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Outreach Worker- Horsham Area at Turning Tides

Established in 1991, Turning Tides is a community-led charity dedicated to ending homelessness. We empower homeless or insecurely housed individuals to achieve sustainable independent living. We 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. We have over 5,000 supporters, 300 volunteers and 100 staff members.

We believe that everyone has the right to a home, regardless of the difficulties and issues they may face in their lives. We believe in showing people who need our help that they are not alone, that the wider community is there to support them and offer hope for a better future.

Following a successful partnership bid with Horsham District and Mid Sussex Councils to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) Rough Sleeper Initiative, we are seeking to recruit an Outreach Worker for Horsham.

There is a relatively low but a very significant level of rough sleeping, street community and single homelessness in Horsham. Those who have worked with vulnerable individuals in this local area confirmed those known to be rough sleeping generally have a high level of complex needs and are often resistant to engage with services, as well as those facing chronic social exclusion in the community who may be vulnerably housed.

Based primarily in Horsham but must be able to travel throughout the district, the HOW will lead on assessing and supporting rough sleepers, building rapport and developing relationships with those who have been hard to engage with, the overall aim will be to end the need for local people to sleep rough. The HOW will work in close partnership with the Horsham District Homelessness Relief team, ensuring single homeless individuals can access relevant support from agencies in the voluntary and statutory sector.

This is an opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable people’s lives within our communities through developing our outreach capacity and offer in Horsham.

Due to the rural nature of the district the successful application must have a driving license and access to a vehicle.

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.

A full job description and person specification, application form along with an equal opportunities questionnaire; See our website vacancy page for these documents.

Closing date for applications: Monday 25th May 2020

Interview date: Monday 1st June 2020

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 be aware of our Privacy Policy, which is available to view by visiting: http://www.turning-tides.org.uk/about-us/privacy-policy/

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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Turning Tides

Deadline for applications

25 May 2020


£23,696.92 per annum

Hours per week

37.5 hours per week, potential early mornings and evenings


Support Work / Caring

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