Halsall House Project Housing Worker

A permanent Project worker position has become available at Halsall House, a 13 bedded Men's supported Abstinence Accommodation project in Rochdale.

Job Description:

Project Housing Worker, Salary: £9.12 per hour +sleep in allowance

118 hrs. + 7 sleep in duties every four weeks (sleep allowance covering8 hours per night)


The candidate must have Housing/buildings experience around homelessness and Ideally will have knowledge of working with addictions. Possess good knowledge with regards to Health & Safety and be able to demonstrate this at interview. The candidate must also possess excellent communication, customer service skills and be able to deal with situations in a professional manner. You must be comfortable lone working although an on-call system is in place and will be available if needed. An NVQ in health and social care or working towards similar would be desirable but is not essential training will be given.

Special duties:

Unsociable hours of work in accordance with the hostel's needs may be required. (All shifts are 24hr shifts, starting at 10am and finishing the following day at 10am)

Purpose and objects of job.

The post holder will be responsible for the day to day operation of the project, duties vary but here are a few examples of what you may be asked to do as part of your role: keywork service users and develop progression plans with them, urine test and breath test service users when required, sign to say the correct mediation has been taken, accurate administration of rent, reporting maintenance issues, Assist in cooking and cleaning duties, Participate in staff development and training. To support the overall ethos of the trust.

If you feel you poses the right qualities and are interested in applying for the role then please write a letter stating how you meet the Person Spec for this post and email it to [email protected]  with HH 012 in the subject box. 

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form Doc

Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form Doc

The closing date for the post is 12 noon on Tuesday the 25th February, Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday the 26th and if you are successful in being invited Interviews for the post will be held on Friday the 28th February 2020. Employment for this post would begin as soon after the Interview as Possible.

Sanctuary Trust works with homelessness and homeless related poverty and emergency homeless issues. God's Sanctuary was the vision of Sheila Halsall after seeing the level of homelessness Rochdale and later the homelessness Conwy and the substance misuse such as Drugs and Alcohol. By Providing emergency shelter for the homeless in supported housing services funded mainly through Supporting People we assist other providers such as Shelter homelessness, Petrus and Stepping Stones who are also supporting people through women's and men's hostels and floating support. We also have STEP Emergency overnight provision. With our work in Wales we partner with Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) as they provide financial help for homeless through emergency shelter and their Supporting People funds. There are different kinds of accommodation available but what is needed is good quality supported accommodation with a strong business and development plan. We have also provided consultancy service to help others move closer to an answer to homelessness. Our social enterprise company, Sanctuary Trust Enterprises runs Noah's Ark Play Centre, The Storehouse Charity Shop.