Independent Living Scheme Officer

7 days left

Waterloo Housing Group
Market Harborough/ Leicestershire Area
Salary £23,264 per annum
30 Jan 2019
27 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Independent Living Scheme Officer

Market Harborough/ Leicestershire Area

Salary £23,264 per annum                     

Contract:6 month Fixed Term Contract

Hours:35 hours per week


The Role

This is an exciting time to join Waterloo Housing Group and our Independent Living Team.  In this challenging and rewarding role, you will be responsible for managing to a high standard housing management activity for Independent Living schemes. You will need to liaise with statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure appropriate, coordinated care and support is delivered to tenants to enable independent living.  You will promote and enable wellbeing activities within the scheme for both residents and other older people living in the local neighbourhood. You will also assist to maintain cover at all schemes in the Market Harborough/Leicestershire area as and when required.

Some duties that will be covered will be to monitor the general wellbeing of each resident on a daily basis and respond as necessary to issues or concerns and maintain a daily report log. You will work with colleagues and contractors to ensure that repairs and maintenance work and cleaning and grounds work in the communal areas are carried out as necessary and according to the specification. The successful candidate will be responsible for the security and safety of the scheme, including implementing fire and first aid procedures, management of door entry systems and testing of equipment.  You will assist with the management and re-letting of void properties including home visits, accompanied viewings and tenancy sign ups. You will also ensure tenants are aware of any rent arrears they are responsible for and offer advice and support when visiting.

Skills/Experience Required

To fulfil this role, we are looking for a person with who is educated to GCSE level or equivalent and experience of working with older people in sheltered housing, housing management, residential care, home care, social services or health services. You will have worked with a range of voluntary and statutory agencies to secure and coordinate care and support for older people. And experience of organising and encouraging a range of social and leisure activities.

As you will be required to attend other schemes or attend the Group offices, it is essential that you have a driving licence and use of your own vehicle or alternative means of getting to the required locations.

Please note this vacancy may expire prior to the closing date if we receive a high volume of applications. Please ensure that you apply early to avoid disappointment.

Please be advised, we will not contact unsuccessful applicants, please log in to your Networx account for an update on your application.  If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the vacancy closing, your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

What We Offer

We offer a great benefits package including 24 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), a defined benefit pension scheme, a health cash plan and Employee Assistance Programme.

Who We Are

Waterloo Housing Group are a major social housing group providing almost 26,000 rented, shared ownership, retirement and leasehold homes across the East and West Midlands and Lincolnshire. We are also building an increasing number of affordable homes each year.  

We have a strong reputation for managing our homes to a high standard. By working closely with our residents, we are continually improving our housing services to offer the best quality, choice and value for money.

Working for Waterloo Housing Group is more than just a job - it's about making a difference to people's lives.

Waterloo Housing Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within the communities we work in.

DBS Required: Yes

Closing Date: 12 noon 11 February 2019

Interview date: Monday 25 February 2019