Housing Services Worker

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £22,640 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Location: Horsham

West Sussex Transitional housing provides safe, secure accommodation for young people with an age range of 18-35, who have been, or are at risk of homelessness. We have a culture or being More Than A Room and offer a support package alongside the accommodation to actively encourage residents into education, training, employment or voluntary work.

We work with residents to coach them in life and social skills, enabling them to move successfully into independent accommodation and for them to successfully sustain a tenancy. Mainly these are shared three-bedroom houses, all with a lockable bedroom, sharing and taking responsibility for the communal areas. There are also self-contained units where the residents will be responsible for all their utilities and these properties allow us to offer the support and encouragement to sustain a tenancy.

The properties are agency managed on behalf of a landlord so as well as coaching and engaging young people you will be responsible for ensuring the properties are maintained and housing management.

Although based in Horsham the successful applicant will be expected to travel throughout properties in West Sussex.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, you can speak to the Recruiting Manager. Please email recruitment@ymcadlg.org and your query will be forwarded.

YMCA DownsLink Group (YMCA DLG) welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Find out more in the Housing Services Worker Application Pack.  To apply, please visit www.ymcadlg.org.

Please note that we do not accept CVs. When submitting an application please save the application form as ‘your full name APPLICATION’ and put the job title/location in the email subject line. Please submit applications as a Word document or PDF via email.

Closing date for applications: 09:00 on Tuesday 5 January
Interview date: 14 January

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