Church & Tenant Empowerment worker - Norwich

Work with Hope into Action: Norwich

About the role

Our mission at Hope into Action is to enable the local church to house the homeless and we’re looking for a Church and Tenant Empowerment worker to join our team in Norwich.

The role is based In Norwich and will initially be for 18 hours per week. You will work in partnership with local churches to support and empower tenants in our homes in Norwich and surrounding towns. Our homes comprise of single male tenants, single female tenants and families, all of whom have experienced homelessness, and it will be You will be responsible for ensuring that all tenants have up to date personal development plans, risk assessments and ongoing support.

Each home is partnered with a local church who provide love and friendship for the tenants, that you will also support. This will involve actively engaging with the church and maintaining church interest in the Hope into Action project. The role includes training, equipping, and encouraging church volunteers in their role as mentors and befrienders to the tenants.

You will be responsible for 2 houses, 1 family home and 1 home housing single males.  As a growing organisation, there is the likelihood of an increase to 25 hours per week as a 3rd house becomes available. 

You will need to be available to work on a Monday, the remainder of your hours can be flexible, you will be required to occasionally speak in Sunday services, and get involved in occasional weekend and evening events.  You will also need to have a flexible approach to working outside of the normal 9-5 in order to be able to engage with tenants that work.

About you

For this role, you would be someone with a passion for the homeless and our values, who is able to work with church leaders and church members. You will need to be able to work with tenants with support needs, including poor mental health, past offending, and drug and alcohol dependency issues. We value good listening skills. The ability to work in a flexible team and learn new skills is important as we foster working within a strong supportive team. As a key role within Hope into Action you must demonstrate your sympathy with the Christian faith and the mission and values of the organisation

We love diversity and we value your unique skills, strengths, knowledge, and experience. Becoming one of our team may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in empowering those we serve.

About us.

In Norwich we are at the forefront of providing excellent quality supported accommodation to those that need it most in our county. We currently have twelve properties in Norwich and surrounding towns, with a more in the pipeline.

 Across the network we provide not just shelter and housing know-how, but also the friendship of a church. Together with over 100 churches, we provide direct support to people whom others have often given up on. Our first home had a real heart for men coming out of prison. Homes are now available for a wide range of people experiencing homelessness: people in recovery from addiction, people sleeping rough, women and children fleeing domestic violence, people coming out of rehab, refugees, those suffering mental health issues and survivors of human trafficking.

 We are now partnering with churches across the country. We encourage others to use our model by franchising the idea. Our vision is for every church to lovingly provide the homeless with a home. The tragedy of homelessness is in every community. We believe that with our help, every church can do something about it.

To apply

Please see and follow About us > Work With Us for all the details.

Please contact Debra Green on 07394 567067 or for an informal discussion about the role.

  • Norwich
  • Part time 18hrs per week
  • £24,931 per annum FTE
  • Closing date: Nov 17, 2023


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