Housing Support and Recovery Co-ordinator

About Us

Established 30 years ago, Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness charity. Our mission is to end local homelessness.

We have gone from supporting a handful of people in the coastal town of Worthing to providing a range of services to over 1,700 people in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. We have over 10,000 supporters, 300 volunteers and 160 staff members to date.

We’re currently looking for a Housing Support and Recovery Coordinator who has a strong background in working with people who have drug and alcohol-related support needs, within a residential setting. The role is based across two services; our recovery housing projects in Horsham and our low support service in East Grinstead. It is envisaged that the postholder’s primary focus will be the Horsham recovery houses, whilst also providing support to a small cohort of clients in East Grinstead. The postholder will work flexibly and retain good links with other Turning Tides services in the area.

The Benefits

– Flexible working
– Play an important role within a community-led organisation
– Stakeholder pension scheme
– Health care plan
– 24/7 Support provider with wellbeing, advice and money saving resources
– Local discounts including gym membership
– Up to 25 days’ holiday, increasing with service

The Role

This role will involve providing personalised support through individually-negotiated and agreed support plans for clients, including those who specifically require an abstinence based recovery journey. The support provided to clients within this service is psychologically informed and comes from a strengths-based approach.

About You

To join us as our Housing Support and Recovery Coordinator, in addition to having experience in supporting vulnerable people within a recovery or substance misuse setting, will need:

– Good knowledge of housing, homelessness issues and welfare benefits
– Extensive knowledge of alcohol, drugs, addiction and relapse management
– Basic understanding of mental health and personality disorders
– Ability to motivate and inspire clients to make positive life changes
– Confident in working alone and in a team, taking initiative and responsibility
– Ability to manage difficult/ challenging behaviour using assertiveness and de-escalation techniques
– Good computer literacy skills, including the basic use of Excel.


The closing date for applications is Monday 4th July 2022
Interviews are to be held on Monday 11th July 2022
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 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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East Grinstead, Horsham, Mid Sussex


37.5 hours per week; part time or job share also considered


£27,185 per annum

Closing date:

4th July 2022

Interview date:

11th July 2022

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.