Support Co-ordinator at Turning Tides

Support Co-ordinator • Permanent post • Salary £24,736 per annum • 37.5 hours per week • Horsham area

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 Council to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), we are seeking to recruit to a Support Co-ordinator for Horsham

The Support co-ordinator, works alongside Horsham’s outreach, specialist support teams and accommodation services, to provide holistic wraparound support to 8-10 individuals, experiencing multiple difficulties/exclusions and with a history of long-term rough sleeping. The Support Co-ordinator role adopts Housing First principles to help people navigate local service provision and effect system change.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, promote self-advocacy/choice/dignity and have the ability to use a strength-based approach to build and sustain meaningful working relationships with people from a variety of background.

This role will also focus on supporting those placed in housing through the Housing First Model and supporting those in temporary accommodation who experience multiple difficulties/exclusions.

This is an opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable people’s lives within our communities through developing our support co-ordination, Housing First offer and service provision in Horsham.

A full job description and person specification along with an application form are available to download from our website.

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 applications: Wednesday 29th April 2020
Interview date: to be arranged (interviews to be held via Zoom)
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).

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Turning Tides

Deadline for applications

29 Apr 2020


Salary £24,736 per annum

Hours per week

37.5 hours per week


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