Oxford, Oxfordshire
£21,748 - £24,491 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you looking for a career supporting vulnerable adults?


About the role


We are recruiting for Night Workers to join our Somewhere Safe to Stay team in Oxford.


The service provides an assessment and rapid rehousing function for those at risk of, or new to rough sleeping, as well as a short stay for people currently rough sleeping. Over the winter months (October-March) there will also be a winter night shelter providing overnight stays to rough sleepers as part of their move away from the streets.


As a Night Support Worker your role would be to provide cover to the building at night, ensuring the support and safety of the residents and the building. The post-holder will be responsible for controlling and/or monitoring access to the building, dealing with emergencies, carrying out Health and Safety checks and communicating any concerns or events to the rest of the team.


Additional responsibilities include:

  • Liaising with the rest of the staff team in carrying out specific actions in relation to support for some targeted residents.
  • Regularly participating in day time team meetings, reflective practice, support and supervisions meetings with line manager and any other local or organisationally forums.
  • Carrying out essential relevant Health & Safety actions and tasks as required.


About you.


This is a really crucial role within the service and would be ideal for people who are looking to develop their career in the sector.


Above all we are looking for inspirational, dedicated individuals; committed to our Recovery Ethos, and have a genuine desire to support people to transform their lives.


In this rewarding role you will need good communication skills with the ability to respond and interact effectively with residents and colleagues.


You will be reliable with the ability to be awake and alert at all times during your shift. You will be required to act with integrity and use your initiative, staying calm in the event of an emergency.


You will need to demonstrate that you have experience in following administrative procedures and maintaining clear and accurate records.


Flexibility is required, as you’ll be working a night shift rota that includes weekends and public holidays. On occasions you will also be expected to come in during the day to attend mandatory trainings, participate in supervision, team meetings and other activities as required. Further details about shift rotas can be provided later in the recruitment process.  


To view the job description and guidance on completing your application form, please click on the ‘document available’ tab at the top of the advert page on our website.


What we offer


  • Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities

We hold Investors in People Gold accreditation – one of just 3% of Housing Associations to achieve this. 82% of staff who took part in the survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work. We are committed to developing all of our staff via routes such as secondments, transfers and promotion. In 2019 35% of our vacancies were filled by internal promotions.


  • A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place

Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 8 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves.


  • Pay and Other Benefits

St Mungo’s is proud to pay client facing staff above average for the sector. We run a cycle to work scheme and also offer season tickets loans to all staff.

St Mungo’s contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.



What we do


At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do, and in 2019 – 2020 we supported 32,800 people across all of our services. Our staff are crucial to making this happen.



How to apply


To find out more and apply please go to the St Mungo’s careers page on our website. 


Closing date: 10am on Thursday 14 October 2021

Interview and assessments on: tbc


It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check will be undertaken for the successful candidate.

Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.

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Posted on: 15 September 2021
Closed date: 14 October 2021
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker