Off The Fence - Antifreeze

Our Story

For over 20 years, Off The Fence’s vision has been to see an end to social and spiritual poverty in Brighton and Hove.

n 1993, CEO Paul Young responded to the question, “when are Christians going to get off the fence and do something about social poverty?” 

This was when he and his wife, Wendy, made the decision to go out into the streets of Brighton and Hove to help the most marginalized and vulnerable in the city. Paul started out with one friend, speaking with the homeless, guiding them to areas and services in the city where they could receive help.

This team of two soon turned into a team of four. Eventually, seventy volunteers from across a range of local churches and different denominations joined them, all with the goal of caring for, and saving the lives of those who were falling through the cracks of society. 

“We started to give out the sleeping bags, clothes, hot drinks and it continued to grow from that. Over the years we used a coach that would house the homeless especially over the Christmas months. We had 6 people in that van and we looked after them as they struggled through the bitter winters.” 

- Paul Young 

In 1997, Off The Fence became an official registered charity.

Since then…

…poverty has increased nationwide and Brighton is no exception. Off The Fence has grown alongside those who need us, helping them back to fulfilling and independent lives. We now operate across three main areas: homelessness, women at risk and schools and youth.

We provide short and long-term solutions, through our two day centres, three outreach vans and 15 local schools. This work takes the support of just over 150 trained volunteers, staff and interns.

The mission of Off The Fence is to eradicate social and spiritual poverty in Brighton & Hove.We engage with those who need us and those who want to support us to to bring hope and transformation across the City.

37 Portland Road
Hove
BN3 5DQ
Brighton and Hove
United Kingdom

Jobs

To work as part of the Antifreeze team within the Christian ethos of Off The Fence identifying & providing individually tailored, life-saving support for those homeless. To run our ‘Hygiene for All’ initiative & develop its volunteer team & to undertake support work. To offer Christian spiritual support to clients drawing on your personal faith.

Salary£20,210.00
TypeSalaried
HoursFull Time
CategoryCharity
LocationOn location -

Brighton and Hove
United Kingdom

You will be a charismatic leader, a strategic thinker and a practising Christian who thrives on achieving the development and success of a great team. You will direct and manage the work of the project to meet targets, ensure that client welfare and the impact on their lives is maximised and OTF’s high profile is maintained across the city.

Salary£24,625.00
TypeSalaried
HoursFull Time
CategoryManagement
LocationOn location -

Brighton and Hove
East Sussex
United Kingdom