Get Involved

Get Involved

We are a forward-thinking, dynamic company with a ‘can-do’ approach.  Our aim is to make a difference to people’s lives and support them to be the best they can.  If you think you can make a difference then we’d like to hear from you.

To see our latest vacancies or if you would like to become a volunteer then please see information below.

Current Vacancies

Chief Executive

About the role

Well run with a healthy financial position and an excellent regional reputation for the delivery of high quality services, we believe our future lies in not only being focused on our core activities in supporting people out of exclusion, but also in developing our accommodation offer and exploring new and innovative ways to deliver an even greater impact.

To help us achieve our ambitions we are looking for a visionary leader in care and support services gained in a supported housing, mental health, probation or care and support setting. Not necessarily gained at CEO level, you will have experience of third-sector style funding, commercial and social enterprise and community activity and relish the opportunity to lead a dedicated team, grow our services and drive our strategic development.

Key contact

For an informal discussion please contact Bill Barkworth on 07706 369273 or 020 3434 0990.

How to apply

Please download and review the recruitment pack and associated documents below:

Send an up to date CV and supporting statement, detailing how you meet the criteria for this role using the person specification, along with your completed declaration form. We advise that your supporting statement is no longer than 3 pages and your CV no more than 3 pages. Your CV must contain dates worked and a brief description of your key responsibilities for each role including consultancy/project work.

Once complete, please send your application in MS Word format by email

Key Dates

Closing Date: Tues 9 Oct 2018 at 12 noon

Stage 1 Interviews: Fri 19 Oct 2018

Stage 2 Interviews:  Thu 8 Nov and Fri 9 Nov


Please ensure we receive your application in good time. If you do not receive confirmation of receipt within 24 hours of sending, please call us on 020 3434 0990. To help avoid your submission being treated as spam, please use a secure email address from which to send your application, and refer to the role and organisation in the header.

Communications and Marketing Officer

There has never been a better time to join Tyne Housing Group. In the last year we have undertaken a significant business infrastructure review. We have considered our role in the market, our financial viability and our future plans for growth. We concluded that we are best served by retaining our full independence and unique offer to vulnerable, isolated and homeless people in the Tyneside area.

Tyne Housing Group is a specialist supported housing provider operating across the five Local Authorities in Tyneside; Newcastle; Gateshead; South and North Tyneside and Northumberland. It also has a charitable subsidiary, Ouseburn Farm, which comprises an urban farm and education centre; a workshop; and a retail unit selling pre-loved furniture.  We offer supported housing, long term housing, therapeutic occupation, life skills training and access to health care. We are a registered housing provider with Homes England.

Services delivered by the Association include bed spaces for approximately 400 people with housing and support needs, a crisis emergency hostel, a medical centre, 100 long-term secure tenancy units, and a forensic mental health hostel. The subsidiary provides a visitor attraction at the farm plus education and training for vulnerable adults.

The organisation has a healthy financial position with assets and reserves. We believe that by focussing on core services, improving the efficiency of the organisation and becoming a key partner to key funding stakeholders, that it will have a viable future.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and accomplished Communications and Marketing officer to help us deliver our objectives and raise our profile. This new role has been created to help us with our message internally and externally. We want to have greater influence in the Region and the sector so need to tell our story. We want to a united organisation so need to be able to reach a diverse and dispersed workforce.

For an informal discussion please contact our Interim Chief Executive, Kevin Lowry on 0191 265 8621 or email at . More information can be gained by visiting our websites at and

To apply please send an up to date CV (maximum three pages) and a covering letter outlining why you would be interested in this role and how you fill the person specification (maximum three pages) to Louise Marsh at by Friday 28 September

Interviews will be held week commencing 15 October.

Job Description

Job Applicant Privacy Notice


Ouseburn Farm Community and Events Fundraiser

Tyne Housing has ambitious plans to grow all aspects of business, both in the housing association and in our charitable trading subsidiary, Ouseburn Farm Charity Ltd. – a registered charity that provides a community-spirited place where learning, enrichment and personal growth are offered freely to whoever needs it.

With a working community farm and cafe, ‘pre-loved’ furniture warehouse and a carpentry and upcycling workshop, all offering training and education opportunities for local people, the charity is an exciting and diverse place to work. Owing to expansion, we are now seeking an exceptional candidate to work alongside our existing Community and Events Fundraiser with the goal of generating unrestricted income to support the charity’s operations, with a focus on events-based fundraising activity. A key element of the role will involve developing, organising and delivering fundraising events and activities throughout the year, including seasonally-based events such as Halloween, Christmas, Eid, Diwali, Easter, etc. and linking to local events like the Ouseburn Festival, Late Shows and Newcastle Pride.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in generating income through community fundraising and events, with at least one year’s experience working within a charitable or not-for-profit organisation. An understanding of compliance and best practice related to fundraising, along with strong communication, negotiation and organisational skills are essential. A flexible ‘can do’ attitude and the ability to enthuse and motivate others is a must.

In return we can offer a truly unique work environment, with 136 hours’ annual leave (including bank holidays), a paid day off for your birthday and a generous company pension scheme. Our aim is to make a difference to people’s lives and support them to be the best they can be. If you feel you can make a difference, we want to hear from you.


Job Description

Application Form

Person Specification

Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Key dates:

Closing date for applications is Friday September 14th.

Interviews will take place on 01/10/18.

If you would like to discuss the post, please contact Louise Wilson on 0191 2658621.


Application process:

Please submit your completed application form to:

Tyne Housing Association, St Silas Church Building, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1PG

Or you can return your form by email at:

If you have not heard from us by 28th september, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Tyne Housing Association Ltd is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities Employer.



All staff are employed subject to the successful completion of a six month probationary period.

Other terms and conditions will be as stated in the Terms and Conditions document.

All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Applicant Information:

Application Form

Job Description

Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Key Dates:

Closing Date – Midday Friday 5th October

Application process:

Please submit your completed application form to:

Tyne Housing Association, St Silas Church Building, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1PG

Or you can return your form by email at:

Project Cleaner

All staff are employed subject to the successful completion of a six month probationary period.

Other terms and conditions will be as stated in the Terms and Conditions document.

All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Applicant Information:

Application Form

Job Description

Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Key Dates:

Closing Date – Midday Monday 24th September

Application process:

Please submit your completed application form to:

Tyne Housing Association, St Silas Church Building, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1PG

Or you can return your form by email at:

Weekend and Sessional Housing Concierge Workers

Our vision is to ‘support people to be the best they can’ and this is what we want you to be – the best. Due to recent growth we are looking for new staff members to join our concierge team.

We offer a wide range of options for customers seeking accommodation, complemented by a number of services including a health centre, training, education and volunteering opportunities.

We are seeking to appoint a number of posts within our new Concierge service.  The purpose of the post is to provide an on-site presence at supported accommodation owned or leased by Tyne Housing, which may include waking cover overnight and/or at weekends.
The post will generally be lone working providing a presence when support staff are not on site to ensure the safety and security of the building and occupants, which is also conducive to cohesive neighbour and community relations.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking organisation. We have recently enhanced our range of staff benefits, including giving everyone a day off on their birthday, and are modernising how we deliver services. We have a strong commitment to staff engagement where everyone’s views and experiences are valued and you have the chance to shape our future.

Working with a dedicated, committed and caring group of staff, Board and partners these posts will appeal to anyone who wants to make a positive impact.

We are a forward-thinking, dynamic company with a ‘can-do’ approach. Our aim is to make a difference to people’s lives and support them to be the best they can.  If you think you can make a difference, then we’d like to hear from you.

Weekend and Sessional Concierge Workers – to cover staff absence, weekend and night shifts

12.5 hour shifts – £8.99 per hour


Application process

Please complete the attached application form, criminal convictions disclosure and nationality / immigration status form and return these to or by post to Tyne Housing Association Ltd, St Silas Church Building, Clifford Street, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1PG.

Hostel Sessional Worker

12.5 hours day or night shift (£114 per session)

Tyne Housing Association regularly uses Sessional Workers to cover sickness & holiday at our hostels in Newcastle and North Tyneside.

If you are interested in applying then please click on the links below:

Completed forms should be returned by email to

Become a Volunteer

Becoming a Volunteer

We are always looking to recruit new volunteers, to enhance the services we provide to our clients and to provide valuable opportunities for members of the community to gain experience in our fields of work. All of our volunteers are given the opportunity to take part in the work related training that we offer to employees.

The range of projects include;

Joseph Cowen Health Care Centre

This drop-in centre provides healthcare advice services to homeless men and women and those who cannot register with a GP. The centre offers a needle exchange service, food vouchers, private rooms as well as the opportunity of a welcome cup of tea, warm bath and shower and change of clothing. As a volunteer, you would assist the staff team in the running of the centre, providing advice to centre users.

The centre also runs a weekly emergency GP service with the help of Dr Joe Kelliher. The service is held every Wednesday morning between 9.00am and 12.00pm and is available on a first-come first-served basis to homeless men and women and those who cannot register with a GP.

For further information contact: or 01912658621

Ouseburn Farm

Ouseburn Farm is a community project providing educational classrooms and workshops for vulnerable adults or adults who may be chronically excluded.

The farm provides life skills training to adults with learning disabilities who assist in the day to day running of the farm by tending the animals, growing various plants and vegetables, and working in the farm’s café. All trainees and volunteers receive food handling and hygiene training.

Ouseburn Farm receives educational visits from schools throughout the region.
The Farm is expanding as a community resource and needs volunteers to help. Experience is not necessary as staff are available to give advice and direction and all volunteers will be able to access appropriate training provided by Tyne Housing. Volunteering at Ouseburn Farm provides an excellent opportunity for those wishing to gain skills in agriculture and horticulture,and providing support to vulnerable adults.

For further information contact:

Hostels and Supported Housing

Tyne Housing has a large number of well established supported housing projects. Each person living in our supported housing has a personalised support plan completed in partnership with their residential support worker. Due to the personal nature of our work with residents of supported housing and the difficult nature of some of the issues they face, we do not feel it is appropriate for volunteers to give support directly to our service users. However, we are keen for volunteers with specific interests and skills to work with our staff in facilitating group activities with service users, particularly in sports, arts and leisure activities. We are open to all suggestions for activities that could be of therapeutic benefit, or increase the confidence and social skills of our service users.

For further information contact: or 01912240201

Furniture Restoration Workshop

Residents can attend educational therapy workshops to learn new skills, engage in learning and socialise.  The workshops receive donations of furniture, restores them and then sells them to raise much needed funds for our Ouseburn Farm charity. Volunteers help us by selling items in the shop, collecting and delivering items and passing on any skills they have to participants.

We are looking for individuals (18yrs+) who would like to offer their time in running the stores. Van drivers (21yrs+) are essential for the transportation of items to and from the workshop. We are keen to meet individuals with previous customer service, sales and retail experience but this is in no way essential as training and support will be provided.

All volunteers will have an enhanced DBS check prior to being accepted for volunteering activities.

It is very important for our service users and trainees that anyone working with them, whether in a paid or voluntary capacity is both punctual and reliable.

Volunteers are required to adhere to a range of policies including the associations code of conduct.

For further information call 01912651360

If you are interested in any of these volunteering roles then we’d like to hear from you.  To download an application form for volunteer work, please click here.

Volunteer Vacancies

Ouseburn Farm

Our inner city farm strives to meet the needs of the community in many different ways including education, recreation, events and community projects, arts and entertainment. We are a farm committed to growing the skills of everyone that comes to the farm.

Without the help of committed volunteers, we could not continue this work. Many of our volunteers have great skills that are very useful to the farm, and we want to give as many opportunities for volunteers to develop their skills, build their confidence and be provided with stepping stone in preparation for work.

We are particularly interested in anyone who would like to become a mentor to one of our adult placement trainees in all areas of our training.

No matter how much or how little of your time you can give, if you have a particular skill you can bring to the farm that you would like to share, then we would like to hear from you.

Make an appointment with a member of our staff by telephoning 0191 232 3698 or by emailing

All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. For further information and an application form, please click on the above job titles or write to: Tyne Housing Association, St Silas Church Building, Clifford Street, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1PG.

Meet Daniel - Residential Support Worker

Daniel works as a residential support worker for Tyne Housing. He joined Tyne Housing in 2014 after working in various other roles over a period of 10 years.

His role is to provide day-to-day support for up to 15 residents by teaching them essential skills such as budgeting, applying for jobs, accessing services and cooking skills to enable them move on with their tenancy and live independently.

Commenting on his role, He said: “We provide the necessary support to help residents move on with their lives. Everybody’s needs are different so some residents are with us for up to six months while others are more longer term and need continued support but there is nothing more satisfying than seeing those residents regaining their confidence and motivation to be able to move on and live independently.”

Meet Daniel

Meet George - Volunteer

George Bannister has been a volunteer with Tyne Housing since February 2016. He gives up his time six days per week to manage our charity store on Wilfred Street in Byker.

As a current resident of Tyne Housing, he volunteers his time because he wants to give something back to the community.

He also volunteered at Community Furniture in Newcastle for two years before applying to help out at Tyne Housing. Initially, he went out on the van for collections and deliveries but over time, has been given more responsibility and is now managing the store which includes educational workshops and a training kitchen selling items to raise much needed funds for Ouseburn Farm. He handles telephone enquiries, cash payments and organises collections and deliveries.

George said: “I used to be heavy drinker but now I am on the straight and narrow and volunteering gives me something to focus on rather than just being stuck in a rut. It’s better than sitting in the house. I love meeting people and it gives me great satisfaction and pleasure that I am giving something back to the community. I would definitely recommend it.”

Meet George