Waking Night Worker

A local housing developer in Worthing has given us the temporary use of a building for up to five years: this building provides 34 rooms in six self-contained maisonettes for local residents with an assessed need for housing. The accommodation has a staff controlled central entrance and a minimum of two staff on duty 24/7 in order to ensure it is fully safe and well managed. We work with the local Council, Developers and other partners to develop more housing options and replacement provision at the end of the five-year term. There is also space on this site for offices for multi-agency staff from the local council, Turning Tides and other agencies.

We are looking to recruit a motivated and dedicated individual to join our Waking Night Team based within this accommodation service.

The Waking Night team consists of a minimum of two workers on site each night and will be responsible for providing support and to safeguard our clients, including dealing with emergencies. You will be required to undertake regular building patrols through the building and monitoring through the CCTV system. You will also have responsibility for maintaining a full and accurate log of events and reporting on incidents and any maintenance issues.

The role will require you to work three or four 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.

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, West Sussex


37.5 hours per week




£21,210.00 per annum

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Advert will remain live until we have successfully appointed.

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.


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