Project Worker – Hove, East Sussex

Project Worker

Sanctuary Group

Hove, East Sussex


Project Worker


Star Project, Hove




37.5 hours per week – Varying shifts Monday – Sunday between 8am and 8pm to include standby shifts



Are you looking to make a real difference in people’s lives? Do you have what it takes to support people with their recovery and to get back on their feet?

We have a great opportunity for an experienced and passionate Project Worker to join our team. The Star Project has four schemes across Hove, in four shared houses. We provide support for all our residents who are aged 18 and over, with a range of mental health needs. They are facing a range of issues such as isolation and substance use. You will use your skills to work with colleagues and partner agencies to encourage residents to achieve their potential and live more independently within their community. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.


The successful candidate will take a hands-on approach and would need to be compassionate and caring in their new role as a Project Worker to deliver a quality service to our residents whilst also supporting the needs of the business.


The Sanctuary Group are a Not-for-profit, charitable organisation, and we also provide a comprehensive induction programme as well as on-going training to develop new and existing skills and encourage progression. Sanctuary has their own Learning and Development Team who provide a wide range of training courses, open to all. Sanctuary also has an employee Rewards scheme, where you will be able to receive a variety of discounts from major retailers.



The role of Project Worker will include:

  • Regularly assessing the support needs of our residents by writing and updating support plans, risk assessments and move on plans.
  • Assessing and supporting the needs of residents in areas such a budgeting, cooking, accessing education and employment and maintaining physical and mental health
  • Supporting residents in identifying and preparing for suitable next stage accommodation
  • Encouraging social inclusion and helping residents to build their confidence, resilience, and self-esteem
  • Working with statutory and non-statutory agencies on behalf of residents, actively encouraging choice and involvement, or acting as an advocate when required
  • Drawing up and maintaining relevant written records


Skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience of working with vulnerable people, either professionally or personally
  • Reacting effectively in high pressure situations
  • Knowledge of working with partner agencies and liaising with social care
  • Skills in maintaining accurate records and support plans
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel or similar


Why work for Sanctuary Supported Living?

We support vulnerable people to live as independently as possible, by building their confidence and skills to realise their potential.


We are a national organisation but we think locally. We support people through supported housing, move-on accommodation, CQC registered services, floating support, and telecare services. We specialise in services for young people, homeless families and individuals, people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, people with mental health needs and older people.


Ready to join Sanctuary Supported Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Supported Living a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to 30 days after 5 years service (plus public holidays)
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • £12.09 per hour effective from 1 April 2023


We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s ‘Made with Care’ campaign to encourage more people to apply to work in adult social care. If you’re considering a caring career, we have many rewarding roles at Sanctuary Supported Living. For more information on the campaign click



Closing Date: 27 March 2023


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


For an insight into what it’s like to work for Sanctuary Supported Living, take a look at our Twitter feed or search #LifeatSanctuary


Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers.
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent illegal working.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Supported Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association and Sanctuary Home Care Limited, both exempt charities.


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