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Hope Into Action are looking for someone to join the Norwich team for 18 hours a week as an Empowerment Worker. The primary work location is Great Yarmouth but you will also need to work in Norwich.

The role is primarily empowering churches and tenants.  You will be working with our partner churches – each house is partnered with a local church – to train, equip, encourage for their role in mentoring, befriending and giving practical support to tenants. You will also be supporting our tenants who have been homeless. In this role you will be primarily working with single male tenants with support needs and you would empower them towards a fulfilled life.

You will be responsible for 2 houses, each with a partnered church, and up to 6 tenants.  As a growing charity it is highly likely that there will be opportunities to increase hours.
  • Hours: 18 hours per week
  • Location: Norwich
  • Closing date: 17th December 2021 @ 5 PM
  • Salary: £10,355.23 per annum (£23,011.62 per annum full time pro   rata)
  • Interview date: 10th January 2022
  • Interview location: Norwich or potentially Great Yarmouth
  • Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata plus Bank Holidays & working days Christmas to New Year

About you:

For this role, you would be someone with a passion for the homeless and our values, who is able to work with church leaders and church members. You will need to be able to work with tenants with support needs, including poor mental health, past offending, and drug and alcohol dependency issues. We value good listening skills. The ability to work in a flexible team and learn new skills is important as we foster working within a strong supportive team.

We love diversity and we value your unique skills, strengths, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our team may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in empowering those we serve.

Please contact Tony Gray via 07519 109027 (mobile) or tony.gray@hopeintoaction.org.uk (email) for an informal discussion about this role.

About Hope Into Action

We provide not just shelter and housing know-how, but also the friendship of a church. Together with over 50 churches, we provide direct support to people whom others have often given up on. Our first home had a real heart for men coming out of prison Homes are now available for a wide range of people experiencing homelessness: people in recovery from addiction, people sleeping rough, women and children fleeing domestic violence, people coming out of rehab, former prostitutes, refugees, those suffering mental health issues and survivors of human trafficking. 

We are now partnering with churches across the country. We encourage others to use our model by franchising the idea. Our vision is for every church to lovingly provide the homeless with a home. The tragedy of homelessness is in every community. We believe that with our help, every church can do something about it.

To apply:

Please read the job description and fill in the application form on the links below.

Please click here to download the Job Description

Please click here to download our Application Form which we look forward to receiving.

Send your completed application form to: tony.gray@hopeintoaction.org.uk

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