Resident Adult, St Andrews area

Resident Adult, St Andrews area

An opportunity to gain invaluable experience working with and supporting young people, through modelling independent living skills in a shared accommodation environment.  You will have your own secure room, sharing facilities with the young people you are supporting.  Your accommodation cost will be covered through accommodation offset.  This role offers you a unique opportunity to develop your understanding of the challenges that many young people face and how they can be supported to overcome them.

1625 Independent People (1625ip) is a leading youth homeless charity based in the South West, working with over 2,500 young people. We have strong local partnerships and adhere to the best practice in the sector, thereby building trusting relationships between young people and 1625ip staff is at the core of our work.

What we are looking for:

  • You have the ability to work towards building positive engagement and rapport with young people.
  •  You have the motivation and energy to facilitate fun and skill based house activities, assisting residents with developing their independent living skills.
  •  You have an enthusiastic approach to the role, working on your own initiative alongside working closely with the housing team to ensure a safe and thriving environment is maintained.
  •  You are able to maintain professional boundaries and offer clear and consistent responses to young people who may present challenging behaviour, be at times chaotic, distressed and have learned not to trust.
  •  You are confident in making effective decisions that safeguard and promote the welfare of young people and manage risk.

What you will be doing:

  • Holding house meetings and 1-2-1 skill based support sessions with residents, working flexibly, 12 hours over the week
  • Joint working and weekly contact with the Supported Housing Officer managing the property.

What we are offering:

  •  A great opportunity to develop your skills working with young people.
  •  Flexible working, Pension contribution of 4% and UK Healthcare Employee membership (Level 1).
  •  Regular supervisions, Reflective Practice, multi team working in a Psychologically Informed Environment and the opportunity to gain valuable experience and training opportunities.Accommodation offset.

Contract details:

  • Hours per week: 12 Hours per week whilst living-in
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Pay: £2,502.86 per annum
  • The location: You will be based In the St Andrews area of Bristol, close to Bristol’s main train and bus stations as well as the vibrant city centre. You will be a part of the Dispersed Housing Team and you will be line managed by Tracey Rouemaine, Deputy Housing Manger.

Application information:

  • Please see the Job Pack for more information.
  • To arrange to have an informal chat about the role, please contact Tracey Rouemaine on 0117 317 7095, tracey.rouemaine@1625ip/
  • If you have any queries, please email

Important dates:

  • Application deadline closes: 23:59, 1 January 2019
  • If you have not heard from us by 3 January 2019 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
  • Interviews are on 4 January 2019 (we may be able to accommodate alternative times if you cannot attend on that date).

Covering Letter Guidance
Please note that the online application form cannot be saved until it is fully complete.  We recommend that you prepare your Covering Letter before you start the online application.  

In your Covering Letter, please tell us how your personal qualities, knowledge and experience meet the criteria of this post.  Your Covering Letter will form the most important basis on which your skills, experience and personal attributes will be tested against the job criteria.  Without it, your application cannot progress to the shortlisting stage. 

You should refer to the Person Specification document within the Job Pack and cover only the elements that are tested at this stage of the recruitment process.  Elements that only have the word ‘interview’ next to them will be tested at the next stage of the process and do not need to be covered in your letter. 


Equal opportunities for everyone:
We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check.

We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers.  We also pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented.
Please see our Policies section on the website, for further information.   If you need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process, please let us know as soon as possible.