This vacancy has now closed

Senior Short-term Housing Support Worker (STHS)

  • Full time
  • £21,600 – £23,697
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 31st January 2020

  • Advertised from 16th January 2020


In response to the government’s new agenda for ending homelessness and the Fife Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan, we are now seeking to recruit individuals wishing to participate in furthering our work in homelessness prevention and trauma informed housing support practice. If you can actively demonstrate a commitment to client focused working, are keen to develop your professional skills and want to be part of a team which works to achieve the best possible outcomes for people then, why not consider working with us.

This post reports to the Lead for Short-term Housing Support and will provide first line supervision to staff carrying out the delivery of Short-term Housing Support (STHS) within geographic teams. The post holder will have day to day responsibility for client centred service delivery and management responsibility for Short-term Housing Support Assistants. As part of the wider change to homelessness services in Fife, it is anticipated that the postholder will dedicate an agreed apportion of their time, working with PSP partners to deliver outcome-based support.

The post holder is expected to actively promote solution focused service delivery which is strength based and meets the desired quality and compliant standards as directed by the organisation, CI and funders.

Please note all the above posts benefit from an additional 1.5% salary increase, effective as at 1st April 2019

All the above posts are offered initially as Fixed Term Temporary contracts which may be extended in line with future funding secured.

Employee Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • 32 days annual leave per year with 1 day additional per year served up to 5 years (pro rata)
  • Working Monday to Friday (9 to 5pm) and flexible working policy
  • Competitive employer/employee Pension Contribution Scheme
  • All travel mileage paid at 42p per mile
  • Commitment to professional learning and development planning and training.
  • Free access to an all employee assistance programme with confidential advice/counselling support.
  • Company mobile phone
  • Discounts on lifestyle benefits e.g. Discounted Gym Memberships
  • Where appropriate, welcome payments for SSSC registration fee, PVG and other accreditation and disclosure checks

Successful candidates taking up a client facing role are subject to PVG Disclosure checks and must have a current driving license, business insurance and the use of a car for work. Successful candidates securing a post regulated by the Care Inspectorate must register with the SSSC and must meet the required standards for the post within the permitted time as directed by the SSSC.

Application notes

To find out more about each post and to download an application pack go to our website: Alternatively, e-mail or telephone Natasha Johnstone on 01592 800430.

To apply for a post, please submit your CV to by the closing date.

Frontline Fife is a registered charity: Charity No: SC021832 and is committed to Equal Opportunities.