Housing Officer – East Grinstead

Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. It has over 120 staff and 250 volunteers. Its mission is to end the need to sleep rough.

The role is based within our East Grinstead residential service consisting of 3 adjacent properties with 17 single rooms and shared facilities. There is an office on site and a large rear garden. As a single service, it provides low to medium support to residents within the service.

You will provide support, advice and interventions to residents at the housing project. This is a new role that will provide support to residents in the evenings and at weekends.

We are looking for resilient and passionate people, with the skills to build rapport effectively with clients working to the principles of a Psychologically Informed Environment. You must be able to work independently and as part of a team, be able to plan and manage your own workload, have good IT skills and meet deadlines and targets when required. In return Turning Tides offers a broad package of support for its staff which includes an induction programme; regular supervision; a reflective practice programme; client management; and team meetings. You will also have the opportunity to join other projects and groups within the organisation to be involved in the development of our growing charity.

We welcome applications from people who have the personal qualities to fulfil their role but may not necessarily have had direct experience in this sector to date.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 10 March 2021, 5pm

Interview date: TBC

No agencies please

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 we do not accept CV’s.


Turning Tides aims to create an environment which respects and welcomes everyone and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect and celebrate diversity. We encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history.

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

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

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Housing Officer – East Grinstead


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East Grinstead, West Sussex


25 hours per week
Flexible working will be considered


£16,115.49 per annum
(FTE £24,173.24)

Closing date:

10th March 2021

Interview date:


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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