Floating Support Officer (Fixed Term)

Project: Sustainment Service Homes for Ukraine - ESFSS

Location: Hybrid Opportunity - Offices: St. Leonards & Polegate

Reference Number: 1086

Hours per Week: 37

Salary: £23,832 pro rata

Job Description

Service Overview

The aim of the Sustainment Service is to support guest / host arrangements and relationships to continue for at least 12 months, and longer if possible.  The work will include regular check-in contact with sponsors and guests, proactively identifying issues which may be putting the accommodation at risk, and providing support aimed at   preventing a breakdown in the arrangement. In addition, FSO’s will support guests to access wider support to enable them to access longer-term accommodation, health and community services and employment and educational opportunities to support guests to live  independently when they leave the host accommodation.


Across East Sussex 600 households have offered to host people arriving from Ukraine and the Sustainment Service is part of the East Sussex response to people fleeing the war. People have been arriving in East Sussex since the start of February and more will be arriving to live with their hosts over the coming months.

We are therefore looking to appoint 7.2 x Floating Support Officers to our exciting new Sustainment Service in partnership with East Sussex County Council and local partners as part of the East Sussex Homes for Ukraine response to the war in Ukraine. The Service will be working with hosts who are accommodating people under the Homes for Ukraine scheme, and with guests who have come from Ukraine. The successful candidates will work closely with both hosts and guests across East Sussex to sustain sponsored placements and to support guests to successfully live independently after their sponsored placement.

Closing date

Closing Date: Monday 18 July 2022 12.00pm

Interview Date: Friday 22 July 2022

Application Pack

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Application form Criminal offences declaration formRecruitment monitoring form

How to apply

  1. Download and complete all the forms in the application pack.
  2. Attach all the completed documents to an email. The title of the email should read: (Your name): BHT job reference – (job reference number).
  3. Send your application to jobs@bht.org.uk
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