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

Voluntary Board Member Recruitment

Now that Government have issued a Strategy to address rough sleeping, and a Social Housing Green paper that addresses other housing market issues we feel well placed to play an increasingly important role in the region.

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 direct access 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.

We also act as a managing agent providing housing management and maintenance services, support and care and facilities management to a number of agencies.

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. The Board also recognise that this viable future will require some level of corporate improvement to achieve.

We are looking to recruit up to four new Board members. We are interested in candidates who have skills and experience in the following fields:

  • Social housing provision and management
  • Development, build or acquisition of assets
  • Homelessness and social care
  • Working with people with addictions
  • Mental health services

These are unpaid positions but we pay all reasonable expenses as well as invest in our members’ development. Board meetings are held bi-monthly and generally late afternoon/early evening. There may be other meetings of sub-committees; task and finish groups and away days.

Additionally, our chair will be retiring later this year and we will be seeking to recruit his replacement from incumbent board members.

Applications are particularly welcomes from BME, people with disabilities and those who may have experienced homelessness.

For an informal discussion please contact our Company Secretary, Marie Graham on 0191 265 8621 or email at

To apply please send an up to date CV (maximum three pages) and a covering letter outlining why you would seek to be a Board member of Tyne Housing (maximum three pages) to Marie Graham at the address above by Friday 22nd February.

Interviews TBC

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