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Night Hostel Worker
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/25247/23401
  • Published: Wed 24/08/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 25/09/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full time 6 week rolling rota. 11 hour night shifts 4 days on 4 days off
  • Salary: £21,269 - £21,695 per annum basic plus enhancements for weekend and night working
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brighton

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Night Hostel Worker

Job introduction

Brighton and Hove City Council are recruiting one full time Night Hostel Worker to work at Glenwood Hostel.

Glenwood Lodge Hostel, including Off Street Offer (OSO) is a 48 bed Hostel for Single homeless men in central Brighton. We provide high support accommodation to men with high, complex needs and an Off Street Offer accommodation to rough sleepers.

The service supports clients with support issues such as substance misuse, physical and mental health issues, offending and move on and reconnection work. The waking Night Hostel Worker will be responsible at night for the safety and security of the hostel and its residents. You will ensure that residents are supported in the night, ensure the building is secure and reasonable noise levels are maintained.

Interview date: TBC

For an informal discussion, please contact Lisa Ellery - Hostel Manager, Glenwood Lodge, 01273 294027 or Darren /Shelley - Deputy Managers on 01273 294026.

About the role

Shifts are four nights on, four nights off.  9.30pm - 8.30am. Salary enhancements are payable for night and weekend work. The starting basic hourly rate for Scale 4a is £11,02 hours worked between midnight Friday and midnight Sunday are paid at £15.28 per hours (weekend working) and hours worked between 8pm and 6am (other than at the weekend) will be paid at £13.58 per hour.

You will:

  • Take responsibility at night for the safety and security of Glenwood Lodge and its residents, ensuring that safety procedures an statutory obligations are adhered to.
  • Be responsible for  booking new people in at night occasionally during the night. 
  • Be supporting residents, managing challenging behaviour and liaising with key-workers, using the BThink database to record your interactions/incidents etc.

An awareness of the issues surrounding single homelessness would be an advantage.

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

*For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (