Team Leader #1068

Project: East Sussex Floating Support Service

Location: Lewes & Wealden

Reference Number: 1068

Hours per Week: 37

Salary: £29,349 per annum pro rata

Job Description

Project Details

The service provides short-term housing-related support across the whole of East Sussex for vulnerable people, aged 16+, who require support to live independently.  The service aims to minimise the risk of homelessness and address inappropriate housing.

What the service provides

Our team of experienced Floating Support Officers provide flexible, personalised, and appropriate short term housing support for people with a range of needs, including managing the home, managing a tenancy and money management. Support is provided in people’s own homes, via phone or video call or in the community.

The service also signposts individuals and/or carers and family members as appropriate, to health and social care services, education, training, employment and support voluntary, community services that will assist with accessing and maintaining their housing and ability to live independently for longer.

Job Summary

The Team Leader in the West of the County will be one of eight Team Leaders for the Service.

You will be responsible for supervising and managing a team of approx. 10 staff – Floating Support Workers and Groupwork Facilitators – working with the relevant Operational Service Manager to manage Floating Support teams that collaborate and share work, knowledge and skills, and provide practical support and cover for each other.

The role will include the ability to work with the Assistant Director, Senior Manager and Operational Service Managers to develop service provision, along with the responsibility for staff management, support work and monitoring.  You will ensure an empowering, innovative and client centred service is provided to meet the aims and goals of the service, clients, commissioners, and partner organisations.


The salary is paid monthly in arrears and will commence at £29,349 per annum.   A 5.5% employer’s pension contribution is also paid. The level of this contribution is reviewed annually.

Essential Car User Allowance where applicable is paid at £1,218 per annum.

Hours of Work

The hours of work for this post will be 37 hours per week. Working 9am-5pm, Monday – Friday, you will be based at our offices in Polegate.

BHT Sussex does not pay overtime but will grant time off in lieu if agreed by the service manager.

Annual Holidays

The annual leave entitlement will be 185 hours (25 working days), rising 1 day for each year of service to a maximum of 222 hours (30 days) pro rata.  All public bank holidays are granted with two extra statutory days, to be taken over the Christmas period

Closing date

Closing Date: Sunday 22 May 2022 12.00pm

Interview Date: Thursday 26 May 2022

Application Pack

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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).
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