Waking Night Worker #1081

Project: Archway

Location: Brighton & Hove

Reference Number: 1081

Hours per Week: 37 over a 2 week rolling rota

Salary: £26,144 per annum

Job Description

Are you looking for a rewarding and interesting job within a friendly and supportive team?  Do you have excellent interpersonal skills and feel motivated to help people with mental health needs to find their feet and move forwards positively?

 If so, BHT Sussex is looking for Waking Night Worker’s to join our team at the Archway Project.

We offer:

  • A supportive team and management
  • A culture of continuous development and creative support
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • A competitive salary for comparative roles in the field
  • A £400 reward on the completion of your probation period
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme 5.5% employer’s pension contribution (the level of this is reviewed annually).
  • Generous Annual Leave entitlement

Archway consists of two residential properties in Hove:

Stepdown at Sackville Gardens is a 5-bed service providing short term (up to 16 weeks), intensive support for people who are medically fit to leave hospital, but do not have a residential service available to immediately support them on a longer-term basis. This service provides double-cover, 24 hours a day.  This is an exciting pilot scheme planned for a duration of 7 months.

Portland Road is a 9-bed residential service providing transitional placements for up to two years with the aim of helping clients move on to less supported accommodation.

Most clients move into Archway after time in hospital. We bridge the gap between hospital and the community by encouraging people to gain a greater understanding of what keeps them well, safe and motivated, as well as supporting them to move on to accommodation tailored to their individual needs in the future.

We adopt a person-centred and holistic approach to support, with an emphasis on client involvement and co-production.

Both properties are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and have a rating of ‘Outstanding’

A quote from an Archway client:

“Archway has changed my life for the better.  Being at Archway has made me more confident, aware of my own circumstances and helped me move away from a bad time”

Job summary

We are looking for Waking Night Workers to join our new pilot at Sackville Gardens.  This is an exciting opportunity to be part of shaping a new service and delivering much needed support to those in need. The contact is fixed term with the option to extend.

The Waking Night Support Worker will:

  • Deliver support to clients with a diverse range of needs
  • Provide empathic and responsive person-centred support to clients with enduring mental health needs and Support with all aspects of positive behaviour change, empowerment, and motivation
  • Contribute to the wellbeing and physical and psychological safety of residents
  • Administer medication
  • Work as part of a reflective and supportive team, contributing to co-production and service development


The salary is paid monthly in arrears and will commence at £23,832 per annum plus an anti-social hour’s enhancement of £2,312 per annum which equates to £13.58 per hour.  A 5.5% employer’s pension contribution is also paid. The level of this contribution is reviewed annually.

Hours of Work

37 weekly hours in a fortnightly shift pattern, covering alternative weekends.  An example of the hours of shift are 10pm-8.30am.

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.  The role will include working on some bank holidays as part of the team rota for which “time of in lieu” will be granted

We regret that we are unable to reply to every job applicant.  However, if you are called for interview, you will be notified within seven days of the closing date.

An Enhanced DBS Check (Disclosure and Barring Service) is required on all successful applicants as a condition of employment for this post.

BHT operates an Equal Opportunities Policy

As an employer we prioritise the safety of our workforce and clients therefore we promote the uptake of Covid19 vaccinations.

Closing date

Closing Date: Monday 30 May 2022 12.00pm

Interview Date: Tuesday 7 June 2022

Application Pack

Job DetailsJob DescriptionPerson Specification

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