Job Opportunity: Support Worker at St. Petrock’s Homelessness Resource Centre, Exeter (application deadline: Wednesday 23rd June 2021)

Many thanks to Laura McIvor, Project Support Co-ordinator at St. Petrock’s, Exeter’s charity for people who are homeless or vulnerably housed, for asking us to share details of the following part-time (22.5 hours), fixed-term (6 months) job opportunity. Please note the deadline for applications for this position is just a couple of weeks away, on Wednesday 23rd June 2021. We’d be grateful if you could forward details to anyone in your networks who may be interested in finding out more or applying for this post. The job advertisement reads:

“Job Vacancy – Rough Sleeper Support Worker

“A position has arisen at St. Petrock’s resource centre for a calm, confident, pro-active, and non-judgmental Support Worker who will work as part of a team to oversee and manage the safety of operations within our centre and support delivery of our mobile rough sleeper service around Exeter city centre. Previous experience of work in a similar environment and/or client group is desired.

Applicants should have good organisational, problem solving, and interpersonal skills, be able to use effective communication skills to manage challenging situations, and should understand the importance of confidentiality and discretion. They will require an understanding of the key causes of homelessness, as well as an understanding of the needs of vulnerable clients, including those with mental health or substance dependency issues. Candidates should be adaptable and flexible, and enjoy the variety and challenge of working in both a busy centre and outdoors environment.

Normal working hours for the post will be 22.5 hours / week, to be worked 8.30am – 1pm Monday – Friday. This is a fixed-term post for 6 months.

Further details can be found in the full advert and job description.

Please contact Rowan Livingstone, Team Leader on rowan@stpetrocks.org.uk / 01392 217550 if you would like to discuss the role further

Applications: You can download an application form here.

(Please note that we are only able to accept applications made via our application form, and cannot accept CVs.)

Completed forms should be emailed to laura@stpetrocks.org.uk or posted to: FAO Laura McIvor, St Petrock’s (Exeter) Ltd, 10 Cathedral Yard, Exeter, EX1 1HJ to arrive by the closing date of Wednesday 23rd June 2021.

We aim to hold interviews during w/c 5th July, with anticipated start date of 12th July.”