Vacancies

Vacancies

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

Rapid Rehousing Coordinator (Byker Bridge House)

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.

Byker Bridge House is our emergency accommodation provision in Newcastle. It’s staffed 24/7 by a team of specialist housing and support workers and offers 31 short-term bed spaces to adults facing homelessness across the city. People who come to Byker Bridge House tend to be at crisis point and are referred to us from services such as prison, probation or hospital via Newcastle City Council’s Housing Advice Centre.

This post is an exciting new role for the organisation and for the city. Developed in partnership with Newcastle City Council, the position forms part of the MHCLG Rough Sleeping Strategy. Initially funded for one year, we expect to show that it is a vital element of ending homelessness across Newcastle and that the funding will continue.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to change the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our city, managing a passionate team that is at the forefront of homelessness services. You will build strong relationships and links with external agencies to ensure residents of Byker Bridge House have effective progression plans for rapid re-housing and establish effective pathways out of temporary accommodation with a range of different providers.

Dates:
Closing date for applications: Midday, 25 February 2020
Interviews: 2 March 2020

Application process:
Please submit your completed application form to info@tynegroup.org.uk 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

Administrative Assistant (Byker Bridge House)

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.

Byker Bridge House is our emergency accommodation provision in Newcastle. It’s staffed 24/7 by a team of specialist housing and support workers and offers 31 short-term bed spaces to adults facing homelessness across the city. People who come to Byker Bridge House tend to be at crisis point and are referred to us from services such as prison, probation or hospital via Newcastle City Council’s Housing Advice Centre.

We’re currently looking to recruit a full-time administrator to join the team. This role has been newly-created following investment into the service to develop our offering in supporting vulnerable people here in Newcastle The purpose of the role is to assist with the day to day running of the service by providing invaluable administration and reception support to free up our Support Workers time in order for them to carry out their duties in supporting residents throughout their stay with us.

Dates:
Closing date for applications: Midday, 4 March 2020
Interviews: 12 March 2020

Application process:
Please submit your completed application form to info@tynegroup.org.uk 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 Supported Housing Officers

We’re seeking to recruit support staff to fill roles on a temporary basis in order to cover sickness, holidays or other gaps in service. 

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.

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.

Documents:

Application process
Please complete the attached application form and return to info@tynegroup.org.uk or by post to Tyne Housing Association Ltd, St Silas Church Building, Clifford Street, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1PG.

Part-Time Weekend and Sessional Housing Concierge Workers

To cover weekends, staff absences and night shifts. In a team of two, Housing Concierge Workers will provide a presence when housing staff are not on-site to ensure the safety and security of the accommodation and occupants, which is also conducive to cohesive neighbour and community relations. Candidates for both roles should have excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with vulnerable adults.

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.

Documents:

Application process

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

Hostel Sessional Worker

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 info@tynegroup.org.uk

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: healthcentre@tynegroup.org.uk 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: admin@ouseburnfarm.org.uk

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: bbh@tynegroup.org.uk 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.

Interested?
Make an appointment with a member of our staff by telephoning 0191 232 3698 or by emailing admin@ouseburnfarm.org.uk.

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.