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Life Skills Support Worker

Vacancy Salary £6,435 per annum (£19,047.60 FTE)
Vacancy Location Middleton
Contract Type Fixed Term
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This is a Fixed Term, 1 vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

The role

The post holder will provide life skills support to service users at our project. You will need to be able to work sympathetically with service users who have been homeless and have complex needs. You will work to empower service users by actively engaging them in 1-1 & group skill sharing sessions to build skills and improve confidence and independence.

Please note this is a fixed term role lasting 12 months. It is a 12.5 hour contract, with the hours spread over 7 days, and the hours being agreed locally.

The right fit

  • You will have skills, experience, and knowledge in relation to living independently.
  • Basic food hygiene, meal prep skills, and knowledge of cooking while living on a budget are essential.
  • You will also support DIY light duties; changing a light bulb/fuse, home décor etc.
  • Experience of working with people with complex needs and mental health is essential, in addition to strong spoken and written communications skills.

Who we are

Petrus provides support services for people facing homelessness or in housing need. We are a charitable organisation and deliver both drop in and residential services in Rochdale and Oldham.

We believe people should have access to safe, secure, quality housing. We help people to develop skills, independence and make positive choices. We believe collaboration with other agencies and organisations is key to creating a world where everyone has a safe place to live.

Petrus is part of The Regenda Group; we work in places where we can make a difference and operate across the housing and construction sector, in care and support, and in education, training and careers.

Next steps

If you like what you’ve read so far and think you’ve got what it takes to join our team, then apply now with a copy of your CV and a short covering letter detailing why you think you would be a good fit the role.

Our People Services will review your application and will be in touch shortly.

What we offer

Petrus really is a great place to work – and you don’t have to just take our word for it! We’re an accredited Best Companies Top 100 employer and have achieved Investors in People Gold status.

We can offer you a working environment where you can enjoy yourself, develop yourself and be yourself and where you really can make a difference to people’s lives.

We also offer a fantastic reward and benefits package which includes:

  • A range of flexible working options.
  • 25 days paid annual leave each year (rising to 27 days after three years) in addition to 8 bank holidays.
  • 6 additional days for volunteering.
  • 5% Employers Contribution to the Pension Scheme.
  • £250 annual ‘Live and Learn’ allowance to spend on learning any new skill.
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay schemes.
  • Employee Assistance Programme and health and wellbeing initiatives
  • A wide variety of exciting learning and development opportunities.
  • Interest free loans to assist with the purchase of computer equipment and travel season tickets.
  • Monthly staff lottery scheme.

"We regenerate places and create opportunities for people"



We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and minority ethnic candidates as they are currently under-represented within our organisation.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, we’d encourage you to submit your application as early as possible.

Petrus provides residential and day support services to people who are homeless or in housing need. It offers a safe environment where people can develop their skills and independence to empower change.

People often find it difficult to know where to go and who to ask for help, and we try and make this as easy as possible.

We engage with individuals and start to build a relationship with them, which is key to building trust and facilitating positive choices.

We encourage individuals to access appropriate support and can refer them into housing.

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