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NLA - Night Relief Worker (High Support) - 1625 Independent People

closing date 23 Oct

Job Summary

Contract Type: Part Time/Permanent
Advert Start Date: 09 October, 2017
Advert End Date: 23 October, 2017
Salary: £2505.86 per annum
Location: Please refer to advertisement
Weekly Hours: 10
Job Category: Non-Local Authority Job
Vacancy Ref: NLA/Night Relief Worker/1625/740/KH

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1625 Independent People - Night Relief Worker (High Support)

Closing Date: We accept applications at all times.

About us

1625 Independent People prevents youth homelessness in the South West and has been helping 16-25 year olds reboot their lives through housing and support for over 30 years. Our service works because we keep young people's needs at the centre of all delivery.

With over 90 staff in four locations, we provide housing support and advice to around 2500 young people per 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)

Night Relief shifts - £9.25 per hour

We have a bank of staff who we call on to cover shifts based at one of our two higher support projects in central Bristol.

We have waking night shifts 9:30pm – 7:30am, 7 days a week.

This role will suit people who can and need to be flexible, sometimes at short notice where we need to cover shifts due to e.g. sickness.

There is no deadline for applications; we accept them at any time. When we receive your application, we will let you know when we are next shortlisting and so when you can expect to hear from us.

Interviews are held in central Bristol.

Relief workers are a much needed and important part of the 1625 Independent People team.

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, including managing a home to enable them to work towards their aspirations and successfully move on.

As a relief worker you will support young people to manage their accommodation and help them to manage their income (often benefits). You will help with the collection of accommodation charges and to maintain a safe environment with the project, contributing to health and safety checks, management of repairs and turning around empty rooms. You will also support the sign up of young people moving into the accommodation.

You will play a vital role in providing a listening ear to young people whether that is catching up on their news or helping them sort out 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.

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 are flexible, assertive and resilient, able to develop effective working relationships with young people and engage a variety of personalities. You will be creative in promoting equality of opportunity to all of the young people who use our services.

You have a good sense of how to set and maintain boundaries, confidentiality levels and understand the importance of working with safeguarding procedures.

You must have strong record-keeping, administration and IT skills.

You have an awareness of and an ability to undertake housing management responsibilities including health and safety in a high support setting.

We particularly welcome male applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within 1625ip Relief Worker staffing levels.

If you'd like to have an informal chat about the role please contact: Chris Marshall ( or Vicky Holder (


Closing Date: We accept applications at all times.
Interviews: Interviews are held in central Bristol.

We believe in equal opportunities for everyone – you can read our full statement on our website.
Download the documents in the Job Pack at or email 0117 317 8800.

NOTE: This is not a Local Authority post and applicants will need to satisfy themselves with regard to condition of service.