Bedford Services Night Worker

Job role: Bedford Services Night Worker

Hours: Various hours per week available.  Shifts are waking nights. 

Salary: £9.50per hour Fixed term until: 31st March 2019 (extension possible)

Location: Somewhere Safe to Stay Hub, Bedford

Annual leave: 27 days per annum + bank holidays

About SMART in Bedford

In Bedford we operate several rough sleeper and homelessness services, including the SMART Prebend Centre, the SMART night bed service, the Bedford Somewhere Safe to Stay Hub and the Initiatives Outreach service. These services are all interlinked to provide seamless support for our service users.

The SMART Prebend Centre provides a safe space for service users, who are either rough sleeping, vulnerably housed or at risk of social isolation; to get something to eat, showered, be warm and receive support until lunch time every day.

The SMART night bed service is a temporary short term night shelter space available for those sleeping rough in the county. Access to the beds is via the rough sleeper outreach services in Bedford.

The Somewhere Safe to Stay Hub, is an assessment unit run in conjunction with Bedford Borough Council to ensure all those who are presenting as homeless are presented with an option to prevent them sleeping rough. It provides a safe an comfortable environment for those who are presenting as homeless to receive both statutory and voluntary sector support.

The SMART Initiatives Outreach team, work with the service users of all of the above services to ensure support, treatment and care is provided to relieve rough sleeping in the first instance and prevent further rough sleeping thereafter, providing care coordination.

Main Purpose of the Job

  • Ensure the provision of high quality treatment services through:
  • Ensure the dignity and safety of those accessing SMART’s Bedford services
  • Establishing strong working relationships with Service Users across our Bedford services
    Maintain high professional standards, and represent SMART at all times

For a detailed breakdown of duties and responsibilities for this role download Bedford Night Worker Job Description

Benefits of working for SMART

  • Competitive salary /Flexi-time as well as generous Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Excellent pension scheme (after 3 months) and above statutory level contributions paid
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme & Employee Assistance Programme 24/7
  • Open, professional and friendly environment
  • Development support with continual personal and professional development

SMART CJS is committed to the principles of diversity and equality of opportunity and is striving to ensure that its workforce is representative of the communities it serves. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.

Clearance for this role: Enhanced DBS.


Applications must be made using the link above. CV’s will not be accepted.

This is a rolling recruitment process and will remain open until the right candidate is confirmed in post.

For further information regarding the position please contact


SMART has been delivering services to service users with Complex Needs since 1996.

Our innovative projects are designed to support recovery and reintegration into local communities, build confidence, self-esteem, develop skills and build recovery capital.

We are a small charity with a big heart; putting the service user at the centre of everything we do.

Our mission is to provide safe spaces to work with vulnerable people within our communities, empowering them to make positive changes and take control of their livesWe are proud of our culture and our values to be: Trustworthy, Respectful, Helpful and Honest

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