Scheme Manager – Independent Living
£25,903 pa + £1,800 pa essential car user allowance + excellent benefits
What you'll do
This role will be covering two of our schemes, three days of the working week will be based at a scheme in Erdington and two days in Olton, Solihull.
If you’re enthusiastic about enabling older people to stay independent, and have experience of day-to-day management of buildings and schemes, join us as a Scheme Manager in our outstanding rated Independent Living Service.
You’ll be supporting residents to maintain their tenancies including assisting with low level anti-social behaviour problems, queries about repairs and rent and helping new tenants settle in.
You’ll support social activities for residents, deliver support plans and work with other professionals to ensure older residents remain independent. You’ll also manage all the health & safety compliance within the scheme, including building security and fire checks and inspections of communal areas, so that residents are secure and safe.
What you'll need
You’ll have excellent knowledge of care and support services, including relevant legislation and good practice. You may have worked in supported housing or housing related support services and be able to evidence your knowledge through this experience.
You’ll be a great communicator, and able to form relationships with a wide range of people, from residents to other agencies in order to generate effective solutions to problems. You’ll put residents at the heart of what you do, and be focused on delivering excellent service with a ‘can do approach’.
You’ll also have excellent time management skills. In this fast paced, varied role you’ll be able to effectively prioritise and manage your time, including being able to regularly travel between sites.
You’ll need a full driving licence and access to your own vehicle, and we’ll ensure you’ve a lone working device as well as tools you’ll need to work within our safe operating procedures in response to Covid-19.
What’s in it for you?
You’ll enjoy a great salary and benefits package, including 27 days (rising to 30 days) plus bank holidays, and a day off for your birthday. You can also buy and sell leave up to 5 days. We have generous pension and life assurance schemes too, plus a cycle to work scheme and travel loans. Add in a healthcare cash plan covering dental, glasses, physiotherapy, vaccinations, 24 hour GP and more, plus various high street discounts, (not to mention flexible working and in house career development opportunities). If you are passionate about what you do and share our ambitions, we look forward to hearing from you.
Inclusion and Diversity
At Optivo we work hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture and environment where people are respected for who they are. Encouraging inclusion is not just about protected characteristics, it’s about celebrating differences of thought, opinion, experience and perspective of each individual. We’re all different in our own way and we want our colleagues to feel comfortable, that they belong, and are safe to be themselves at work, without fear of being judged or excluded, but valued for their contribution to our One Team approach.
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Closing date for applications: 16th April 2021 at midnight. Shortlisting will take place on 19th April 2021. Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams video link on 27th April & Wednesday 28th April 2021