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27 Feb 2023

Full-Time Specialist Female Outreach Worker

JulianHouse – Posted by JulianHouse Bath, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Julian House is a charity dedicated to making a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society. We run several projects and every year we help thousands of people out of homelessness, into employment, away from domestic abuse, and more.

If you’d like a real sense of job satisfaction, great career prospects and a competitive benefits package, you could be who we’re looking for!

Job Role: Specialist Female Outreach Worker      

Salary: £22,440 – £23,812               

Hours:  37.5 hours per week       

Contract type: Permanent

Location:   Bath & North East Somerset

Additional information:

  • On-call (1 in 4 weeks), £100/week when on-call

This is a Monday to Friday role, however you may be expected to work occasional evenings and weekends

The Role

The successful Specialist Female Outreach Worker will deliver a high-quality person-centred outreach service, making contact with new, repeat and entrenched female rough sleepers in Bath, implementing a locally agreed approach to ‘No Second Night Out’.

Responsibilities include:

  • To undertake assertive outreach and hot spot visits across the locality area including during unsocial hours, maintaining a regular street presence
  • Identify, engage and assertively work with women sleeping rough within the locality areas
  • Carry out needs assessments with identified rough sleepers to secure access to services which are suitable for their immediate needs, and make appropriate referrals in partnership with them to establish a sustainable life away from the streets as quickly as possible
  • To work within No Second Night Out guidelines when working with those new to the streets
  • To work in close partnership with external agencies to maximise positive outcomes for service users

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Experience of outreach/community-based work, or previous work with homeless and/or other socially excluded people
  • Good communication skills and the ability to build effective relationships with clients and external agencies
  • A valid UK driving license and access to own vehicle – business insurance will be required for roles involving travel for work

For more information, please see the job description here

There are many great reasons to join our team!

  • Great opportunities for career development and free monthly training sessions from experienced facilitators
  • Sliding salary scale with salary increases every year for the first 3 years
  • Wellbeing related support and advice and up to 6 free counselling sessions through our Employee Assistance Programme
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 27 after 3 years continuous employment
  • 30% staff discount at Julian House charity shops
  • 20% staff discount at Julian House bike workshops
  • A generous and competitive pension scheme
  • Instant access to healthcare professionals and discounts on a variety of health treatments through our Simply Health Scheme
  • A supportive culture where staff feedback is highly valued and regular supervisions with line managers are conducted
  • 6 weekly Reflective Practice sessions from objective, external facilitators

Our Ethos

As an Equal Opportunities employer, we have an Equality and Diversity Action plan in place showing our commitment in ensuring continuous improvement in creating an inclusive culture. We also have a committed group of Inclusion & Diversity champions who meet monthly to ensure progress is being made. We invite applications from people from all backgrounds and cultures, especially minority groups that are underrepresented in the workplace. We also welcome applications from those with lived experience. We embrace flexibility and are proud to be a Disability Confident and Mindful employer, as well as an Armed Forces Covenant Supporter.

If you have any special access requirements or other support needs throughout the application process (including interview), please contact us so that we can let you know how we can support you.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the Specialist Female Outreach Worker role, please get in touch with Dannielle Holroyd (Resourcing Assistant) on 07960142019. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Please note: We reserve the right to close our vacancies once the perfect candidate has been found. We recommend submitting your application as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out!

How to Apply

Please apply directly on our website:  Job Openings (

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: charity, Outreach, Support work, and Third sector. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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