Working at Petrus

Job Opportunities

Petrus is a part of The Regenda Group, who are committed to enriching communities and improving lives.

Details of any job vacancies at Petrus as well as other opportunities across the Group are advertised on The Regenda Group website.

We're looking to hire Project Support Workers

We are looking for seven Project Support Workers who can provide support to service users at our projects.

They will need to be able to work sympathetically with service users who have been homeless and have complex needs. They will also work to empower service users, actively engaging them with the community and helping them to support each other, to develop resilience, to live independently, and to be an asset to the community.

Experience of working with people with mental health support needs, drug & alcohol misuse as well as complex needs would be an advantage as the post holders will work to empower service users and help them to live independently.

The post holders will be required to work on a rota basis involving 7-day cover. An enhanced DBS check is necessary for this role.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our amazing team of hard-working accommodation support workers in Oldham. If you're passionate about people and want to work for someone who is passionate about you, please apply.

This position will be considered for flexible or part-time working patterns.

Petrus Community
Petrus provides support services for people facing homelessness or in housing need. We are a charitable organisation and deliver both drop in and residential services in Rochdale and Oldham.

We believe people should have access to safe, secure, quality housing. We help people to develop skills, independence and make positive choices. We believe collaboration with other agencies and organisations is key to creating a world where everyone has a safe place to live.

The Regenda Group
We regenerate places and work with people to create the opportunities they need to thrive. Affordable housing is our starting point, but we are a dynamic group of organisations doing very different things. We work in places where we can make a difference and operate across the housing and construction sector, in care and support, and in education, training and careers.

The Regenda Group is made up of Regenda Homes and its wholly owned subsidiaries M&Y Maintenance and Construction, Redwing, McDonald Property Rentals, Petrus, The Learning Foundry, Positive Footprints, Centre 56 and the National Communities Resource Centre.

While the organisations in the Regenda Group vary, our core purpose and values are consistent throughout. Every member of staff comes to work here with one core purpose in mind and our values help guide the way we work towards our purpose.

Our values are the operating principles that guide our conduct and our relationship with customers, partners and stakeholders: 

  • Customer focus
  • High performance
  • Efficiency and value for money
  • Teamwork
  • Ambition and dynamism
  • Openness and honesty

A great place to work

Petrus really is a great place to work – and you don’t have to just take our word for it! We’re an accredited Best Companies Top 100 employer and have achieved Investors in People Gold status.

We can offer you a working environment where you can enjoy yourself, develop yourself and be yourself and where you really can make a difference to people’s lives.

We also offer a fantastic reward and benefits package which includes:

  • Competitive rates of pay.
  • Flexible working opportunities.
  • 25 days paid annual leave each year (rising to 27 days after three years) in addition to 8 bank holidays.
  • Attractive pension scheme with Petrus matching a 5% contribution rate.
  • ‘Do good, Feel good’ programme of health, well-being and charitable initiatives.
  • Interest-free loans to assist with the purchase of computer equipment and travel season tickets.
  • Monthly staff lottery scheme.
  • 24 / 7 Employee Assistance Programme and access to counselling services.
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay schemes.
  • £250 annual ‘Live and Learn’ allowance to spend on learning any new skill.
  • A wide variety of exciting learning and development opportunities.

To view our current vacancies, please click here

Petrus provides residential and day support services to people who are homeless or in housing need. It offers a safe environment where people can develop their skills and independence to empower change.

We understand that to fulfil our aims, we need great people around us to deliver our plans and to influence our thinking with fresh ideas, enthusiasm and new perspectives.

We have ambitious plans for the future that will enable us to improve people’s health, wellbeing and independence and to regenerate communities.

We offer a fantastic rewards package and provide unique opportunities for our staff to develop themselves and inspire others.

If you are committed to living our values and helping us to make a real difference to people’s lives, we want to hear from you!

Rewards and benefits

We know that to achieve our aims and deliver a service that makes a real difference to people’s lives, we need to attract and retain the best people. We offer a fantastic reward and benefit package which includes:

  • Competitive salaries
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing with service
  • Sickness benefit scheme
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Staff wellbeing and feel good programme
  • Comprehensive learning and development programmes
  • £250 annual Live and Learn account
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Health cash plan scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Travel ticket loan scheme.

Equality and diversity

We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people by engaging employees, offering attractive incentives and career opportunities and ensuring that all our people are treated with respect. We want to ensure that the working environments we create are inclusive.

We strive to ensure that no member of staff, service user or other stakeholder is subject to discrimination relating to age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, marital status, pregnancy or gender reassignment.

Petrus promotes equality and diversity in its workforce as a business asset, helping to better understand and meet the needs of our diverse service users.