• Advertised from 3rd July 2024
  • £14.29 per hour. Fixed Term – until 30 April 2025.


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

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.

Application notes

For further information and to apply, please visit our website.