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Women’s Support Navigator

Women’s Support Navigator (12 month fixed term) Salary £24,727.22 (FTE) 22.5 hours per week

Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. It has over 100 staff and 300 volunteers. Its mission is to end the need to sleep rough.

Turning Tides in partnership with Brighton Women’s Centre and Safe in Sussex have been awarded 12 months funding from Homeless Link’s Ending Women’s Homelessness grants programme, funded by the Government’s Tampon Tax Fund. We are one of 29 charities across England, working with women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to receive a grant. Over 200 organisations applied.

Women’s homelessness is a significant issue with many women having experienced violence and abuse contributing to their homelessness. Over 640 women sleep on our streets every night and thousands more do not have access to a safe or suitable home.

We are looking to recruit a motivated and dedicated female support worker. This role will be working specifically within our female community. Please note that due to the nature of this role we are specifically seeking a female worker. This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

This funding will be used to employ three specialist workers who will work with women who are sleeping rough, living in mixed hostel provision and accessing women only groups at local community hubs. The aim of the project is to increase the number of women who are accessing specialist services and to make more safe spaces available for women who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes. It will also work to bring about systemic change and better provision for women in our services in the future.

Turning Tides are looking for a Women’s Support Navigator, to sit within our multi-disciplinary team. They will work closely with specialist staff from BWC and Safe in Sussex to provide and develop gender informed models of support. This role will be based in Worthing with some travelling to Littlehampton required to deliver the following:

• Supporting women in Turning Tides’ women only flat that sits within the Lyndhurst Road short-term accommodation service and with women who live in mixed hostel provision.
• Co- facilitate a women’s only group at Turning Tides’ Community Hubs and help develop the offer of women’s only spaces.
• Work alongside internal and external staff to provide a gender informed package of support to female rough sleepers.

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: Midnight Wednesday December 4th 2019
Interview date: Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th December 2019
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

4 Dec 2019


£24,727.22 pa (FTE)

Hours per week

22.5 hours per week


Support Work / Caring

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