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Waking Night Worker (permanent)

Waking Night Worker (permanent)

Salary £19,695 per annum

37.5 hours per week

Waking Night Shift: 10pm- 8.30am


Turning Tides is a multi-functional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. It has over 100 staff and 300 volunteers. Its mission is to end the need to sleep rough.

Turning Tides has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to embark on a new role within our Lyndhurst Road Project as a Waking Night Worker.

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 two workers on site each night and will be responsible for providing support and to safeguard our 34 residents, 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.

A full job description and person specification along with an application form are below;

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Questionnaire

Job Description

To apply, please ensure that you send us a completed application form which includes your responses to the shortlisting criteria listed in the Person Specification for this role, along with a completed Equal Opportunities Questionnaire; see our website vacancy page for these documents.

Please be advised that we will only accept applications made on our application form and do not accept CVs.


Closing date for vacancies:  Midday on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 

Interview date:   Wednesday 30th October 2019

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 haven’t heard from us within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.