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Title:  Project Worker - Part Time


Barrow-in-Furness, North West, GB, LA14 2JJ

Department:  Supported Living Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  92343



Project Worker – Part Time


St George's House, Barrow-in-Furness


£9.77 per hour (rising to £10.07 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)


20 hours per week



We are seeking an experienced Project Worker to make a real difference to the lives of our residents across services in Cumbria including Whitehaven, Barrow, Kendal and Lancaster. At St George’s House we support tenants with a range of mental health needs and learning disabilities to develop their confidence in successfully managing their own tenancy. The in-house support available assists residents applying for benefits including universal credit, housing benefit applications and support to maintain rent payments.


If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, this is a fabulous opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.


The role of Project Worker will include:

  • Managing the day to day running of the building, including; responding to tenancy issues, completing mandatory health and safety checks and keeping the building clean and tidy
  • Assessing clients’ needs by writing and updating support plans
  • Liaising with external support links to improve clients’ confidence, health and wellbeing and offer training and encouragement towards employment and education
  • Forging and maintaining links with other services to help achieve the best outcome
  • Handling occasional emergency or challenging situations
  • Keeping accurate and high quality written records
  • Working towards performance targets


Skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience working with people who have experienced mental health issues and learning disabilities
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Adaptable to internal and external changing demands
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel or similar
  • Sound knowledge of housing management including voids and arrears management
  • Good understanding of occupancy agreements


Why work for Sanctuary Supported Living?

We support vulnerable people to live as independently as possible, by building their confidence and skills to realise their potential.


We are a national organisation but we think locally. We support people through supported housing, move-on accommodation, CQC registered services, floating support and telecare services. We specialise in services for young people, homeless families and individuals, people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, people with mental health needs and older people.


Ready to join Sanctuary Supported Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Supported Living a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to a maximum of 30 days after 5 years service (plus public holidays) pro rata
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • The full time equivalent for this role is 37.5 hours


We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s #everydayisdifferent campaign to encourage more people to apply to work in adult social care. If you’re considering a caring career, we have many rewarding roles at Sanctuary Supported Living. For more information on the campaign click here   


Read the full job profile here


Closing Date: 26 January 2021


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


For an insight into what it’s like to work for Sanctuary Supported Living, take a look at our Twitter feed or search #LifeatSanctuary


Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers.
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent illegal working.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Supported Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association and Sanctuary Home Care Limited, both exempt charities.

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