Housing and Farm Community Support Worker – East Clayton

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.

This is an exciting collaborative venture between Turning Tides and the Lorica Trust aimed at providing high quality housing with support, set within 120 acres of National Trust owned farmland situated on the A283 between Washington and Storrington in West Sussex.

East Clayton Farm offers alternative provision for young people with a variety of needs, primarily at risk from permanent school exclusion, via engagement with the farm and its activities. Our clients living in the adjacent Farm House accommodation are expected to be part of this growing, inclusive and thriving community, taking up opportunities to learn skills in land and animal management and becoming valued contributors.

The applicant will need to have a passion for supporting and developing the talents and aspirations of homeless clients, through effective housing management, and a love of working on the land and with animals. You will work alongside the Lorica Trust’s staff and volunteers to enhance a thriving community and assist in developing their portfolio.

Due to the rural location of this service, the successful applicant must have a full driving license and access to a vehicle.

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: recruitment@turning-tides.org.uk. Please note Turning Tides do not accept CV’s.

Closing date for applications: Friday 05 November 2021 (12pm noon)

Interview date: Monday 15 November 2021

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 Coronavirus 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 https://www.bitc.org.uk/programmes/ban-box/why-should-we-ban-box

Please be aware of Turning Tides’ Privacy Policy, which is available to view by visiting: https://www.turning-tides.org.uk/about-us/privacy-policy/

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.


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Housing and Farm Community Support Worker – East Clayton


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Storrington, with some flexibility to work in Horsham and Mid Sussex


22.5 hours per week
Flexible working and job shares considered


£14,866.54 per annum (FTE £24,777.56)

Closing date:

05 November 2021, 12pm noon

Interview date:

15th November 2021

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.