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Homelessness Support Worker – Bedford>>

We have an extremely exciting opportunity for 4 people to join our new project as homelessness Support Workers and make a difference.

SMART is delighted to have been awarded funding to provide support for rough sleeping individuals to access a newly developed accommodation unit, Rogers Court. This 20-bed self-contained project will operate closely with our existing rough sleeper services, which includes outreach and tenancy sustainment. The project will accommodate rough sleepers for between 6 months to 2 years.

As a support worker at SMART, you will work across the rough sleeper pathway in Bedford. You will be instrumental in the day to day running of our services, working flexibly within a shift pattern that will include some unsociable hours.

Salary & Terms: £20,557 per annum (pro rata), full-time and part-time roles available. Will include evenings and weekends.

Various shift patterns available:

2 x 32hr Support Worker roles (daytime shifts, earlies & lates)

1 x 32hr Support Worker role (Nights)

1 x 40hr Support Worker role

1 x 24hr Support Worker role (Nights)

Location: Bedford

Key Internal Relations: Service Manager, colleagues, volunteers and service users relations

Key External Relations: Bedford Borough Council, Path2Recovery, ELFT, Bedford Borough Council and other key partners

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

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Quality & Compliance Lead>>

The Quality & Compliance lead is a key role within SMART CJS as it makes its next investment in infrastructure and governance.  This individual will provide governance, quality and systems oversight for all SMART’s services.  In addition, they will support SMART to maintain best-practice delivery across all services (one regulated and two non-regulated services).

Salary: c£40,000 – £42,000 (dependent on experience)

Location: Flexible – Oxford, Milton Keynes or Bedford (inc. some home working)

Contract: 12-month fixed term contract

Working Hours: 9am – 5pm (occasional weekend/out of hours working may be required)

Working with: Management Team, wider staff and Service Users

Others: Care Quality Commission, Local Authority Commissioners & others

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

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Substance Misuse Nurse – Residential Detoxification Service in Oxford>>

Do you have previous experience of working in substance misuse? Are you passionate about people receiving quality care that respects them, their dignity and choices? Do you believe in people’s ability to recover? This may be the post for you!

The role: Substance Misuse Nurse (Qualified Independent Prescriber preferred).

This position requires a high level of independent working and competency and provides a varied and interesting development opportunities for the right applicant. This is a rolling recruitment process and will remain open until the right candidate is found.

At SMART Howard House, Oxford, you would part of a successful, committed and caring team. The service is commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council Public Health Team and rated “Good” by the CQC.

Hours: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary or Permanent.

Salary: c.£35K – £42K + Recruitment Bonus (pro rata).

Location: Residential Detoxification Unit in Oxford.

Benefits: 27+ days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata) / 6% employer pension contribution / On-site parking / Employee Assistance/Staff Discount scheme (Staff Treats).

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SMART Trustee>>

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.

About the role: 

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.​

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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 on or 01234 344133.

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