Night Team Leader (2 roles)

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
£20,541 - £22,401 per year
28 Jun 2018
16 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

1625 Independent People

Night Team Leader (2 roles)

Closing Date: 09:00, Monday 16 July 2018 

Interviews:  Wednesday 23 July 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 employees in six locations, we provided housing and support to around 2500 young people last year. 

We are 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.

About the job

Terms, conditions and benefits:

  • Hours per week: Full time 2080 hours per annum, including meal breaks.  This equates to 40 hours per week for full time (including meal breaks) - night work
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Pay: £20,541-£22,401 per year (NJC Scale 21-24), starting at the bottom of the scale

The role

To support our hard working High Support Team, we are looking to fill one established and one newly created post of Night Team Leader. 

The successful applicant will lead the work of the night staff in one of our three hostels, working to assist the management team with the operational delivery of a comprehensive housing management service and the coordination and supervision of the Night Housing Assistants.

The Night Team Leader will also contribute to the strategic work of the organisation and implement thorough quality management systems including internal and external reports as required.

You will also support our on call management system for staff through providing a first call cover whilst on shift for our three hostels.

You will play a key role in contributing towards the provision of a high quality client-focused service to young people from a homeless background and to assist them to move on towards independence.

No two nights are the same!  During a shift, you will be complete a number of tasks alongside supporting young people and meeting their needs such as coordinating emergency accommodation referrals, ensuring rooms are ready for young people which may include clean and clear of void room. Ensuring void room is of good standard to be let, regular building checks, safeguarding and liaison with statutory services, and managing challenging behaviours displayed by the young people.

When required you will also support young people to understand their rights and responsibilities of the accommodation agreement and help with the collection of accommodation charges.

You will play a vital role in providing a listening ear to young people whether that is catching up with them or helping them resolve a problem.

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

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 have experience of and/or the ability to work within a team with a flexible approach and strong commitment to joint working.

You have the skills and experience to provide leadership, support and guidance to peers as well as the ability to provide effective line management to your direct reports.

You have an understanding of young people’s needs, a positive can do attitude and a real interest in helping young people develop their confidence and independent living skills.  You are able to be flexible and to react appropriately to a wide range of scenarios.

You can maintain professional boundaries with young people at all times, are able to communicate well and can use IT to at least a basic level.

Everything else we can teach you and we will provide a comprehensive induction into the role and the service, with ongoing training.

Where and who?

You will be joining our highly motivated and skilled High Support Team who collectively provide supported accommodation for homeless young people (including care leavers) within our two higher support hostels, located in central Bristol.


We believe in equal opportunities for everyone – you can read our full statement on our website.

Closing Date: 09:00, Monday 16 July 2018 

Interviews:  Wednesday 23 July 2018