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It takes all sorts of skills and people to ensure that we deliver the highest quality services and support to people impacted by homelessness across London. We are looking for passionate and inclusive people to help us make a lasting difference to lives and communities.

Please see all current vacancies below. You can also read more about what it is like to work for us here.

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Senior Support Worker

Closing date10th March 2024

Are you looking for a new care and support opportunity? If you are passionate about making a real difference through supporting vulnerable people, we would love to hear from you!

We have a Senior Support Worker role in one of our supported housing services in Croydon. The role builds on customer care, health and safety, flexibility, adaptability, and other skills to assist homeless individuals who are unable to live independently, by offering them the practical and emotional support they need to regain their independence.?

The vacancy is at Alexandra House a purpose built 80-bed service for single homeless people aged 18-65. Conveniently located, we are a 5-minute walk from East Croydon Station, offering excellent transport links across London and beyond. Some parking is available on site for colleagues depending on demand.

Our customers come with a range of support needs, such as those associated with mental health, care leaver status, probation, ex-offending, domestic violence, learning disabilities and asylum seeking.

The support for each customer is person-centred, requires creative energy and is hugely rewarding for colleagues as well as life changing for our customers. This means embracing a dynamic work environment where each day presents unique challenges, offering valuable opportunities for personal and professional growth.

You will join a lively, supportive, and friendly team to work together to provide an excellent service for our adult customers. As the Senior Support worker you will need to able to lead by example and provide support and supervision to colleagues on shift.

You will be required to support a caseload of at least 10 customers to:

  • Identify their strengths as part of our asset-based approach and identify their needs, opportunities, rights, and responsibilities to enable them to move onto to independent living
  • Plan and set targets to achieve and take appropriate action to meet their goals and aspirations
  • Take part in activities and provide them with opportunities that generate aspiration and confidence

A key part of the role is enabling customers to gain necessary support from other agencies so you will need to be able to network/build relationships with those in other organisations and support customers through their processes to access the support they need such as accessing benefits, housing and education.

You need knowledge of safeguarding and how this may apply in the day-to-day work we do as well as. understanding of the reasons why people become homeless and the needs and challenges they face and of statutory as well as the voluntary resources available to homeless people.?

Evolve Housing + Support is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community, including people who have experienced homelessness themselves. Equality, diversity and inclusion are key objectives for us, and we reflect this in our recruitment practices, actively seeking applications from all parts of the community regardless of race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.???

You will need to have the correct right to work in the UK in place, as Evolve does not have a sponsorship license.

Please ensure that your answers give a clear outline of how your application meets the criteria for this role using the included job description and person specification.?

You will need to be able to work shifts on a pre-planned rolling rota - 5 /7 days a week including mornings (from 7am), evenings (to 10pm) - these also include mid shifts and weekends.

In return, we can offer you:?

  • Over 6 weeks holiday per annum (rising with service)?
  • Ability to buy or sell additional one week holiday per annum?
  • Employee paid DBS checks?
  • Occupational sick pay??
  • Employer contributory pension scheme?
  • 4 x Life Assurance?
  • Medical Cash Back Plan?
  • Yulife Employee Assistance & Rewards Programme?
  • Cycle to work scheme?
  • Full training and induction programme??

About us

Evolve is a leading homelessness charity in London, providing housing and support to over 1,300 people each year.

Our aim is to help children, young people and adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to become independent and resilient. We believe in building on people’s strengths, aspirations and goals to help them break the cycle of homelessness.

We offer a programme of support tailored to meet people’s individual needs, including housing, employment and skills training, mentoring and counselling. We work with young parents and children at risk of exclusion to build the skills and resilience that can help prevent homelessness. We campaign to end street homelessness. We build affordable homes to help people move on to an independent life.



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Location Croydon

Salary £27,537

Contract type Permanent

Fundraising Volunteers

Closing date10th March 2024

This role would suit a person who is organised, passionate and interested in making a difference to their local community. You will work with our fundraising team to raise funds for Evolve’s work supporting Londoners impacted by homelessness.

This would be a great opportunity to gain fundraising and marketing experience at a leading London homelessness charity.

What will the role involve?

You will work with the Fundraising Partnerships Executive (FPE) and Communications and Fundraising Manager on the following:

  • Finding local fundraising opportunities and events.
  • Approaching individuals, schools, universities, shops, and commercial organisations for sponsorship and donations, according to priorities agreed with the team.
  • Helping to thank and steward people who donate to Evolve.
  • Updating our database with your research and approaches, in coordination with the FPE.
  • Representing Evolve at events with or on behalf of the team, including bucket collection opportunities.
  • Putting up posters or handing out flyers

Desired skills & experience:

  • A professional and friendly telephone manner
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Confidence in speaking with the public
  • Organised, with good numeracy skills
  • Previous sales or fundraising experience would be a bonus but not essential
  • Commitment to work in compliance with Evolve’s policies and procedures.

How much time should you offer? Where will you be based?

We are looking for volunteers who can commit to at least half a day every two weeks. We are very open to doing more, but this is a minimum. Ideally you will stay with us for at least 6 months, giving you time to get to know the organisation and our local communities.

What will we expect from you?

  • Commit to volunteering with us for at least 6 months.
  • Maintain the confidential information of the organisation and of its users.
  • Read and comply with Evolve’s policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Attend any relevant training.
  • Raise any concerns at the earliest opportunity.
  • Act in a professional way whenever you represent Evolve.
  • Give us as much notice as possible should you be unable to attend or carry out your volunteer role with us anymore.

What can we offer in return?

  • Experience working within the charity sector.
  • A full induction and training, including learning about the causes of homelessness and Evolve’s approach.
  • The opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people.
  • Ongoing supervision and support from the Fundraising + Communications Team.
  • Travel expenses within zones 1-6 (or as otherwise agreed) and lunch expenses if working over 4 hours per day.
  • Job references or LinkedIn recommendation after 6 months volunteering with us.

If you would like to apply, or have any questions, please contact Jack Ithell at jack.ithell@evolvehousing.org.uk



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Location South London

Salary - Expenses only

Contract type Temporary

Senior Support Worker (Enhanced)

Closing date3rd March 2024

Are you looking for a new care and support opportunity? If you are passionate about making a real difference through supporting vulnerable people, we would love to hear from you!

We have an Enhanced Senior Support Worker role in one of our supported housing services in Croydon. The role builds on customer care, health and safety, flexibility, adaptability, and other skills to assist homeless individuals who are unable to live independently, by offering them the practical and emotional support they need to regain their independence.?

The vacancy is at Ingram Court – a purpose built 44-bed service for single homeless people aged 16-22. Conveniently located, we are a 10-minute walk from West Croydon Station, offering excellent transport links across London and beyond. Some parking is available on site for colleagues depending on demand.

Our customers come with a range of support needs, such as those associated with mental health, care leaver status, probation, ex-offending, domestic violence, learning disabilities and asylum seeking.

The support for each customer is person-centred, requires creative energy and is hugely rewarding for colleagues as well as life changing for our customers. This means embracing a dynamic work environment where each day presents unique challenges, offering valuable opportunities for personal and professional growth.

You will join a lively, supportive, and friendly team to work together to provide an excellent service for our adult customers. As the Enhanced Senior Support worker you will need to able to lead by example and provide support and supervision to colleagues on shift.

You will be required to support a caseload of at least 10 customers to:

  • Identify their strengths as part of our asset-based approach and identify their needs, opportunities, rights, and responsibilities to enable them to move onto to independent living
  • Plan and set targets to achieve and take appropriate action to meet their goals and aspirations
  • Take part in activities and provide them with opportunities that generate aspiration and confidence

A key part of the role is enabling customers to gain necessary support from other agencies so you will need to be able to network/build relationships with those in other organisations and support customers through their processes to access the support they need such as accessing benefits, housing and education.

You need knowledge of safeguarding and how this may apply in the day-to-day work we do as well as. understanding of the reasons why people become homeless and the needs and challenges they face and of statutory as well as the voluntary resources available to homeless people.?

Evolve Housing + Support is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community, including people who have experienced homelessness themselves. Equality, diversity and inclusion are key objectives for us, and we reflect this in our recruitment practices, actively seeking applications from all parts of the community regardless of race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.???

You will need to have the correct right to work in the UK in place, as Evolve does not have a sponsorship license.

Please ensure that your answers give a clear outline of how your application meets the criteria for this role using the included job description and person specification.?

You will need to be able to work shifts on a pre-planned rolling rota - 5 /7 days a week including mornings (from 7am), evenings (to 10pm) - these also include mid shifts and weekends.

In return, we can offer you:?

  • Over 6 weeks holiday per annum (rising with service)?
  • Ability to buy or sell additional one week holiday per annum?
  • Employee paid DBS checks?
  • Occupational sick pay??
  • Employer contributory pension scheme?
  • 4 x Life Assurance?
  • Medical Cash Back Plan?
  • Yulife Employee Assistance & Rewards Programme?
  • Cycle to work scheme?
  • Full training and induction programme??

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Location Croydon

Salary £29,831

Contract type Permanent

Senior Youth Mentor

Closing date3rd March 2024

We are looking for a Senior Youth Mentor role to work in this key role as part of our Communities team. The role builds on customer care, safeguarding, flexibility, adaptability, and other skills to assist young people by offering them the practical and emotional support they need to regain their independence through mentoring.

This is a fixed term role that will end on 21/03/2025

This role will take place in young people’s services at Evolve and within the local community doing outreach, including schools and local authority buildings.

The jobholder will work with young people with complex needs who may have been excluded from life, education or their home. This project supports young people across five South London areas and works in tandem with other support roles and service based colleagues at Evolve.

The role will engage with statutory services and work alongside refers such as social workers, schools and police to help mentor the young people. A key part of the role is enabling customers to gain necessary support from other agencies so you will need to be able to network/build relationships with those in other organisations and support customers through their processes to access the support they need such as accessing benefits, housing and education.

You need knowledge of safeguarding and how this may apply in the day-to-day work we do as well as understanding of the reasons why people become homeless and the needs and challenges they face and of statutory as well as the voluntary resources available to homeless people.?

Evolve Housing + Support is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community, including people who have experienced homelessness themselves. Equality, diversity and inclusion are key objectives for us, and we reflect this in our recruitment practices, actively seeking applications from all parts of the community regardless of race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.???

You will need to have the correct right to work in the UK in place, as Evolve does not have a sponsorship license.

Please ensure that your answers give a clear outline of how your application meets the criteria for this role using the included job description and person specification.

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Location London

Salary £27,537

Contract type Temporary

Support Worker

Closing date5th March 2024

Are you looking for a new care and support opportunity? If you are passionate about making a real difference through supporting vulnerable people, we would love to hear from you!

We have a Support Worker role in one of our supported housing services in Croydon. The role builds on customer care, health and safety, flexibility, adaptability, and other skills to assist homeless individuals who are unable to live independently, by offering them the practical and emotional support they need to regain their independence.?

Based in Croydon, the Mental Health Step Down service consists of Eva House, Emily House and Crocus House and supports 27 people up to 65 years of age experiencing mental ill health

Our customers come with a range of support needs, such as those associated with mental health, care leaver status, probation, ex-offending, domestic violence, learning disabilities and asylum seeking.

The support for each customer is person-centred, requires creative energy and is hugely rewarding for colleagues as well as life changing for our customers. This means embracing a dynamic work environment where each day presents unique challenges, offering valuable opportunities for personal and professional growth.

You will join a lively, supportive, and friendly team to work together to provide an excellent service for our adult customers. As the Enhanced Senior Support worker you will need to able to lead by example and provide support and supervision to colleagues on shift.

You will be required to support a caseload of at least 10 customers to:

  • Identify their strengths as part of our asset-based approach and identify their needs, opportunities, rights, and responsibilities to enable them to move onto to independent living
  • Plan and set targets to achieve and take appropriate action to meet their goals and aspirations
  • Take part in activities and provide them with opportunities that generate aspiration and confidence

A key part of the role is enabling customers to gain necessary support from other agencies so you will need to be able to network/build relationships with those in other organisations and support customers through their processes to access the support they need such as accessing benefits, housing and education.

You need knowledge of safeguarding and how this may apply in the day-to-day work we do as well as. understanding of the reasons why people become homeless and the needs and challenges they face and of statutory as well as the voluntary resources available to homeless people.?

Evolve Housing + Support is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community, including people who have experienced homelessness themselves. Equality, diversity and inclusion are key objectives for us, and we reflect this in our recruitment practices, actively seeking applications from all parts of the community regardless of race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.???

You will need to have the correct right to work in the UK in place, as Evolve does not have a sponsorship license.

Please ensure that your answers give a clear outline of how your application meets the criteria for this role using the included job description and person specification.?

You will need to be able to work shifts on a pre-planned rolling rota - 5 /7 days a week including mornings (from 7am), evenings (to 10pm) - these also include mid shifts and weekends.

In return, we can offer you:?

  • Over 6 weeks holiday per annum (rising with service)?
  • Ability to buy or sell additional one week holiday per annum?
  • Employee paid DBS checks?
  • Occupational sick pay??
  • Employer contributory pension scheme?
  • 4 x Life Assurance?
  • Medical Cash Back Plan?
  • Yulife Employee Assistance & Rewards Programme?
  • Cycle to work scheme?
  • Full training and induction programme??

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Location Croydon

Salary £26,390

Contract type Permanent

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