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 (Luton Rough Sleeper)

Based: Luton town centre office with outreach across Luton Borough
Salary: £24,138 plus Essential Car Allowance
Hours: 37.5 hours (Monday – Friday) including 3 x early mornings

NOAH Welfare Services find, befriend and encourage vulnerable people at risk of poverty and homelessness. We help them take steps to recover from challenges, improve their lives and find stability and wellbeing. 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 will be to ensure that people sleeping outside in Luton are offered prompt and effective support to move away from life on the streets.

You will be committed, compassionate, caring, and understanding of the needs of those suffering disadvantage. The clients may be chaotic, have mental health and addiction issues but need your hope and your resilience. You will know what is important to people of all nationalities and the type of challenges that they face in achieving these in modern Britain.

Working within a team structure you will be given 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, inter-personal, and administrative skills. You will be competent in IT and communication, have the ability to build relationships with people exhibiting a range of behaviours and a commitment to help those in need. You will be persistent and undaunted in the face of seeming adversity.

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

Working for NOAH comes with the following great benefits:

  • Access to our employment 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

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 Friday 9th June 2023.