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HR-Group-Photo-Conference_W300BHT employs around 250 staff, in a range of therapeutic, advice, and support roles.

We have offices across Brighton and Hove along with residential and advice services in Eastbourne and Hastings. BHT is an equal opportunities employer using a fair and open recruitment  process and complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

For enquiries about current vacancies, or to be added to the BHT jobs mailing list, please send an email to jobs@bht.org.uk or telephone Tess Hill or Gemma Baldwin on 01273 645419

Gardening volunteer opportunity:
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We are looking for a volunteer to assist with gardening on Wednesday afternoons at the on the growing project at Richardson’s Yard, Brighton. The project uses vegetables and flower planters for the 36 residents of the yard. The volunteer would assist the horticultural therapist and project manager, Jess Bayley, in maintaining the crops, keeping the growing area accessible for all, liaising with, and encouraging participation from residents.

The opportunity would suit someone with knowledge of or an interest in vegetable growing; experience of moving from homelessness/vulnerably housed to independent renting and a desire to help others through peer support/mentoring. Also the volunteer needs to be able to keep a regular weekly commitment.

In return we can offer training, guidance and support, recognition of the role that you are carrying out, regular volunteer supervision meetings and the opportunity to make a significant impact to combatting homelessness.

To apply, please contact Juliet O’Brien, Tenant and Client Involvement Coordinator on
01273 645443 or Juliet.obrien@bht.org.uk

Closing Date: 12 noon, Wednesday 31st May 2017
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Welfare Benefits Advisor:
BHT Eastbourne Advice
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Location: Primarily based in St Leonards with some working from Eastbourne
Reference Number: 926
Hours per Week: 37
Salary: £22,857 to £25,542 pa dependent on experience

As part of the East Sussex Welfare Benefits Project we seek a Welfare Benefits Adviser to join our team providing specialist welfare benefits advice. The job involves providing benefits advice to older people in the Hastings & Rother area and includes both telephone and face-to-face work including home visits.

Interview Date: Friday 12th May 2017

You must have access to a vehicle as travel across Hastings & Rother will be required. A good knowledge of the current welfare benefits system is essential. Experience of working in the advice sector would be beneficial. The post is primarily based in St Leonards with some working from Eastbourne. You’ll need to work to agreed quality standards, with excellent communication skills and a methodical approach.

Closing Date: 12 noon, Monday 8th May 2017
Interview Date: Friday 12th May 2017
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Director of Finance and Resources:
Central Services
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Location: Brighton
Reference Number: 945
Hours per Week: 37
Salary: £70,000 per annum depending on experience

Click here to download our covering letter and recruitment pack

Brighton Housing Trust is seeking to appoint a new Director of Finance and Resources. Brighton Housing Trust is a housing and homelessness charity which is steadfast in its reputation and ambition to deliver services of excellence.

BHT operates in Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings providing a range of housing, advice and support services for homeless, excluded, and vulnerable people.  It owns homes in Brighton and Hastings and leases several hundred other homes from private landlords. It employs over 200 members of staff and works with over 6,000 individuals annually.

The Director is a key member of Brighton Housing Trust’s executive team leading on financial strategy, financial risk management, operational and financial performance. With senior leadership experience you will be responsible for optimising the organisations financial position through effective financial management, Value for Money and providing expert constructive challenge and advice to income generation and sustainable growth strategies.

This is a post with huge influence and impact, so will suit someone who is collaborative and looking to make their mark. You will oversee and direct the effective implementation of the Trust’s IT strategy, act as Company Secretary, and be responsible for much of the organisation’s central resources. If that is you, you should definitely find out more about this fantastic opportunity to join a value driven organisation and team focused on its performance and people.

The Trust is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority, the Homes and Communities Agency, Companies House and the Charity Commission.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 3 May and Friday 5 May.

Click here to download our covering letter and recruitment pack

Closing Date: 12 noon, Monday 24th April 2017
Interview Date: Wednesday 3rd May 2017
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Café Admin Receptionist:
Whitehawk Inn
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Location: Brighton
Reference Number: 947
Hours per Week: 20.25 (20 hrs 15 mins)
Salary: £19,354 pro rata

Whitehawk Inn

BHT’s Whitehawk Inn is a friendly community centre providing a range of courses, services and support. Our services are focused on the needs of those living in Whitehawk and East Brighton but we welcome everyone into the centre, to visit or participate in any of our activities.

 

We are looking for a friendly, organised person who will provide a warm and welcoming reception to visitors to the Centre, as well as answer queries in person, on the telephone or by email.

Interview Date: Wednesday 17th May 2017

Knowledge and Experience

  • Qualification to at least Level 2 (GCSE A-C grade) in IT, English & Maths
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word and Excel
  • Excellent working knowledge of e-mail and Internet
  • Experience of working in a customer service environment
  • Experience of working in an admin role with both electronic & paper based filing systems

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills: face to face, written & on phone
  • Ability to listen and accurately disseminate information
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage own time and prioritise tasks
  • Understanding of and commitment to Equal Opportunities and Inclusion
Closing Date: 12 noon, Friday 5th May 2017
Interview Date: Wednesday 17th May 2017
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Research & Evaluation Officer:
Fulfilling Lives: Multiple and Complex Needs South East Project
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Location: Based in Hastings, with significant travel across the 3 sites
Reference Number: 946
Hours per Week: 30
Salary: £25,542 per annum

The purpose of the Fulfilling Lives Project, funded by The Big Lottery is to bring about lasting change in how services work with people with multiple and complex needs. The project l operates in Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings and BHT is the lead organisation for the South East Partnership.

 To work as a member of the central project team for the South East Fulfilling Lives Multiple and Complex Needs Project to increase the Project’s evaluation and research capability.

The purpose of the South East Fulfilling Lives (SEFL) Project, which is funded by the Big Lottery, is to bring about lasting change in how services work with people with multiple and complex needs. It is a systems change project with a key aim of monitoring and evaluating the impact of designing and delivering better connected services and for this evidence to inform future policy and commissioning.

Working with the project’s Senior Manager, the post holder will implement a 12 month plan for evaluation activities across the project. This will include supporting the national evaluation, coordinating internal project evaluation activities and developing methods to share the project’s learning with external stakeholders.

Fixed Term Contract for 12 months. 

Closing Date: 12 noon, Friday 21st April 2017
Interview Date: Friday 28th April 2017
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Engagement and Development Worker:
Fulfilling Lives: Multiple and Complex Needs South East Project
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Location: Hastings, with significant travel across the 3 sites
Reference Number: 944
Hours per Week: 37 (12 Month Fixed Term Contract)
Salary: £25,542 per annum

The purpose of the Fulfilling Lives Project, funded by The Big Lottery is to bring about lasting change in how services work with people with multiple and complex needs. The project l operates in Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings and BHT is the lead organisation for the South East Partnership.

Interview Date: Wednesday 26th April 2017

With the Service User Engagement Coordinator, the post holder will play a key role in designing and delivering training for, and  tailored support to, people with lived experience of multiple and complex needs (MCN) who are employed in the Fulfilling Lives Project as Project Consultants.

The role will focus on supporting  staff  who are new to employment during key periods of their employment, including completing induction, support to successfully pass the probationary period and providing coaching activities to prepare for moving on to further employment at the end of their contract with Fulfilling Lives. The post holder will also provide support and guidance on maintaining wellbeing in the workplace, including sustaining mental wellbeing and abstinence.

Fixed Term Contract for 12 months. 

Closing Date: 12 noon, Thursday 20th April 2017
Interview Date: Wednesday 26th April 2017
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Operational Manager:
First Base Day Centre
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Location: Brighton
Reference Number: 182
Hours per Week: 37 hours
Salary: £30,291 per annum

BHT’s First Base Day Centre operates in the centre of Brighton for the provision of support to assist people who are homeless or vulnerably housed to move on from the streets or insecure accommodation and realise their aspirations.

First Base operates client-centred specialist services to support people to address their healthcare needs, start realising their aspirations through work, learning and leisure and find a place they can call home.

We are looking to appoint an operational manager who, with the deputy manager, can lead the staff team in the provision of this very busy project.

The post holder will be responsible for service delivery, development and all day-to-day issues of management. They will be expected to take the lead in liaison with external agencies and promotion of the work of the service and will ensure that the project meets the local community and funders’ requirements, whilst directing, supporting and working with the operational team of paid, voluntary and intern staff.

The Operational Manager will have excellent management, planning and development skills, as well as experience of meeting financial and other targets, coupled with good communication and team management skills.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues people with multiple and complex needs face and a commitment to meeting the needs of adults who are homeless.

(Fixed Term contract until 16 February 2018)

Closing Date: 12 noon, Tuesday 18th April 2017
Interview Date: Friday 28th April 2017
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Project Consultant:
Fulfilling Lives: Multiple and Complex Needs South East Project
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Location: Hastings
Reference Number: 833
Hours per Week: 37
Salary: £20,257

Fulfilling Lives: Multiple and Complex Needs South East Project

The purpose of the Fulfilling Lives Project, funded by The Big Lottery is to bring about lasting change in how services work with people with multiple and complex needs. The project will operate in Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings and will be delivered by different delivery partners in each area.

BHT is the lead organisation for the South East Partnership.

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: 12 noon, Thursday 20th April 2017
Interview Date: Friday 28th April 2017
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Maintenance Administrator:
BHT Housing Services
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Location: Brighton/ Eastbourne
Reference Number: 849
Hours per Week: 37
Salary: £20,824
BHT Housing Services provides the housing service to BHT tenants across Brighton, Hastings and Eastbourne. Our repairs service plays an important part in delivering the service.

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 contractor to create a “right first time” culture to our repair ordering service.

You will have experience of working in a busy repair service environment and will ensure our repair service is effective and efficient, with the customer at the forefront of the service.

(Fixed term contract for 6 months)

For full details and to apply please go to our website www.bht.org.uk or email us at jobs@bht.org.uk

Closing Date: 12 noon, Monday 3rd April 2017
Interview Date: Monday 10th April 2017
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Operational Manager:
Hastings Young Peoples Services
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Location: Hastings
Reference Number: 120
Hours per Week: 37
Salary: £30,594 per annum plus on call payments of £7 per weekday night and £15 per weekend night and on Bank Holidays.

The service is for young people aged 16 to 25 with complex needs. A 3 staged Pathway of accommodation with a structured life skills programme leads to independent living: The project consists of 3 stages of accommodation from intensive high support to very low support prior to people moving to their own independent accommodation. The service has been remodelled to encourage a psychologically informed, empowering and client centred approach in all aspects of service delivery.

This new post is an exciting opportunity for an experienced manager.  The post holder must have significant experience of working with young people with complex needs within a supported accommodation setting, be committed to continuous improvement and have the ability to lead a team to successfully deliver a psychologically informed service to clients.

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 09th May 2017 & the afternoon on Wednesday 10th  May 2017

Closing Date: 12 noon, Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Interview Date: Tuesday 9th May 2017
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Volunteering Opportunity: Stewarding at BHT's Around the World Cycle Challenge:
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Sunday 25 June 2017

On Sunday 25 June 2017 BHT is hosting a 12-hour Around the World Cycle Challenge at Preston Park Velodrome to raise funds for BHT’s First Base Day Centre.

We are looking for volunteers to help us on the day in various stewarding and marshalling roles, including participant registration, event safety, donations collection, lap recording and litter picking.

Volunteers will be working together as a team to ensure that participants stay safe and that the event runs smoothly.

The opportunity would suit anyone who is friendly, enthusiastic and enjoys talking to people. Volunteers must be aged 18 years old or over and available to commit to a 2-3 hours slot between   7am – 8pm. It will be a really enjoyable day and volunteers will be supporting an important local cause.

To apply, please contact Sara Peskett, Fundraising Officer, on 01273 645425 or sara.peskett@bht.org.uk. Please specify the times that you would be available on the day, and any preferred responsibilities.

Closing Date: 12 noon, Monday 19th June 2017
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