Relief Warden 2020

Thorngate Living seeks a lively, self-motivated Relief Warden to join the Warden team. Providing relief cover across our three sheltered housing schemes and actively supporting residents, this is a part-time position.

We seek a self-motivated, caring and organised part-time Relief Warden to join Thorngate Living’s Warden team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing support and cover across Thorngate Churcher Trust's three housing schemes at Elizabeth Court, Thorngate Court and Melrose Gardens.

Reporting to the Housing Support Manager, the role is responsible for:

Housing and building management: typically noting and reporting on the condition of the building and equipment, showing prospective residents around, managing the cleaner, the security of all buildings, liaising with Gosport Borough Council and other partner agencies to obtain and/or exchange information as required, monitoring residents compliance with their Licence and keeping accurate records.

Support: responding, when on duty, without delay to emergency calls. Providing assistance to residents and, when appropriate, keeping next of kin appraised of developments and issues arising. Checking in daily with residents, with minimum intervention, and arranging and/or providing short-term assistance and support. Ensuring residents have access to a wide range of social activities on site and facilitating access to these as required. 

Variable working pattern: the Relief Warden will provide support to live-in Wardens whilst they are, for example, on holiday which will mean daily working hours of 0900 - 1700 or 0900 - 1300 or 0900 - 1100. On rare occasions the role may require night time hours which will mean staying on site throughout the night on an on-call basis. The role is offered on a part-time basis of 52 hours a month (average 12 hours a week).

Thorngate Churcher Trust offers a pension scheme, a friendly working environment, attractive location and free parking. Remuneration (annual equivalent) for this part time appointment is circa £5,254.

If you share our values, have relevant experience and are interested in this varied and challenging role during an exciting period of growth and development for the Trust, please download the person specification from our website.  All applications (either a completed application form from our website or a CV, which covers all aspects outlined in our online application form) should be emailed to 

Thorngate Living is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community. The right applicant will be keen to champion the Trust’s mission and values.

Personal applications only please – no agencies.


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