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Who we are?

YMCA Brunel provides accommodation and support for young and homeless people. Some of our projects include:

  • Emergency Accommodation for Statutory Homeless Referrals from B&NES Council. Referrals from the Council for emergency accommodation from 3 days to 3months. Risk assessments, benefits applications and supporting referrals to move on to permanent accommodation. This will involve working with the B&NES Move on Advisor.

  • Platform for Life provides independent shared accommodation for young people in work, training or education for those aged between 18-25 years. The accommodation is in 4 houses in Bath and Keynsham. The role is mainly based around this area of work.

What does the job entail?

We are recruiting into the post of Support Worker as part of Platform for Life Project. The P4L Project provides Support, Housing, Advice and signposting to young people who are living in our houses. You will be carrying out assessments with the young people for the project, ensuring the houses are up to a clean and tidy standard, building a supportive relationship with the young people, carrying out house checks and ensuring rent is paid or benefits are applied for.

As a Support Worker you will play a crucial role in building longer-term relationships of trust with 18 – 25-year-olds, the project aim is to help young people become more independent and able to move into their own accommodation, which you will help source. The criteria for the houses are young people should be in work or training and low-level support.

What skills will the successful candidate need?

  • Knowledge of Housing issues and legislation that affects homeless people (Desirable)

  • Knowledge of Safeguarding Procedures

  • Experience of working with young people and conducting holistic assessments in a key worker type role

  • The skills, experience and knowledge to play a part in helping to progress the project and to support the information gathering and research processes to support further growth

  • Experience of working with various database systems and keeping up to date and accurate records.

  • Empathy and compassion in dealing with people that in a crisis

  • Work as part of a team

  • Full driving licence and the use of a vehicle with appropriate motor insurance are essential (travel will be reimbursed)

What we offer

  • Enhanced sick pay allowances and paid compassionate and emergency dependent leave.

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • reduced cost gym membership, reduced cost hostel stays

  • Pension scheme

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Free health and wellbeing advice via a 24/7.

  • YMCA employee advantages

YMCA Brunel Group is an inclusive organisation and the post requires a shared commitment to equality and diversity.



Contract type

12-month fixed term contract with possible extension depending on funding

Working hours

37.5 hours per week, with flexible working arrangements

Rate of Pay

£25,000 pa

Contact Details

Please contact Maggie to get further details about the position:

Closing Date

The closing date for application is 31st December 2022.

For more information, visit the YMCA website here.

Support Worker


£25,000 per annum


37.5 hours per week, flexible working arrangements

Contract Type:

12 month fixed term contract with possible extension



Close Date:

Sunday, 1 January 2023

Email Contact:

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