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  • Property and garden maintenance

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Hub Support Worker – Engage Leeds Partnership

End Date: 29th June 2018 at 12:00 noon

Job Title                       : Hub Support Worker – Engage Leeds Partnership

Team                           : Engage Leeds

Responsible to           : Team Leader

Responsible for           : N/A

Hours                           : 37

Starting Salary           : £20,661 per annum (subject to Reward & Recognition review)

Benefits                       : 29 days’ annual leave per annum plus Bank Holidays, employee health plan, cycle to work scheme and company pension


Engage Leeds is a partnership between GIPSIL, Barca-Leeds, Connect Housing and Riverside Housing. We support people to prevent homelessness, sustain long-term housing solutions and integrate with their communities, through engaging with housing support, education and employment.

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to support the work of the Hub – the single point of access for referrals. The role will provide triage assessments, advice, early intervention and prevention support in respect of housing issues and welfare rights to those accessing ENGAGE Leeds services and to colleagues involved in ENGAGE Leeds service provision.


The main responsibilities of the post are: –

  1. Overall, to support the delivery of the Engage Leeds city wide housing support service.
  2. To support the effective functioning of the Hub – the central point of access for referrals and assessments.
  3. To process and follow up referrals delegated by the Senior Hub Co-ordinator and Team Leader – making contact with client and identifying needs and risks.
  4. To assist with relevant triage interventions and signposting for clients and referring agencies.
  5. To support and advise clients and referrers regarding housing support issues, including welfare benefits, accommodation options and money advice.
  6. To work with the Senior Hub Co-ordinator and Team Leader to meet referral and assessment target timeframes.
  7. To liaise with colleagues across Engage Leeds ensuring the provision of high quality and timely support and advice.
  8. To update and maintain accurate client records within the Gateway case management system.

Deadline for applications:             29th June 2018 at 12pm (noon)

GIPSIL is committed to all aspects of safeguarding. We believe that all children and adults, who are at risk of harm, have the right to be protected from abuse. GIPSIL aims to ensure that all staff and voluntary workers who seek work at GIPSIL and who have access to children and adults are safe to do so.