Housing Support Navigator (Temporary Accommodation)

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 role has been developed in partnership with Mid Sussex District Council to provide a responsive support service to individuals placed within temporary accommodation within the district.

Working closely with both Mid Sussex District Council’s Housing team and Turning Tides established Outreach, Residential and specialist teams, this post will help people to secure long-term accommodation, supporting clients to build a positive support network, preventing cyclical homelessness and ensuring community integration, to empower clients to thrive in their local community. This support could include empowering people to return to employment, increase their employability skills and to transition into independent accommodation.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals who are passionate about supporting people to meet their full potential and to secure long-term sustainable accommodation.

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: Monday 30 August 2021

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.

We are 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 Support Navigator (Temporary Accommodation)


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37.5 hours per week
(some evening/weekend work may be required)


£24,173.23 per annum

Closing date:

30th August 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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