Since 1973, Tyne has stood by the North East’s most vulnerable people. Through our housing, support, healthcare, training and investment in communities, we help to get people to a better place.

This year we’ve supported over 1,000 people across the region, working to tackle some of society’s most pressing challenges around homelessness, isolation, addiction, mental health and more. We do it because we believe in people and we see potential in every person.


Interested in a career with Tyne? Take a look at our latest vacancies below.

Current Vacancies

Senior Supported Housing Officer

Supported Housing has been at the heart of Tyne since we were established in 1973. Today we have over 360 bed-spaces made up of shared houses, specialist supported provisions, smaller shared flats and self-contained flats. Our housing model is always designed to focus on the individual’s own personal needs, meeting them where they are, building a trusting relationship and working together in partnership to get to a better place.

We’re currently looking to recruit a senior supported housing officer to join our passionate team here at Tyne. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in our work to support some of the most vulnerable people across the region. Working in collaboration with our partner agencies and your internal team you’ll be responsible for providing intensive housing management and practical support to those that live with us.

Please note: This post requires you to have a full UK driving licence with use of your own vehicle.

Closing date: Midday 28 May 2020

Application process:
Please submit your completed application form to or send to our head office at:
Tyne Housing Association, St Silas Church Building, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1PG
Please note, we do not accept CV’s, Successful applicants will undergo an enhanced disclosure and barring check.

Tyne Housing Association is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities Employer.
Tyne Housing Association is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefits Societies Act 2014 number 21011R and is a charitable housing association

Sessional Worker (Byker Bridge House & Westbridge)

To apply for a sessional post please fill in this online application form and we will come back to you if you meet the post criteria.

To find out more download the job description here.

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.