Relief Project Worker

We are looking for individuals to join our team of Relief Project Workers, with flexibility to work across our residential projects or community hubs on a needs led basis. The role involves supporting teams with the day to day running of services as well as motivating, empowering and supporting clients whether in supported accommodation or the community hubs.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain some experience of the organisation delivering a breadth of homelessness services to a variety of clients. Relief Work can often provide experience to develop into further roles and opportunities with Turning Tides or within the sector, with access to Turning Tides training programme as part of the role.

The successful applicant will have experience of working with vulnerable people in a paid or unpaid capacity, an understanding of the benefits systems, safeguarding issues and a knowledge of drug and alcohol misuse is desired. You will have excellent interpersonal, communication, and organisational skills and the ability to build cooperative working relationships. With strong emotional resilience you will be passionate about working with our client group.

The majority of services are based within Worthing but we also require cover at our services in Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex.

  • Lyndhurst Road – 34 bed assessment service with 24 hour staffing in Worthing
  • Byron and Manor Road – 15 bed complex needs and 14 bed move on service in Worthing
  • Selden Road– 25 bed CQC registered recovery service in Worthing
  • St Clare’s – Community Hub, Worthing
  • Littlehampton Hub – Community Hub, Littlehampton

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:

Please be advised that we will only accept applications made on our application form and do not accept CVs. No agencies please.

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 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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Worthing, Littlehampton, Horsham, Mid Sussex, West Sussex


Day shifts can be: 8am-4pm, 2pm-10.30pm


Zero Hours


£9.31 per hour, plus £25 supplement for waking night cover per shift

Closing date:

9th November 2020

Interview date:

16th November 2020

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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