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Are you passionate about providing care and support to vulnerable people?


The Rapid Re-accommodation Welcome Centre provides emergency accommodation with support to anyone who would otherwise be rough sleeping in Edinburgh. It will re-open in October 2024 and close in April 2025, and we are looking for Project Workers to cover a variety of shifts:

  • Dayshifts – 7:45 am to 8:00 pm with an hour break
  • Nightshifts – 7:45 pm to 8:00 am with an hour break
  • Twilight shifts – 6:00 pm to midnight or 7:45 pm to midnight


The role involves working 12-hour day shifts (usually seven on/seven off), and responsibilities include:

    • Working alongside partner agencies to build support plans for individuals who are staying at the centre to help move guests on to more long-term accommodation
    • Providing advice and information to guests, particularly on housing issues
    • Ensuring premises are prepared for the reception of guests, monitoring admissions, signing in new guests
    • Supervising guest areas and ensuring that there is order and cleanliness
    • Conducting welfare checks

Please refer to each role’s Job Descriptions for specific tasks.

We are looking for candidates with the following knowledge, skills and experience:

    • Experience working with vulnerable and homeless people
    • An understanding of mental health and addiction issues
    • Ability to deal appropriately with challenging behaviour
    • An SVQ level 3 in Care/Promoting Independence or equivalent is desirable
    • Administrative skills and experience in the use of Microsoft Office packages, especially Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Flexibility to respond to a changing environment
    • Ability to maintain clear & accurate records


The post is for 31 weeks beginning on Monday, 23 September 2024, with a training week (weekdays, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm). The project commences on Wednesday, 02 October 2024, and ends on Wednesday, 30 April 2025.

Successful applicants for this post will require membership in the PVG scheme.

As Bethany is a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Applicants should have and be able to evidence an active Christian faith and commitment.


Starting salary: £14.29 per hour
Contract: Fixed Term – until 30 April 2025
Holiday entitlement: 225 hours per year pro rata

Closing date: 12:00 pm, 18 July 2024
Interview date: 22, 23, and 24 July 2024


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