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Night Housing Assistant (High Support)

About us

1625 Independent People prevents youth homelessness in the South West and has been helping 16-25 year olds reboot their lives for over 30 years. With around 100 staff in four locations, we provided housing and support to around 2500 young people last  year.

We’re one of the brightest youth organisations in the South West, leaders in our field, no other organisation in the area has the same wealth of experience.

You can read more about what we do and who we are.

About the job

(Please read the full job description for more detail)

Both full and part time positions available.

Closing date: 9am Wednesday 8 November 2017
Intervews: Thursday 16 November 2017

Terms, conditions and benefits:

  • Pay: £17,419 to £18,746 (NJC 16-19) per year (pro rata for part time), starting at the bottom of the scale
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Annualised hours (full time 2080 hours per year, part time 1040 hours per year).
  • Weekly working hours: full time - 40 hours per week, part time - 20 hours per week (including lunch breaks). 
  • 240 hours annual leave plus Bank Holidays equating to eight hours per Bank Holiday (pro rata for part time).
  • Free Health Scheme with UK Healthcare
  • Pension - Employer contributes 4% and employees contribute a minimum of 0.8%, (see Summ of T&Cs below)

You will be joining our highly motivated and skilled High Support Team who collectively provide supported accommodation for homeless young people (including care leavers) within our two higher support hostels, located in central Bristol.

You will join them in providing support and practical help to enable our young people to develop their independent living skills and in ensuring the health, safety and security of the residents, staff, visitors and the projects.
No two nights are the same. During the night you will complete a number of tasks alongside supporting young people and meeting their needs. This can include coordinating emergency accommodation referrals, cleaning and clearing of void rooms, regular building checks, reporting maintenance issues, safeguarding and liaison with statutory services, and managing the challenging behaviours displayed by the young people. You might also support young people to understand their rights and responsibilities under the accommodation agreement and help with the collection of accommodation charges.
You will play a vital role in providing a listening ear to young people, whether that is catching up with them or helping them resolve a problem.
The team are very supportive of each other and through reflective practice we are always learning from our own and each other’s experiences. Our work is rooted in providing support in a Psychologically Informed Environment framework known as PIE. 

I love life

About you

You have empathy and understanding of the needs of homeless young people, young people leaving care, and the barriers they face. You like being around and working with young people.

You have a real interest in helping young people develop their confidence and independent living skills. You are able to be flexible in your role and to react appropriately to a wide range of scenarios.

You can maintain professional boundaries with young people at all times.
You do not necessarily need experience of working directly with young people or within a hostel setting - an understanding of young people's needs is more important, as is a positive, can do attitude.
Everything else we can teach you and we will provide a comprehensive induction into the role and the service, with ongoing training.

Closing Date: 9am Wednesday 8 November 2017

Interviews:  Thursday 16 November 2017

Sometimes we get a lot of applications and we are unable to respond to everyone. So, if you have not heard from us by Thursday 10 November 2017 please assume that you have not been successful in your application. Alternatively, we will contact you by e-mail and/or telephone to invite you to an interview. Interviews will be held in central Bristol.


Download the documents in the Job Pack below or email jobs@1625ip.co.uk

Job pack


Returning completed applications:

You can send your application by post to:
Kayleigh Bond
Independent People
Kingsley Hall
59 Old Market Street


Equal opportunities for everyone

We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
We expect all our staff to do this and to have appropriate criminal and reference checks. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check. 

We believe ex-offenders should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers. Having a criminal record does not automatically mean you can’t work here. We will take the time to consider the offence, the role and the risk.

We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. Our workforce should represent our community.

We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented. This said, all applications are only considered on merit.

We do everything we can to make sure our recruitment opportunities don’t have barriers for disabled applicants. If you have a disability and need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process please let us know as soon as possible.

Some examples of types of adjustments we can make are:

  • If you have dyslexia and need extra time during assessments, this can be agreed.
  • If you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility we can make sure your interview is in an accessible room.
  • If you have back pain and need to stretch we can provide breaks in an interview.
Please read our full Policies above for more detailed information or for further advice please contact us on  jobs@1625ip.co.uk
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