Combating Homelessness, Creating Opportunities, Promoting Change

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BHT is a people-led organisation who employs a mixture of employees, bank cover workers, volunteers and interns in a range of therapeutic, advice and support roles.

At present we have approximately 230 employees, 50 bank cover workers, 30 volunteers and six interns. We have services, projects and offices based across Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings. Our Mission is ‘combating homelessness, creating opportunities, promoting change’.

In recognition of our commitment to our staff BHT has been awarded accreditation from Investors in People, Disability Confident and Time to Change.

We also offer:

  • a comprehensive employee benefits package including a stakeholder pension scheme
  • a free and confidential employee assistance helpline for both personal and work related concerns
  • a popular cycle to work scheme
  • free employee NHS health checks run in-conjunction with the local councils
  • a free new starter 30 day Brighton bus pass
  • generous holiday allowance including an additional two days of leave at Christmas
  • the opportunity to participate in wellbeing and fundraising activities throughout the year

BHT is an equal opportunities employer using a fair and open recruitment process which fully complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. We are committed to encouraging equality, inclusion and diversity within the workplace.

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For enquiries about current vacancies, or to be added to our mailing list:

Please send an email to [email protected] or call the HR Team on 01273 645419.

How to Apply

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Attach all three completed documents to your email.

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Current Vacancies

Maintenance Administrator:
Housing Services
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Location: Eastbourne
Reference Number: 849
Hours per Week: 37
Salary: £21,668 per annum

BHT Housing Services provides the housing service to BHT tenants across Brighton, Hastings and Eastbourne. BHT Housing Service is an innovative housing management project. We give our tenants in our Community Housing in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings a quality and person-centred housing management service.

Fixed Term Contract until 31/12/2019.

Working with your colleagues at BHT Housing Services you will be the main point of contact for our repair ordering service; liaising with customers, staff and contractors to create a “right first time” culture to our repair ordering service.

You must have experience of working in a busy repair service environment and be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of housing maintenance issues. You must have the ability to maintain, update, and administrate IT Systems that support the Service in relation to all maintenance related issues. You will be able to organise, prioritise and communicate own workload.

You will ensure our repair service is effective and efficient, with the customer at the forefront of the service.

Closing Date: Friday 6 September 2019 12.00pm
Interview Date: Friday 13 September 2019
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Information Advice and Guidance Worker:
Whitehawk Inn
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Location: Brighton
Reference Number: 912
Hours per Week: 22.5 (Fixed Term)
Salary: £26,314

The Whitehawk Inn is situated in East Brighton and provides information and advice about learning, work and support. For people looking to get back into work we offer careers advice, employment support and a range of tailored resources.

Closing Date: 12 noon, Tuesday 27th August 2019

Interview Date: Monday 2nd September 2019

We also offer a variety of accredited and non-accredited courses and ensure that our courses are reasonably priced and affordable for those on a low income.

Our work is complimented by a team of volunteers who get involved in all aspects of our work including classroom support, running free clubs and resource development.We are looking for a part-time Information, Advice and Guidance Worker to join our existing team. The post holder will provide person-centred, impartial, one to one advice and guidance sessions relating to financial and digital inclusion, learning, volunteering and employment opportunities. The post holder will also be expected to facilitate group sessions relating to these areas.

Closing Date: Tuesday 27 August 2019 12.00pm
Interview Date: Monday 2 September 2019
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Project Consultant:
Fulfilling Lives: Multiple and Complex Needs South East Project
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Location: Brighton
Reference Number: 833
Hours per Week: 37 (Fixed Term)
Salary: £21,078 per annum

An application form can be requested from us at [email protected]

The purpose of the Fulfilling Lives project is to bring about lasting change in how services work with people with multiple and complex needs. For the purpose of this project, complex needs will be defined as having complex combinations of issues including substance misuse, poor mental health, homelessness and offending.

Closing Date: 12 noon, Monday 2nd September 2019

Interview Date: Thursday 5th September 2019

This is an exciting development opportunity for individuals who have personal experience of complex needs and of using support services. The post will involve working with service users and the staff team to review and improve services for people with multiple and complex needs. The job includes a comprehensive training program and supervision. Help to move on to other vocational opportunities will also be provided at the end of the project.

You will need to show knowledge of local agencies in the area you wish to apply, have experience of representing service user’s views through organised forums, groups or by being a Peer Mentor, have excellent communication skills and be passionate about improving services for people with complex needs.

Registered Charity No: 284839

Company Registration: 1618610

Closing Date: Monday 2 September 2019 12.00pm
Interview Date: Thursday 5 September 2019
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Trainee Solicitor:
BHT Advice
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Location: Brighton
Reference Number: 600
Hours per Week: 37 (Fixed Term until 31st December 2021)
Salary: £21,973

The application for this post is available on

Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) is a leading provider of Social Welfare Law advice services within Brighton & Hove and East Sussex holding contracts with the Legal Aid Agency to provide specialist advice on Housing and Immigration matters. The service also operates 2 welfare benefit projects and 2 housing advice projects funded through alternative streams.  BHT holds the Specialist Quality Mark.

BHT is looking for a Trainee Solicitor who is passionate about access to justice for vulnerable and disadvantaged people. The 2-year training contract is being funded by the Legal Education Foundation through the Justice First Fellowship Scheme. The training contract consists of 2 x 12-month seats in housing and asylum/immigration law with public law being undertaken across the two disciplines. The post holder will be required to undertake the training and casework. The trainee solicitor will be required to complete a project over the two years.

The post will be based in our Brighton office but travel to and work in both Eastbourne and Hastings will be required.

Closing Date: Monday 16 September 2019 12.00pm
Interview Date: Friday 22 November 2019
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