Resident Warden

Thorngate Living seeks a lively, self-motivated Resident Warden to join the team. Based at Melrose Gardens, actively supporting residents and responsible for managing the buildings.


Thorngate Churcher Trust, one of the UK’s leading almshouse charities, seeks a self-motivated, caring and organised part-time Warden to join Thorngate Living’s Warden team. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering the Trust’s strategy at one or our sheltered housing schemes.The role will also provide cover for the Trust’s other sheltered housing schemes in Gosport.

Reporting to the Housing and 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 resident’s compliance with their Licence and keeping accurate records.

Support: responding, when on duty, without delay to emergency calls. Providing assistance to residents and 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. 

An example of the working pattern might be:

Week1: 2 x 8 and 2 x 4

Week2: 4 x 8

Week3 4 x 8 and 2 x 4

Week4: 3 x 8 and 2 x 4

In addition, 24 hour cover is to be provided on an 'on call' basis for 15 days in every 4 weeks. 

The Trust offers an attractive salary, on-site accommodation, pension scheme, a friendly working environment, attractive location, free parking and the opportunity to study for further qualifications. Remuneration is for a 26 hour week at a competitive rate of pay.

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 – no agencies

The job spec can be found here

The person spec can be found here

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