Project Worker


Recruiting Organisation: Turning Tides                                

Working hours: Mainly Evenings and Weekends 2pm-10.30pm; Waking Night shifts: 10pm – 8.30am
Salary: £12 per hour, plus £25 supplement for waking night cover per shift
Location: Horsham, East Grinstead, Burgess Hill and Mid-Sussex


Established 30 years ago, Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness charity. Their mission is to end local homelessness. They 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. They have over 10,000 supporters, 300 volunteers and 160 staff members to date.



Turning Tides is searching for motivated and committed people to join the team of Relief Project Workers, with flexibility to work across the North of the County at their residential projects or in the community on a need led basis. The role involves supporting teams with the day to day running of services as well as motivating, empowering and supporting clients.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain some experience of the organisation, delivering a breadth of homelessness services to a variety of clients. Relief Work can often provide experience to develop into further roles and opportunities with Turning Tides or within the sector, with access to Turning Tides training programme to support the role and further professional development.

The successful candidate will need to enjoy working with people, have a “can do” attitude and show commitment, resilience, empathy and good basic admin and IT skills.



Turning Tides is committed to developing psychologically informed environments that encompass key concepts of this approach, including ‘elastic tolerance;’ and strengths-based working. As such, candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work flexibly and creatively to create a culture that supports these values.



Please apply as soon as possible as interviews are happening now. A full job description and person specification document is available to download here.

No agencies please.

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

Should you require any assistance with the application process, please email :

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 they will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from them within 3 weeks, please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.


Closing Date: 31 Dec 2023

Interview Date: To be arranged; however, candidates may be invited to interview before the closing date.

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