Housing First Worker (Littlehampton)

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 believes that everyone has the right to a home, regardless of the difficulties and issues they may face in their lives. As an organisation, we believe in showing people who need our help that they are not alone, that the wider community is there to support them and offer hope for a better future.

Turning Tides recognise that there is no one size fits all approach and that supporting street homeless with multiple disadvantages requires flexibility and openness to respond to their needs. As an organisation, Turning Tides is striving to improve outcomes and the wellbeing of those recognised to have multiple and complex needs, and find solutions for those with a long history of rough sleeping and revolving door access to services who do not cope in shared supported housing.

In recognition of this, Turning Tides are developing a new Housing First service, after successfully securing funding in partnerships with Arun District Council through the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, rough sleeping initiative.

This innovative housing offer will adhere to the 7 core principles of Housing First:

  1. People have a right to a home
  2. Flexible support is provided as long as it is needed
  3. Housing and Support are separated
  4. Individuals have choice and control
  5. The service is based upon people’s strengths, goals and aspirations
  6. An active engagement approach is used
  7. A harm reduction approach is used

Based primarily in Littlehampton, but must be able to travel throughout the district, the HFW will lead on providing intensive wrap around support to a small caseload of clients who have been housed through the housing first approach.

This wraparound support will include the need to work in partnership with local service providers in the statutory and voluntary sector, including registered social landlords and landlords in the privately rented sector, with the aim of supporting clients who may have faced multiple exclusions to maintain tenancies and thrive in the local community.

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: Wednesday 30 June 2021 (12pm midday)

Interview date: TBC

No agencies please.

Turning Tides 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.

Turning Tides supports the #FlexFrom1st campaign and gives the right to request flexible working from day one of employment.

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 First Worker (Littlehampton)


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37.5 hours per week


£25,234.13 per annum

Closing date:

30th June 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.


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