Are you a Night Owl?
Longhurst Group is one of the leading housing groups in the Midlands and East of England, providing more than 23,000 homes and a wide range of care and support services, with a team of 1,300 colleagues.
Guided by our shared values, our vision is to improve the lives of our customers and communities, focusing on two clear themes of work: health and wellbeing and economic resilience. You can see how we’ll achieve this vision through our Improving Lives strategy by watching this video.
Our homeless hostel, Fairview Court which provides support for vulnerable adults is now looking for a Night Porter who can join our team, support our customers and help to improve lives.
What will you be doing as our Night Porter?
When you start your career with us as a Night Porter your role will be incredibly important. You’ll be responsible for ensuring people’s safety and the security of the scheme.
This is a varied role whereby you will be providing support for vulnerable adults who may have mental health and drug dependency issues, you will be expected to build relationships with them and help them with their individual needs. You will be interacting with them daily and supporting them, reporting any issues to the Service Manager and keeping a log of any events and happenings at the scheme. At times you may need to deal with challenging situations and show resilience to enable you to overcome these, remaining calm and professional throughout. You will also be expected on occasions to liaise with the emergency services and complete incident reports if required.
You will be also be responsible for site walkarounds, interacting with our residents or monitoring CCTV, there are many things to do each night.
You’ll be involved with Health and Safety inspections, matters of compliance and help to maintain our records. You will also assist with rent account management and play a key role within our busy team.
The driving force behind your work will be a passion to help others and to support in providing a safe environment for them.
About the Scheme
Fair View Court is located near to the city centre in Peterborough, it provides accommodation for up to 30 single people aged 17 and over, who are homeless who have support needs, including those with alcohol, drug or mental health problems. Staff are onsite 24/7hours a day 365 days year offering intensive move-on advice and support with the aim of reaching independence, finding work and accommodation.
Our offer has been created to underpin our two key pillars (health and wellbeing and economic resilience) and five core values: In it together, Heartfelt Service, Own it, Push the boundaries and Fun and Fair.
Demonstrating our strong investment in your health and wellbeing and economic resilience, we offer a competitive annual leave plus bank holidays and generous sick pay entitlements, as well as other paid leave.
A choice of defined benefit pension schemes, extensive learning and development opportunities, plus more. See Our Benefits attached.
If your application shows that you have the right knowledge, skills and that you share our values, we'll invite you to meet one of our team. We can’t wait to meet you…
How to apply
For more information about the role please read the attached job description and the person specification.
Please click on the apply button at the top or bottom of this advert, where you will be taken through our application process. You will be asked to submit your experience in line with the essential criteria detailed in our person specification.
We really want to hear how you meet the criteria for this opportunity, please use the two supporting statements (4000 characters!) to really show us your talents. To ensure all candidates are treated fairly, we do not accept CVs.
(The important things – Naturally we need to complete pre-employment checks before you join us. This role is conditional upon receipt of two satisfactory references (one from your current employer).
PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK. All shortlisted candidates will need to verify eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Original proof must then be provided by day one upon successful candidature).
Longhurst Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applicants that reflects the diverse communities we work with. We invite applicants to contact the employer to identify any additional support they may need during the recruitment process
Apply today #LonghurstGroup #ImprovingLives.
Applications close on 20th April
Interview date – TBC, Remote interviews will be held via MS Teams