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Supported Housing Officer (Independent Living Skills)

Salary: £7,091 per annum, based on full time equivalent £26,239
Location: Weston-Super-Mare
Contract Type: Permanent: Part-Time (10hrs per week)
Closing Date: 30/05/2023 23:59

This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

(Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children) 

1st Stage Interviews: Wednesday 7th June 2023


What you'll be doing


Working closely with Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (17-21), on a 121 and in group settings, to help them adjust to ‘life in the UK.’


You will develop and deliver a programme to support young asylum seekers to navigate their new life in the UK, with a specific focus on domestic ‘independent living skills’ and promoting wellbeing and resilience, using a Trauma Informed approach


We will want you to form strong partnerships and to support UASC’s through close working with:

  • North Somerset Children’s Social Care team.
  • local statutory, health, education and employment providers.
  • 3rd sector and sports and activities organisations.
  • the local community in North Somerset.


You will carry out housing management duties to ensure our customers are safe in their home and can learn the life skills that they will need to sustain a tenancy when their asylum status has been determined.


More about you


You will have a good understanding and a willingness to learn about the issues facing refugees living in the UK, and a passion for supporting them through the asylum process.


You will need great communication and networking skills and be able to work with Young People to connect them with their community and to help them develop the skills to live independently.


Accurate and up to date record keeping is essential to this role, as is an understanding of the principles of self-care and resilience to build confidence.


You will have the ability and confidence to work independently across our service but be a positive team player to support your colleagues to deliver the best possible service to our customers. 


This role will provide support for Young People at times that work for them, so there will be early evening and Saturday working.


You will demonstrate resilience and the desire to work in an interesting environment where you will learn on the job and where no day will ever be the same



We will need to take up an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check for this role which we will do for you when you start.


We are actively encouraging applications from refugee communities who will be able to support our young people through their lived experience.


What you’ll get in return


We think you’ll have a job that makes you feel good about what you’re doing and help us to make a difference to our customers’ lives every day.


So, in return for all your hard work, not only do you get a great salary, but we also offer:


  • 26 days annual leave (plus public holidays) rising to 29 days after 3 years’ service
  • An additional day’s leave on your birthday
  • Contributory (Salary Sacrifice) Pension Scheme matched by CURO up to 10%
  • Annual ‘Homes for Good’ Reward.
  • Life Assurance Policy (up to 6x your annual salary)
  • Flexible Benefits including the ability to buy up to 5 days additional annual leave, gym membership, Health Cash Plan, Computer Scheme, Green Cars, Cycle to Work
  • ‘Perks at Work’ – access to 1000’s of discounts online and in-store.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – providing friendly impartial advice on financial, health, work or mental wellbeing.
  • Free Parking at many of our Offices.


For an informal discussion about the role please call Liz Clegg on 07779 977376


We will be closing applications on 30th May 2023; however, we will be reviewing applications as they come in and may close the vacancy earlier should we find the right applicant. So, if you think you’re the person for this job, please don’t delay and apply today!

Curo is an organisation with social purpose at its heart. We provide affordable homes that help people find security and stability and a positive future. We’re one of the largest housing associations in the South West and an expanding house builder, using our profits to create more affordable housing in our communities.   

Our values are at the core of how we work. We care about our colleagues and their wellbeing and recognise their sense of pride in the work they do to support our customers. 

We’re proud to say that since 2016 we have been ranked by Best Companies as being in the UK's top 75 Large Companies to work for. We're also listed in the top 10 best housing associations to work for in the country, and among the top 25 best companies to work for in the South West! 

One more thing

We provide homes and services to a community that is diverse. We recognise that we need to do more to ensure that the colleagues in our organisation better reflect and understand the community we serve and for that reason we particularly welcome applications from any diverse background and abilities.  We are also a recognised ‘disability confident’ employer.  If you think you are right for this role, we encourage you to apply!

If you need support to assist you to make an application or attend an interview, then please email our recruitment team at and we will be happy to help.

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