups and support. The CIW also has the capacity to provide an outreach service, to ensure the delivery of meaningful interventions in a safe and familiar environment.

The CIW will deliver this in a variety of approaches including involving volunteers and clients in the development and delivery of services and groups. The CIW will support clients to become peer mentors and be involved in co-production as well as running sessions such as daily Living Workshops.

The CIW will offer drop in’s at other agencies and tenancy sustainment support to clients in their accommodation. This includes areas such as benefits and housing matters, and working in partnership with Homelessness Prevention services such as local housing officers and other voluntary organisations for tenancy sustainment advice and support in Arun.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who has substantial experience of working with vulnerable people, and with an understanding of housing law and legislations.

You must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to manage and plan your own workload and meet deadlines and targets is essential. Good IT Skills are a must.

A full job description and person specification along with an application form are available to download from our website.

To apply, please ensure you complete an application form, including your responses to the shortlisting criteria (in Person Specification), along with a completed Equal Opportunities Questionnaire.

You can either fill out these forms online or download them from the right and send to: Please note Turning Tides do not accept CV’s.

Closing date for applications: Monday 25th October 2021

Interview date: TBC

No agencies please.

Turning Tides is an equal opportunities employer which aims to create an environment which respects and welcomes everyone and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities it serves. The organisation values, respects and celebrates diversity. Turning Tides encourages applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history.

Turning Tides are a ‘Covid-secure’ employer and have taken all necessary measures to protect our employees in line with the latest Government guidance and the Coronovirus Act 2020. Additional information and advice, including an individual employee Covid-19 risk-assessment will be carried out prior to commencement of employment.

Our organization supports the #FlexFrom1st campaign and gives the right to request flexible working from day one of employment.  Turning Tides are also proud to be a #BantheBoxUK employer, joining more than 160 companies reducing barriers to employment for ex-offenders

Please be aware of Turning Tides’ Privacy Policy, which is available to view by visiting:

Turning Tides requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Successful applicants (dependent on role) are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Please note that Turning Tides will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from the organisation within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.


Apply online Contact us

Community Inclusion Worker (12 months fixed term)


Apply online Download forms


Worthing, with some work in Littlehampton


37.5 hours per week


£24,777.56 per annum

Closing date:

25th October 2021

Interview date:

Interview date TBC

Support us to make a difference​

Millions of people in England are only one pay cheque away from being homeless.

Turning Tides have provided support to thousands of local men and women in West Sussex for almost 30 years.

We provide a warm, safe space to listen to anyone who comes to us for help. Our support services empower people to find the strength and belief in themselves to create a brighter future.

Together we can make a difference and end homelessness where you live.