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Volunteer Co-ordinator – Bedford>>

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly organised and adaptable individual to lead SMART’s incredible team of volunteers.

We have been awarded additional funding to provide increased support for rough sleeping individuals to access emergency beds and newly developed accommodation units . We have also secured winter funding for more paid staff and places which will be supported by volunteer resources. These will operate closely with our existing rough sleeper services, including outreach and tenancy sustainment alongside re-opening the Prebend Centre to serve lunches during the winter months.

You will build upon our existing bank of volunteers that have been unable to work with us during COVID and recruit new volunteers to ensure we can continue to operate services for those most vulnerable in our community.

The role requires you to recruit, induct and support volunteers with all parts of this new project. You will also refresh/re-start existing volunteers coming back for service after the pandemic.

Find out more and apply>>


Overnight Outreach Caseworker – Bedford>>

Are you looking to join a successful team and help rough sleepers in Bedford to get the support they need? Want to make a difference? Join us…

As a caseworker for SMART, you will have the ability to make a significant difference to those who are rough sleeping or are at risk of rough sleeping. Using goal focussed tools and techniques, you will provide support and guidance to individuals through regular structured support sessions. You will lead on the individual’s personalised support plan, based on person-centred care and addressing a wide range of issues affecting their life.

Your role will be varied and is likely to include outreach support for those rough sleeping, support for individuals residing in emergency accommodation and continuing tenancy sustainment once suitable move-on accommodation has been found. You will work across the rough sleeper pathway in Bedford.

Location: Bedford Somewhere Safe to Stay Hub (with overnight outdoor sweeps and searches)

Salary: £24,179 + unsociable hours shift allowance of £1,000, per annum (pro rata)

Working Hours: Rolling rota (4 nights on, 4 nights off) 10.30pm to 8.00am (equivalent to 37 hours per week every month)

Term: Permanent

Benefits: 27+ days annual leave (pro rata) + bank holiday / 6% employer pension contribution (after 3 months) / Employee Assistance Programme /  Staff Discount scheme.

Find out more and apply>>


Homelessness Caseworker – Bedford>>

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Caseworker to join our homelessness project in Bedford.

As a caseworker for SMART, you will have the ability to make a significant difference to those who are rough sleeping or are at risk of rough sleeping. Using goal focussed tools and techniques, you will provide support and guidance to individuals through regular structured support sessions. You will lead on the individual’s personalised support plan, based on person-centred care and addressing a wide range of issues affecting their life.

Your role will be varied and is likely to include outreach support for those rough sleeping, support for individuals residing in emergency accommodation and continuing tenancy sustainment once suitable move-on accommodation has been found. You will work across the rough sleeper pathway in Bedford.

Salary: £24,179 per annum

Location: Bedford

Working Hours: 37 hours per week, to include some weekends, early mornings and/or late nights

Benefits: 27+ days annual leave + bank holidays / 6% employer pension contribution (after 3 months)  / Employee Assistance Programme /  Staff Discount scheme (Staff Treats).

Find out more and apply>>


Homelessness Support Worker – Bedford>>

Do you want to join a dedicated team and help rough sleepers make positive change to their lives, often when they are at their lowest point? Apply now!

As a Support Worker at SMART CJS, you will be instrumental in the day to day running of our 24/7 services, working flexibly within shifts that will include some unsociable hours. The role includes:

  • Assisting caseworkers with the implementation of support plans for rough sleepers
  • Maintaining the safety and security of the building and carrying out basic office duties
  • Responding to queries and communicating with people that use our services as well as external partners and agencies.

Location: Bedford

Salary: £20,557 per annum (pro rata)

Working Hours: Full time and part time available inc. evening & weekends

Benefits: 27+ days annual leave (pro rata) + bank holiday / 6% employer pension contribution (after 3 months) / Employee Assistance Programme /  Staff Discount scheme.

Find out more and apply>> 


Residential Support Worker – Milton Keynes>>

As a Support Worker at SMART CJS, you will be instrumental in the day to day running of our 24/7 services, working flexibly within shifts that will include some unsociable hours. The role includes:

  • Assisting caseworkers with the implementation of support plans.
  • Maintaining the safety and security of the building and carrying out basic office duties
  • Responding to queries and communicating with people that use our services as well as external partners and agencies.

Location: Milton Keynes

Salary: £20,557 per annum (pro rata)

Working Hours: Full time and part time available inc. evening & weekends

Benefits: 27+ days annual leave (pro rata) + bank holiday / 6% employer pension contribution (after 3 months) / Employee Assistance Programme /  Staff Discount scheme.

Find out more and apply>>


Bank Workers – Homelessness Support – Bedford or Milton Keynes>>

We currently have urgent vacancies for homelessness bank workers at multiple locations in Bedford and Milton Keynes. Join us…

As a Support Worker at SMART CJS, you will be instrumental in the day to day running of our 24/7 services, working flexibly within shifts that will include some unsociable hours. The role includes:

  • Assisting caseworkers with the implementation of support plans for rough sleepers
  • Maintaining the safety and security of the building and carrying out basic office duties
  • Responding to queries and communicating with people that use our services as well as external partners and agencies

Salary & terms: Casual contract at £10.68 per hour. Day, night, evening and weekend shifts available.

Location: Bank Work is available across multiple locations in Bedford and Milton Keynes.

Benefits: Access to Charity Worker Discount scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, 27 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata).

Find out more and apply>> 


Bank Worker – Residential Detox Unit>>

Looking for some extra work? At least 8 hours per week? Enjoy making a difference with people who need vital support?

We are looking for a Bank Support Worker at our residential detox programme in Oxford.

Salary: £10.68 per hour for waking hours, £8.95 per hour for sleeping hours

Location: Oxford, central location

Contract: ongoing

Working Hours: Flexible hours, minimum of one shift a week *

Working with: Manager; Deputy Manager; Staff; Volunteers; Service Users

Benefits: 27+ days annual leave + bank holidays pro rata /  Employee Assistance/Staff Discount scheme (Staff Treats).

Find out more and apply>> 


SMART Trustee>>

We are currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers to bring their experience and knowledge to our board of trustees.  The board is our governing body, providing strategy and direction and ensuring we’re run according to the rules.​

Hours: Attendance at four board meetings a year. There is an expectation that trustees will wish to become actively involved in the charity which requires attendance at fundraising and other key events. ​

Salary: This is a voluntary role. In line with the Charity Commission regulations, no payment will be made for Trustee positions.​

Location: Travel to Bedford and Milton Keynes for meetings. Travel to Bedford, Milton Keynes and Oxford for key events.

Find out more and apply>>


Voluntary roles

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help in our busy services and also our Head Office. Volunteering opportunities are diverse with positions currently available in Bedford and Oxford. Take a look at how you might be able to help people to help themselves.

See a full list of voluntary roles »

Should you have any difficulty accessing any of the vacancies or downloading documents, please contact SMART Support Services supportservices@smartcjs.org.uk.


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