Job position

Resident Warden

Thorngate Court

Job title:

Resident warden

Supervised by:

Reporting to:

Housing and support manager

Based at:


Hours of work:

31 hours a week over a four week rota

Person specification

Each job role requires different attributes. Download our person specification sheet to find essential and desirable qualities for each role.

Wardens play a key role at Thorngate supporting residents and looking after our buildings and  grounds.

This is a live-in position, a 2 bedroom flat is included, with 31 hours per week over a four-week rota, and involves on-call work.

Are you someone who really enjoys making a difference by working with older people to maximise their independence and wellbeing?

Thorngate Living, one of the UK’s leading almshouse charities, is seeking a self-motivated, caring, and organised resident warden to join the team. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering our best-in-class strategy in Thorngate Court, a scheme comprising 47 flats. The role will also provide cover for Thorngate Living’s other two shelter housing schemes at Elizabeth Court and Melrose Gardens.

If you are share our values, are suitably qualified with relevant experience and are interested in the role during an exciting period of growth and development for the Trust, please apply online or use our quick apply form. Alternatively send your CV and covering letter detailing all aspects outlined in our online application form to

Thorngate Living is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community. The right applicant will be keen to champion the Trust’s mission and values.

Salary – Hourly rate £12.60 and call out rates for out-of-hours apply.

Job purpose

  • To properly manage the housing scheme at Thorngate Churcher Trust
  • To provide assistant and support to Thorngate Living residents

Key responsibilities

  • To note, and to report on, in a timely manner, the state and condition of the buildings
  • To show prospective residents around the homes and gardens
  • To manage the cleaner
  • To be responsible for the security of Trust buildings
  • To liaise with Gosport Borough Council and other partner agencies to obtain and/or exchange information as required
  • Monitor residents’ compliance with Licences
  • When on duty to respond, without delay, to emergency calls
  • Provide assistance to residents
  • Ensure next-of-kin are kept up to date
  • Checking in daily with each resident ensuring minimum intervention
  • Ensuring all residents have access to a wide range of social activities and facilitating their active participation


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