Job Opportunity         

Senior Support Worker with Deputy Manager responsibilities

Responsible to:          The Centre Manager

Responsible for:        The provision of a range of practical support services for a diverse range of clients and the development and oversight of a team of volunteers.

Hours:                            08:30-15:30 Monday-Friday

Rate:                              £10.00 p/h

Job Details:

  • To provide line management to a team of volunteers, providing practical support to centre clients
  • To deputise for the Centre Manager, including attending external meetings as required
  • To engage in networking with other agencies within the Scarborough area who are key in supporting the homeless and those needing social support
  • To monitor centre activity and feedback to the Trustees as required
  • To provide formal and informal training opportunities to a pool of client support workers
  • Other general tasks to maintain the smooth running of the Centre
  • To support the Centre management in the practical fulfilment of the Mission and Aims

Skills and Attributes

  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Experience in social support and working with challenging individuals
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an open nature
  • Excellent team management and communication skills
  • Basic IT skills
  • Confidentiality
  • A flexible attitude

Due to the nature of the organisation, and its constitution, it is imperative that the post holder is a practising Christian who can provide a reference from their Church leader.

This post is funded until the end of May 2022 but further funding is likely.

Please email a covering letter and CV to: manager@therainbowcentre.org

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 10th September at 17:00 p.m 

Background Information

The Rainbow Centre was established in 1997 to offer practical support to vulnerable people in the local community. The Centre supports those on the fringe of the local community and can involve working with people with a chaotic lifestyle.

Van Driver

We are looking for volunteers that would be able to drive the Rainbow Van, to enable us to continue collecting food and other donated items.
You must be over 30, with a full clean driving licence and be fairly fit as there is a bit of carrying etc.
If you are interested please get in touch by calling the centre on 01723 500663.
Thank you!


If you have any spare time, we have volunteering opportunities throughout all areas of the centre. Please contact us on 01723 500663 for further details of how you could make a difference in your community.

Please would you consider becoming a regular donor? The centre is often a lifeline to those needing support. We want to continue bringing hope and practical assistance to all.