Project Workers

Maidstone Churches Winter Shelter
£20,000 - £24,999
05 Nov 2019
05 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
A warm welcome overnight for homeless people in the coldest months

Would you like to work alongside passionate, selfless colleagues and volunteers, changing the lives of Maidstone's most vulnerable people?

We are currently recruiting:

Project Workers
£20,000 p.a. pro rata
3 Part-time roles available
(2 x 23 hours per week, 1 x 16 hours per week )

Fixed term contracts from 09 December 2019 until 3 April 2020 (plus 2 additional mornings: 30th November & 7th December)
Maidstone Churches Winter Shelter is a coalition of churches and volunteers from across the community, supported by Maidstone Borough Council, Kent County Council and local agencies to offer evening hospitality and overnight shelter to homeless people in the coldest months.

Further aims of the project are: to support homeless people to find long-term accommodation, resisting dependency on the shelter, and to co-produce support for homeless people. This means working alongside homeless people as equals, and seeking the influence of people with personal experience of being homeless in governance and operations.

These posts are a great opportunity to work right at the heart of this inspirational project. Working alongside our Project Manager, we depend on the Project Workers to deliver the project on a day to day basis. Throughout the project you will be responsible for: Advancing and achieving the shelter's aims; Co-working flexibly and supportively with the Project Manager and other Project Workers to ensure staff presence every evening and on-call availability every night the shelter is open; Co-working with volunteer teams to set up and clear up shelter venues; working with our guests to provide appropriate support.

To succeed, you will have the ability to work independently, with initiative to make responsible and well-judged decisions. You will be an effective, flexible and supportive team member who is honest, non-judgmental and sensitive to the views and needs of others. You will also have a basic understanding of the background and circumstances of homeless and vulnerable people and a knowledge of the services available to homeless people.

For an informal chat about the role please call Gwyn McPherson on 07308 150048. To apply send a request to and return your completed application to that email address or send paper copy to MCWS, 6 Buckland Road, Maidstone ME16 0SL.

Deadline for applications: 5pm - Monday 4th November 2019. Interviews will be held on Friday 8th November 2019. CVs are not accepted.

No agency contact please. Promoting equality in the workplace.

Registered Charity Number 1156735

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