Location: Lewisham/Croydon/Sidcup

Salary: £9 - 9.55/hr depending on which scheme you work at

Contract Type: Zero hours 

Hours: Variable

Closing date: 24/08/2019

About us:

Quo Vadis Trust (QVT) is a small charity in South East London. We provide housing to people mental health issues. QVT currently provides homes to approximately one hundred and fifty people in South East London. Our range of supported housing helps each individual client to maximise their independence and enhance their recovery. We are currently seeking to increase our bank of relief workers, who help us ensure a seamless service for our clients.

Job Purpose:

Work may be offered to you on an hourly, daily, weekly or other basis, and you will be expected to help provide an effective, efficient, responsive and client-focused housing management service for our clients who have varying mental health issues and a range of diagnoses. This includes health and safety checks, support planning, liaison with other agencies, signposting and enabling clients to achieve recovery-based goals using a collaborative approach. You may be offered work at any of our schemes across south-east London.

About you:

You should be resilient, compassionate and proactive in your approach to helping our clients as they recover and prepare to re-join the community. The role comprises routine daily tasks, for example performing health and safety checks, and liaising with your clients to establish their welfare, but there will also be unforeseen challenges to overcome and manage. A background in social care or mental health is an advantage, but not essential as full training will be offered. More importantly a patient, caring and compassionate outlook, a strong and resilient disposition, and the ability to stay calm and think on your feet.


We offer a 24 hour service. Therefore, hours offered may be during the day, night, weekends or bank holidays. Work will be offered to you on an ‘ad hoc’ basis as and when there is a requirement for work to be done.  Available shifts are emailed to all bank staff and are offered on a first come first served basis. Occasionally we may contact you by telephone to offer you work at short notice. You are free to accept or decline such offers of work.  You are not guaranteed continuous work and we are under no obligation to offer you further or particular periods of work. If there is a shortage of work our use of your services will cease without payment. No contract shall exist between the company and yourself in the periods between agreed periods of work.

Benefits: Training will be provided, and you will accrue holiday pay at the usual rate. If you earn over the threshold, you will also be enrolled into our company pension scheme.

If you would like to be a part of the QVT team and help make a difference, please send your CV and supporting letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Quo Vadis Trust (QVT) is a specialist housing charity in South East London. We provide a service to people who suffer with varying levels of mental ill health and who need support with their housing. QVT currently provides homes to approximately 150 people in South East London. Our range of support, both on and off the premises, helps each individual client to maximise their independence.

The Board of Trustees of Quo Vadis Trust is the body accountable for all aspects of the work of the Trust. The main role of the Board is to govern the organisation and ensure that it fulfils its’ charitable objectives in the most efficient and effective manner, consistent with its values and approaches. It is also responsible for ensuring that monies received in furtherance of those objectives are applied effectively.

The Board of Trustees has been put in place to manage the charity’s resources effectively, provide long-term vision and protect its reputation and values. At all times the Board retains ultimate responsibility and accountability for all aspects of the Trust’s work. However, it does not get involved in the day-to-day operations of the Trust, as operational responsibility is delegated to the staff through the CEO.

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Location: Catford/Lewisham

Salary: Up to 30k p.a.

Contract type: Full Time Permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week, pattern TBA

Benefits: Pension scheme; Health Care Plan; Free access to bereavement and stress helplines; Free flu jabs / eye tests; ‘Recommend a friend’ bonus; Generous holiday allowance; Training and qualifications offered; Opportunities for career progression

Requirements: A full clean UK Driving Licence is essential for this role as the post holder will have access to the company van for use during working hours. 

Closing date: 29/11/2019

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Quo Vadis Trust (QVT) is a specialist housing charity, providing services to those with mental health needs across South East London. Together, their dedicated staff team provide a range of support both on and off premises to help each individual client maximise their independence. They are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic, efficient Handy Person to undertake upkeep and repair tasks on the interior or exterior of Quo Vadis Trust premises

As a Maintenance Handy Person, you will undertake multi trade works tasks in occupied properties, and complete such tasks to a high quality with no defects. You will have a good customer service manner and communicate any issues to stakeholders effectively and promptly. You will possess a strong understanding of health and safety regulations, and will travel to recognised QVT suppliers to collect any required materials and equipment. You will liaise with occupiers of designated properties in order to ensure client satisfaction.

To apply for this role, you must have demonstrable experience of providing maintenance work across a variety of premises. You must have significant experience in customer services and be able to demonstrate competency in manual labour. Overall, you will be able to provide a professional and efficient service to your clients on behalf of the organisation.

Please initially apply by sending your CV and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Charity reference number: 1116196