Could you be our next outreach worker?

Outreach workers are at the heart of Hull Lighthouse. They go out to meet women and offer them support or work with them in our drop-in centre. No two days are the same as it might mean taking someone to a hospital appointment, then dropping off a food parcel to someone else. Next, you might go looking for a woman who has gone missing or help someone to fill out a housing application. Perhaps you’ll be take part in an art class or support a woman who needs to use the shower or washing machine. Maybe it will mean working with staff from another agency to support a woman fleeing domestic violence or help someone who is trying to come off drugs.

Our outreach workers are compassionate and good listeners. They have previous experience of working with vulnerable women experiencing issues such as homelessness, addiction, mental health difficulties or sex work. Outreach workers need to be flexible and able to adapt to changing and urgent situations throughout the day. They show lots of initiative in order to respond to the things they notice happening. They keep records of their interactions in accordance with GDPR and communicate clearly with the women, the team and other agencies.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

We are a rapidly expanding charity that is always looking for people who are interested in outreach or support work. If this is you but we aren’t currently advertising specific outreach vacancies, we would still be interested to hear from you as we will have further opportunities on a fairly regular basis. We are particularly interested to hear from people with a background in housing although this is not essential.

If you think this could be the job for you, then please send your CV to or call 01482 442953 and ask for Yvonne Watson (Manager) or Helen Croxon (Development Lead).

We look forward to hearing from you!