Supported Housing Officer

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
£22,658 to £24,964 per year
24 May 2018
12 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

1625 Independent People

Supported Housing Officer (1 permanent, 1 maternity)

Closing date: 9am, Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Interviews: Monday, 18 June 2018

About us

1625 Independent People prevents youth homelessness in the South West and has been helping 16-25 year olds reboot their lives for over 30 years. With around 100 staff in four locations, we provided housing and support to around 2500 young people last year. 

We’re one of the brightest youth organisations in the South West, leaders in our field, no other organisation in the area has the same wealth of experience.

Our service works because we include young people at every level of our organisation.

Read more about what we do and who we are.

About the job

Terms, conditions and benefits:

  • Hours per week: Full time 37.5
  • Contract type: 1 X Permanent, 1 X Maternity Cover (9 Months with possible extension)
  • Pay: £22,658 to £24,964 per year (NJC Scale 25 - 28) starting at the bottom of the scale
  • 30 days' annual leave plus Bank Holidays (pro rata)
  • Free Health Scheme with UK Healthcare 
  • Pension - Employer contributes 4% and employees contribute a minimum of 0.8%, (see Summ of T&Cs below).
  • There is a requirement to work flexibly as required, which will include occasional evening and weekend work.
  • You will need to travel across Bristol so you must have either a full driving licence or access to a vehicle or the equivalent ability to travel with reasonable adjustments. There may be an option to become an Essential Car User.

Where and who?

You’ll be working within the Housing Team and line managed by the Deputy Manager.

You’d be based at Kingsley Hall.

The role

This is a great opportunity to join our highly dedicated and experienced housing team alongside of contributing to the valuable work that 1625ip’s wider services deliver for our young people.

Currently the housing team is made up of a Housing Team Manager, 2 Deputy Managers, a Maintenance Team Leader, 2 Maintenance Officers, a Housing and Allocations Administrator and 7 Supported Housing Officers. All of us work alongside and in partnership with other internal and external services, where we aim to keep young people at the heart of all that we do. Within a diverse job role you will be combining housing management and support for a case load of up to 20 young people, within the Bristol area. This will include developing individual support plans in partnership with young people, carrying out risk assessments, rent management and property management.

Our work is rooted in providing support in a Psychologically Informed Environment framework known as PIE and through reflective practice we are always learning from our own and each other’s experiences.

A typical day might include:

  • Visiting properties to carry out health and safety checks to ensure the safety of young people, staff and properties
  • Exploring and providing education and employment guidance to clients
  • Working with young people to maximise their income and manage any arrears ensuring maximum income is achieved
  • Exploring move on options with young people as you support them towards independent living.

About you

You have empathy and understanding of the needs of homeless young people, young people leaving care, and the barriers they face. You like being around and working with young people.

You are an enthusiastic team player with openness to learn new ideas and an ability to think on your feet.

You are well organised and good at engaging young people.

You are experienced in housing management, support planning and EET guidance.

You are committed to the principles of PIE and the use of reflective practice in your work.


Please download the documents on our website.

Closing date: 9am, Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Interviews: Monday, 18 June 2018