Roaming Night Worker

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 has an exciting opportunity for the right candidates to embark on a new role, initially based at the Lyndhurst Road Project but who will work across our 24 hour services to provide support as needed. These services are Lyndhurst Road, Byron Road and the Recovery Project at Selden Road. All are in Worthing.

We are looking to recruit motivated and dedicated individuals to join our Waking Night Teams.

The Waking Night Teams consist of one or two workers on site each night and they are responsible for providing support and to safeguard our clients, including dealing with emergencies. You will be required to support this work by covering when staff are off or assisting when they are in need of support. You will also have responsibility for maintaining a full and accurate log of events and reporting on incidents and any maintenance issues. The work will be varied and the responsive workers will be a vital link between the 24 hour projects at night.

There will be occasions will you will be required to lone work on site, especially when emergency cover is required at a service at short notice. As such you will have the adaptability and confidence to move between residential services to meet the needs of the organisation.

The role will require you to work 3-4 night shifts per week starting at 10pm and finishing at 8.30am, as part of a 24/7 service, including some weekends. You will have good communication skills and an awareness of the issues that affect homeless individuals. You will be passionate about working for a charity that is striving for communities without homelessness.

We offer a range of benefits including 25 days annual leave rising annually up to 28 days. We are committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

You must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to manage and plan your own workload and meet deadlines and targets is essential. Basic IT Skills and in particular Microsoft Outlook and Excel are a must.

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: Please note we do not accept CV’s.

Closing date for applications: Monday 16 August 2021

Interview date: TBC (Interviews may be held via video meeting)

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

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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Roaming Night Worker


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37.5 hours per week
Waking Night Shift: 10pm- 8.30am


£21,422.10 per annum

Closing date:

16th August 2021

Interview date:

Interview date TBC

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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