Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your career within the Charity sector?
About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for a Night Worker to join our Women’s only service in Westminster to provide overnight waking cover and support to our clients.
Key responsibilities of the roles include:
- To provide cover to the hostel 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.
- Spending time talking to the residents; supporting the key worker role with clients likely to be seen more at night or with specific supportive targets in relation to clients that may be seen during the night shift.
- Supporting clients in crisis situations, liaising with emergency services if needed, reporting and recording it by using local practices such log book, Opal, etc., and handing it over to day staff.
What we’re looking for
*For genuine occupational requirement reasons we are looking to appoint a female only for this post (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9)
You will have good communication skills with the ability to respond and interact effectively with residents and colleagues. You will also have experience in following administrative procedures and maintaining clear and accurate records. Being reliable, awake and alert at all times during your shift and acting with integrity is expected, as is using your initiative and staying calm in the event of an emergency.
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. You may have experience of working within a similar role or may have worked in other night accommodation / security type positions.
Above all, we are looking for people who have a genuine interest in helping vulnerable adults to make changes in their lives and who have an understanding of the types of issues that affect vulnerable homeless people.
What we offer
- Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities
St Mungo’s employees are encouraged to consider opportunities to develop new skills or progress including; secondments, internal transfers, application to new roles in the organisation or just to get involved in various projects happening within the organisation.
As a result last year 35% of our vacancies were filled by promotions. In 2019 we achieved We Invest in People Gold level accreditation and are one of just 3% of housing associations to achieve this standard; 82% of staff who took part in the IIP survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.
- A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place
At St Mungo’s, 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 7 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves. Our Networks include: BAME, Carer’s and Parent’s, Lived Experience, LGBTQIA+, Disability Awareness, Irish and Women’s Action.
- 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 we supported nearly 30,000 people who were either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our staff are crucial to making this happen.
How to apply
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.
Closing date: 10am on Thursday 11 June 2020
Interview and assessments on: Tuesday 23 June 2020
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.