Winter Night Shelter Shift Leaders

Shifts: Evening shift (7pm-11pm), and/or Overnight (10.45pm-7.15am) and/or Morning shift (7am-8.30am)
Period of Time: 1st December 2023 – 29 February 2024
Contract type: Bank worker
Pay: £11 per hour

Winter can be the toughest time for our homeless community and the impact of cold weather can even put lives at risk for those sleeping rough on our streets.

The Bedford Winter Night Shelter is going to provide a vital place for our homeless community to find a warm, safe place to stay, and is going to be delivered at our community hub in Harpur Street, Bedford opening 7.30pm- 8am Monday-Sunday during December, January and February.


About the role

The role of shift leader is an important part of the success of the Winter Night Shelter. Working with a team of volunteers you will set the rhythm and tone for the evening. You will provide a welcome to volunteers, making sure they are briefed and ready to assist our guests. You will welcome guests and register/risk assess helping to ensure that risks presented by guests to volunteers and other guests are minimised. You and the volunteer team will provide meals and help guests to access their sleeping arrangements for the night.

Each overnight shift is supported by an onsite security provision and you will have direct contact with a member of the King’s Arms Project management team at all times.

For full details of each shift leader’s role, please download the job description pdf below.


Next Step

To apply for these positions please send your CV and a covering letter to

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