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Title:  Bank Project Worker


Sittingbourne, South East, GB, ME10 1JX

Department:  Supported Living Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  143507


Bank Project Worker


Old Johnson House, Sittingbourne




Hours as and when required



Do you need flexibility in the days you work? Our bank roles (sometimes referred to as “relief roles” in other companies) mean that you will be able to choose from available shifts and have the benefits of a consistent workplace combined with opportunity to build positive relationships with the individuals we support. However you aren’t guaranteed shifts every week as hours are worked as and when required.


At Sanctuary Supported Living we are passionate about supporting people to live as independently as possible, and to lead fulfilling lives.


We are seeking an experienced Bank Project Worker with passion and drive to provide support for our young people within the East Kent Young People Service. East Kent Young People Supported Housing has services across Canterbury, Swale and Thanet.


We provide Young People’s Supported Accommodation and Floating Support Service (YP SA/FS) for

  • Older children in care (16 and 17 year olds)
  • 16 and 17 year olds at risk of homelessness, identified under the 16-17 Joint Homeless Protocol
  • Care leavers up to 25 years old


If you want to make a real difference in people’s lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.


Read more about East Kent Young People Supported Housing here


The role of Bank Project Worker will include:

  • Regularly assessing the needs of young people by writing and updating support plans, and signposting access to education, training and employment
  • Supporting young people in their day to day living i.e. with cooking and cleaning
  • Offering advice in relation to fulfilling tenancy sustainment
  • Assisting young people with managing finances and welfare benefits
  • Encouraging social inclusion and helping young people to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem
  • Working with statutory and non-statutory agencies on behalf of the young people and actively encouraging choice and involvement, or acting as an advocate when required
  • Promoting safe working practices by undertaking risk assessments within legislative frameworks


Skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience of working with vulnerable people
  • A sound knowledge of housing management including voids and arrears management and an understanding of occupancy agreements
  • Experience and knowledge with housing tenancy law, housing benefit reform and rents and/or income
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and to react effectively under pressure


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:

  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • £11.03 per hour


We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s ‘Made with Care’ 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: 25 January 2022


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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