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Stafford Logo
Type:
Job Vacancy
Location:
Stafford
Technical Officer, Housing Assistance Shared Services:
The Health and Housing Team are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Caseworker who has experience of working within a relevant area such as Housing, a Home Improvement Agency, Social Care or Benefits advice and understands the different types of adaptations undertaken via Disabled Facilities Grant funding.
Salary:
Band F (SCP 12-19) £24,496 - £27,852 pa
Expiry Date:
08/12/2022
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Caseworker, Housing Assistance Shared Services – Stafford Borough & Cannock Chase District Councils

They have an exciting opportunity with their brand-new Housing Assistance Shared Service for a Caseworker to join the team based in Stafford.

They are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Caseworker who has experience of working within a relevant area such as Housing, a Home Improvement Agency, Social Care or Benefits advice and understands the different types of adaptations undertaken via Disabled Facilities Grant funding. You will be required to visit residents in their homes to support them to gather and compile the necessary documents and undertake financial assessments, to progress applications for funded home adaptations.

A brand-new service

Their service enables disabled and older residents to live safely and independently in their own homes, to maximise their potential, improve dignity and reduce stress in daily tasks. They provide advice, assistance, and support to residents who need adaptations and empower them to participate in the home adaptation design process

They aspire to provide a home improvement agency style service, where each customer has a single point of contact throughout their journey. They begin with the assumption that each individual is best placed to judge their own wellbeing. They take account of residents’ views, wishes and feelings to understand the needs experienced and identified by them, along with their family and carer/s, whilst working to national supporting policies and the latest professional guidelines.

Key Skills & Qualifications

You should have:

  • A proven track record of undertaking holistic assessments and delivering support
  • A good grasp of benefits and housing issues
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • A commitment to excellent customer service
  • Good IT skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • The ability to prioritise and work under pressure
  • A full UK driver’s license

In return, they can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include home working (dependent on service need) and a holiday allowance of 25.5 days plus bank holidays.

In addition, they offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of training and developmental opportunities is also offered.

For further information and to apply, please visit their website at: https://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers

They are looking for candidates to start from April 2023.

Closing date for completed applications: 18 December 2022
Interviews will be held on week commencing: 03 January 2023

Stafford Logo
Type:
Job Vacancy
Location:
Stafford
Technical Officer, Housing Assistance Shared Services:
The Health and Housing Team are looking for a Technical Officer to join their brand-new Housing Assistance Shared Service, supporting residents across Stafford Borough and South Staffordshire District.
Salary:
Band J (SCP 32-36) £38,296 - £42,503 pa
Expiry Date:
02/01/2023
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Technical Officer, Housing Assistance Shared Services – Stafford Borough & Cannock Chase District Councils

It is an exciting time to join the Health and Housing Team, as you will play a significant role in their brand-new Housing Assistance Shared Service supporting residents across Stafford Borough and South Staffordshire District.

They are looking for a Technical Officer to join the team based in Stafford, to be responsible for providing a technical building surveying service for Disabled Adaptations such as level access showers, ramps, stair lifts, kitchen adaptations and extensions to residents’ homes which will assist them in living more independently.

A brand-new service

Their service enables disabled and older residents to live safely and independently in their own homes, to maximise their potential, improve dignity and reduce stress in daily tasks. They provide advice, assistance, and support to residents who need adaptations and empower them to participate in the home adaptation design process.

They aspire to provide a home improvement agency style service, where each customer has a single point of contact throughout their journey. They begin with the assumption that each individual is best placed to judge their own wellbeing. They take account of residents’ views and wishes to understand the needs experienced by the person, their family and carer/s, whilst working to national supporting policies and the latest professional guidelines.

Key Skills & Qualifications

Ideally, they are looking for someone who has knowledge of domestic construction methods, has great customer service skills, excellent organisational skills and an eye for detail.

This role will involve travelling to clients’ homes in various locations within Stafford and South Staffordshire and working closely with Caseworkers and Occupational Therapists. You will be required to draw detailed plans, provide estimates and costings for the work and oversee adaptations and contractors’ performance within our residents’ homes.

The Technical Officer should be able to demonstrate abilities and competency in the following areas:

  • Previous experience of working in the building/trade industry
  • Experience with costings and specification of works and programmes for completion of works
  • Previous design experience
  • Knowledge of DFG legislation
  • Knowledge of building and health and safety regulations, planning and construction, design and management regulations
  • Ability to manage contractors
  • Ability to work jointly with professionals including Occupational Therapists, architects and local authority staff for a joined-up multi
  • You must hold a full UK Driving Licence
  • This role is working in a regulated activity and will be subject to a DBS disclosure.

In return, they can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include home working (dependent on service need) and a holiday allowance of 27.5 days plus bank holidays.

In addition, they offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of training and developmental opportunities is also offered.

For further information and to apply, please visit their website at: https://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers

They are looking for candidates to start from April 2023.

Closing date for completed applications: Monday 02 January 2023
Interviews will be held on week commencing: 09 January 2023

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Type:
Job Vacancy
Location:
Ellesmere Port
Repairs and Voids Inspector:
ForHousing have an opening for a Repairs and Voids Inspector to join our team to manage all aspects and delivery of void and responsive repairs in line with our policies and procedures, whilst driving service improvements, enhancing the customer experience and providing a value for money service.
Salary:
£30,231.77 pa
Expiry Date:
15/12/2022
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Repairs and Voids Inspector – ForHousing

ForHousing is a social purpose business that positively impacts communities by reinvesting profits, building vibrant and safe communities. We know that together we achieve more so we work with a range of like-minded partners to deliver positive change in communities and improve lives

We currently have an opening for a Repairs and Voids Inspector to join our team to manage all aspects and delivery of void and responsive repairs in line with our policies and procedures, whilst driving service improvements, enhancing the customer experience and providing a value for money service.

Carrying out daily desktop audits and analysis sing data intelligence systems, you’ll identify risks to performance, duplicate jobs and errors within surveys and inspection and will produce detailed updates to support findings, evidence efficiencies and highlight trends for further discussion to help form future investment programmes.

We’d love to hear from you if you have experience in a similar role, educated to GCSE Level or equivalent in Maths and English and good knowledge of relevant housing legislation. With knowledge of the voids, allocation and lettings process and the impact it has for customers, you’ll have worked in a performance culture with the ability to establish effective relationships.

You will receive a competitive remuneration and generous benefits package, with the opportunity to choose additional flexible benefits including additional holiday and levels of healthcare. The roles are agile which means you have choice over where you work, whether that be in one of our collaboration spaces, in the community, a coffee shop or at home. This flexibility gives you the space to focus on balancing your work, your wellbeing and home life, as well as having a positive impact on the environment by travelling less. We welcome discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities which benefit you and ForHousing.

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We value diversity of thought and believe this comes from diversity of backgrounds. We welcome applicants from across the spectrum of all: race, gender, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, age, religion, spirituality, identity and experience. We also welcome applicants from the Armed Forces community.

Manchester City Council Logo
Type:
Job Vacancy
Location:
Manchester
Occupational Therapist Level 2:
Manchester’s Equipment and Adaptations Partnership (MEAP); professional and friendly Complex Assessment Team are hiring. Occupational Therapists apply their clinical and theoretical knowledge to recommend equipment and home adaptations to help residents to be independent.
Salary:
£37,261 to £41,496 pa
Expiry Date:
02/12/2022
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Occupational Therapist Level 2 – Manchester City Council

Working as an Occupational Therapist in Manchester.

Manchester’s Equipment and Adaptations Partnership (MEAP); professional and friendly Complex Assessment Team are hiring.

Occupational Therapists apply their clinical and theoretical knowledge to recommend equipment and home adaptations to help residents to be independent. The role involves working with children who have disabilities.

The person we’re looking for:

You want to make a real difference to the quality of life of Manchester residents of all ages.
You have a Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy and at least two years post-registration experience.
You’re used to visiting people in their homes and can produce clear written reports with clinical justification for your recommendations.
You understand the laws around disability and have experience in the provision of complex equipment and major adaptations for children with complex needs (both physical and behavioural difficulties.)

You communicate well with anybody, working closely with your team as well as professionals from partner organisations.

You have a car and full license (We pay a car user allowance.)

Why join Manchester?

We value your skills and experience and recognise they’re in demand. And we genuinely believe that Manchester is one of the best places to work and grow your career as an Occupational Therapist.

We’re proud to do things differently – Our plans for the integration of the whole Health and Social Care system are more aspirational and far-reaching than anywhere else in the country.

Here you get the chance to be part of a wider professional community. As a part of Manchester Local Care Organisation (MLCO), you’ll work with colleagues in NHS community services, adult social care, mental health services and primary care organisations. We work as one team across organisational boundaries.

We have a lot to offer, like a structured career pathway, genuine flexible working, 25 days leave (rising to 30 after 5 years) plus bank holidays, and the flexibility to buy more leave. There’s a relocation package and an Employee Assistance Programme for when you need a helping hand. It’s a place where you can do great work, but have the space and support to feel good too. Have a quick look at the full employee benefits package.

Rushcliffe Borough Council
Type:
Job Vacancy
Location:
Rushcliffe
Administration Assistant (Disabled Facilities Grant Technical Assistant):
Rushcliffe Borough Council have an exciting opportunity has arisen within the Strategic Housing Team to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) Technical Assistant.
Salary:
£26,114 - £27,884 pa
Expiry Date:
27/11/2022
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Administration Assistant (Disabled Facilities Grant Technical Assistant) – Rushcliffe Borough Council

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Strategic Housing Team to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) Technical Assistant.

The successful candidate will assist in the administration and co-ordination of the DFG service. This includes maintaining systems and records, and liaising with DFG technical officers, clients, contractors and County Council Occupational Therapy teams on a case specific basis.

You will be responsible for managing enquiries and the applications for Disabled Facilities grants, including maintaining the Council’s systems / database. You will have the opportunity to undertake some inspections of work under the supervision of Technical Officers and develop your skills and understanding in relation to the DFG process.

You must have experience working in a front-line service, excellent IT skills, including applications of Microsoft Office, as well as well as excellent self-organisation and communication skills, verbal and written, and the ability to work on your own initiative.

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Type:
Job Vacancy
Regional Advsor:
Foundations are looking for a Reginal Advisor to play a key part in improving the delivery of Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) services across England as part of our contract with the UK Government. They will support the integration of related services under the Better Care Fund and on delivering better outcomes for disabled people. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with proven leadership abilities and a successful track record of delivery.
Salary:
Expiry Date:
14/12/2022
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Regional Advisor – Foundations

Job Summary

“In November 2021, I left a local authority role to join the Team at Foundations. While I really enjoyed my previous job, it’s only as a Regional Advisor that I have fully used the knowledge and experience I’ve built during my career. One of the benefits of the role is that no two days are the same, and it’s refreshing to work for an organisation that wants you to think outside the box. While I am still using my existing knowledge, I’ve had the opportunity to develop new skills, which I know will help me if I decide to move on from Foundations. For example, I’ve worked with the marketing team to write blogs, and with the training team, I’ve developed several service improvement workshops. Not forgetting that I’ve had the opportunity to put together and present material at the Roadshows and at our National Webinars. So, if you are looking for the opportunity to make a difference beyond your local authority, develop new skills, and raise your profile nationally, then the Regional Advisor role is for you.” – Rachel Russell (Senior Regional Advisor for Foundations)

Are you someone who really likes to make a difference? Do you have experience of improving DFG services?

We’re looking for individuals who want to make an impact at a national level. You could be looking for full or part time employment, or work as a freelance associate. If you’ve got the necessary skills and drive, we’d love to hear from you.

Foundations’ Regional Advisors play a key part in improving the delivery of Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) services across England as part of our contract with the UK Government. They will support the integration of related services under the Better Care Fund and on delivering better outcomes for disabled people. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with proven leadership abilities and a successful track record of delivery. The purpose of the role is to help deliver Foundations’ work-plan by:

  • Improving and transforming the delivery of DFGs in local authorities across England;
  • Improving the customer experience of DFG processes locally and nationally;
  • Enhancing the profile and effectiveness of the Home Improvement agency (HIA) sector;
  • The role will work closely with the Director and other Regional Advisors to drive change and improvements across England.

Why work with us?

  • We’re a team that acts in unison, driven by our core values to help one another develop. We pride ourselves on trust and open communication.
  • One of our core values is: ‘We are different and make a difference’. Our aim is to make an impact that will last, and for the better.
  • Although we have a small office in Glossop, we all work remotely but stay connected.
  • We are going through a very exciting period of growth. We have lots of opportunity for learning and development.
  • We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, and not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and seek to serve our shared purpose, you will find yourself at home at Foundations!

Responsibilities and Duties

Service Delivery

  • To advise local commissioners on the integration of the DFG in local Better Care Fund Planning and commissioning priorities;
  • To support Commissioners and Providers of major adaptations programmes by the provision of exemplars of best practice supported where possible by evidence and blueprints to scale up. The exemplars will focus especially on the end-to-end process, the quality of interactions and the efficiency of customer care and customer handling;
  • To further develop the DFG Champions network and nurture new members, including social networking;
  • To build a comprehensive network of contacts and constructive relationships amongst Local Authorities, HIAs and other key stakeholders;
  • To act as the principal Foundations contact for the HIAs and other stakeholders in an agreed geographical area;
  • To help promote the work of HIAs and Foundations through participation in conferences and national and regional networking events;
  • To contribute to research and good practice initiatives conducted by Foundations for the benefit of the HIA/DFG sector;
  • To design and deliver training courses to HIAs and other stakeholders as necessary;
  • To undertake Quality Mark inspections of HIAs

Experience

  1. Minimum 3 years’ experience in delivering Disabled Facilities Grants.
  2. Experience of working with publicly funded services
  3. A record of innovation and managing change
  4. Experience of dealing with a wide range of professionals from diverse backgrounds
  5. Experience of project planning and management including budgeting
  6. Evidence of successful collaborative working with relevant stakeholders

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent, Freelance

Benefits

  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellness programme
  • Work from home

Schedule

  • Monday to Friday

Experience

  • DFG delivery: 3 years (required)
We Care Home Improvements (385x330)
Type:
Job Vacancy
Location:
BANES and West of England
Project Manager (Technical / Surveyor) - WE Care Home Improvements :
Looking to appoint a Project Manager with Surveying or Architectural backgrounds and HNC/HND qualifications in Building and Construction, or equivalent.
£37,000 pa:
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Project Manager (Technical / Surveyor) – WE Care Home Improvements

We are commissioned by Bristol City Council and BANES Local Authority to deliver a Home Improvement Agency service to older, disabled, vulnerable, self- funding and low-income people in Bristol and B&NES. To deliver upon the quality and volume requirements in this contract we are looking to appoint a Project Manager with Surveying or Architectural backgrounds and HNC/HND qualifications in Building and Construction, or equivalent.

We only work on individual, (primarily homeowners) domestic residential projects and the works we help facilitate rarely exceed £100k in value. We need someone who can survey a site, produce plans, specify works for third party contractors and who knows the planning system well enough to get applications unsupervised through planning permission stages and to achieve building regulations approval. Typical works include project management of adaptations ranging from wet rooms to extensions, and a broad range of repair works. for self-funding and grant/loan funded customers.

In the role you will consult with and support our older, vulnerable, and disabled customers regarding repairs, improvements and adaptations to their homes and prepare schedules of work/drawings/specifications as required, taking into account their individual resources, needs and wishes. Good judgement, a can-do approach, and an empathetic manner with vulnerable clients is as important as the surveying skills you will bring. There is scope for specialism within the team and we are interested to hear from applicants with a repairs or adaptions background.

You will receive support, coaching and training to help you succeed as a member of the WECHI team and you will coach and support others to help them enjoy their roles and make WECHI successful.

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