Roaming Night Worker


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.


– Play an important role within a community-led organisation

– Stakeholder pension scheme

– Healthcare cash plan and life assurance

– 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 Waking Night Teams are responsible for providing support and safeguarding our clients, including dealing with emergencies. There will be 1 – 2 Waking Night Workers based at each residential project and as a Roaming Night Worker you will be required to support this work by assisting when our colleagues are in need of support or covering when they are absent. 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 Roaming Night Workers will be a vital link between the 24-hour residential projects at night.

There will be occasions where 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.


To apply, please ensure you complete an online application form, including your responses to the questions and upload a copy of your CV.  We also require you to complete an Equal Opportunities Questionnaire.

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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).

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Roaming Night Worker


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Worthing, West Sussex


37.5 hours per week

3-4 night shifts per week starting at 10pm and finishing at 8.30am

Includes some weekends and bank holidays


£26,797 per annum

Closing date:

5th December 2023

Interview date:

To be arranged

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.