Alleviating poverty, bringing hope

NOAH is a charity that helps people experiencing homelessness, extreme poverty, and other disadvantages to make positive changes in their lives. We do this by providing care and advice services, training and wellbeing workshops, and opportunities for employment.  

We are truly driven by our values of Care, Compassion, and Commitment, which have their roots in Saint Vincent de Paul, whose life was the inspiration behind the founding of NOAH. We seek to recruit trustees, staff, and volunteers who are committed to, and actively live out these values. We are a Living Wage Foundation Employer and are committed to promoting wellbeing and a work-life balance amongst our staff. 

Find out about volunteering opportunities with NOAH here


Outreach Worker (CBC Rough Sleeper)

Based: Based across Central Bedfordshire including Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable, and Biggleswade
Salary: £24,138 plus essential car allowance 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those who are among the poorest in our community.

Your remit is to ensure that people who are rough sleeping are offered prompt and effective support to move away from life on the streets. You will be committed, compassionate, caring and be empathetic to the needs of those among the most deprived. You will help people who may be chaotic and mistrusting, they may have mental health and addiction issues but need your help and support.

The post is based in Central Bedfordshire and you will be required to travel extensively throughout the borough daily, therefore having your own transport is essential.

Throughout your week you will have considerable autonomy and significant periods of time lone working enabling you to make a personal difference to people’s lives. You will have excellent time-management, prioritisation, organisational, interpersonal, and administrative skills. You will be competent in IT and communication, have the ability to build relationships with people from varied backgrounds and a commitment to connect with those that others have given up on. You will be persistent and undaunted in the face of seeming adversity.

Working for NOAH comes with the following great benefits:

  • Access to our employee assistance programme
  • Life assurance policy
  • Discounted Luton gym membership
  • Annual leave entitlement rising by 1 day per year after 2 years up to a maximum of 30 days plus bank holidays
  • Excellent training and continuous professional development
  • Monthly group reflective practice

For full details, see the job description and person specification below.

Job description

Person specification

Supporting statement

To apply for this exciting and rewarding post, please submit your CV along with the Supporting Statement to let us know why you are perfect for our new role! Send them to: Alternatively, you can complete the online application form.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 22nd March 2023