Maintenance Operatives (x2)

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 is recruiting for two new multi-skilled Maintenance Operatives to join the maintenance team to help provide support to a growing portfolio of properties and services across West Sussex and Mid-Sussex.

Reporting to the Buildings Manager, the post holder will be responsible for providing a hands-on maintenance service to Turning Tides’ residential and project buildings.

Candidates must be able to work closely with the rest of the Maintenance Team and staff members on site to prioritise reactive repairs, refurbishments works and compliance tasks all within the context of active services and our client’s homes.

The applicant must possess the ability to work independently on site, taking initiative and responsibility for completing tasks. The post holder must also be able to work sensitively around our clients, especially those with complex needs.

The applicant must hold a current, valid and clean driving licence, a vehicle will be supplied. Experience of carrying out various repairs and refurbishment tasks in residential properties is essential. Applicants with plumbing or carpentry skills are preferable.

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 the following –

  • Application Form
  • Equal Opportunities Questionnaire
  • Maintenance Operative Questionnaire
  • CV (not essential but accepted in addition to above)

You can either fill out these forms online or download them from the website. Please send to:

Closing date for applications: Sunday 13 June 2021

Interview date: Monday 21 June 2021

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:

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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Maintenance Operatives (x2)


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Various sites in West Sussex and Mid Sussex, mainly in the Worthing and Littlehampton area


37.5 hours per week


£24,173.23 per annum

Closing date:

13th June 2021

Interview date:

21st June 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.


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