Changing Lives began in 1970, when four people set up Tyneside Cyrenians, offering food and shelter to people experiencing homelessness in the North East. Since then, services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.
Today our charity employs over 600 staff, has 400 volunteers and operates from Berwick to London giving people hope and aspiration that their lives can change. We listen carefully to the experiences of people with lived experience and 20% of staff at Changing Lives have previously used services.
At Changing Lives, we believe that everyone deserves a safe home, a rewarding job and a life free from addiction or abuse. We also believe that, given the right support, anyone can change their life for the better. By focusing on their strengths, potential and opportunities, we help over 14,000 people overcome their problems and live safe, successful, independent lives each year.
We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.
About the job
We are recruiting hourly paid sessional workers, available for a variety of shifts as and when required in our Westminster service, supporting people who have experienced homelessness.
You will interact with people on a day to day basis; coaching, supporting and empowering them to achieve their hopes and aspirations, focusing on the future and encouraging positive steps to improving their quality of life.
You will have the opportunity to develop your skills and experience in what is an extremely rewarding field.
You will also have the opportunity to apply for all of our vacancies; including internal only roles.
The role includes a fair hourly rate for every hour worked and also includes a payment towards holiday pay.
What can we offer you in return?
- Long established local employer
- Competitive salary
- 25 days annual leave
- Annual Pay Review
- Central location (near Team Valley Retail Park – Gateshead) with Free onsite parking
- Employee Pension scheme 5% Employee / 3% Employer
- Death in Service Benefit
- Free Employee Assistance Programme
- Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
- CLUB Scheme – Access to Online Discounts
- Comprehensive Learning & Development Opportunities