current Vacancies

Senior Recovery Worker


Homelessness Service

1 X Full time post of 37 hours per week

Permanent Contract

Starting Salary: £21,920

Grade: 24


The Society wishes to recruit a full-time Senior Recovery Worker for its Portsmouth Homelessness Service, which provides housing-related support to people with histories of homelessness, substance and alcohol problems and mental health problems.

You will be required to work your hours flexibly across the whole service to ensure that the service is adequately staffed at all times, so you must expect to work some evening and weekend shifts as part of the rota.

You will need to have experience and knowledge of the needs of vulnerable people with histories of homelessness, severe alcohol dependency, substance use and mental health problems. You will also need experience of managing, supervising and motivating a staff team.

A relevant qualification or willingness to undertake a relevant qualification is essential.

For further information and to apply, please use the application form and Role Profile below, making clear which job you are applying for.

Closing Date: 4pm Thursday 9th March 2017

Interview Date: Friday 24th March 2017




For the best chance of being shortlisted we recommend you use the Role Profile to help you complete this form, looking at how each of the essential and desirable criteria are assessed.




Staff Benefits

As an Investors in People Gold employer, SSJ recognises that our staff are our greatest assets. We value and recognise our staff, offering some generous benefits, as well as the satisfaction of helping vulnerable people:

  • A competitive annual leave entitlement of 25 days rising to 30 days, plus public holidays.
  • Flexible working options.
  • Buying additional annual leave.
  • Comprehensive induction and training.
  • Membership to the Company Pension Scheme.
  • Counselling, financial, personal support and health and wellbeing services via our Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Company cycle to work scheme.
  • Discounted laptops and computers with Jamie’s Computers.

SSJ is committed to promoting Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds.

NB Some staff within the Society are are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. If they apply, their suitability for this role will be considered before someone who is not at risk.