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Housing Plus Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Please see advert text
Advert Start Date:
20/03/2020
Advert End Date:
02/04/2020 23:59
Salary:
£22,021 - £23,836 per annum, pro rata
Hours per week:
18.5 and 37 hours per week
Job Category:
Housing
Vacancy ID:
197152
Employment Location:
Citywide, Newcastle upon Tyne
Closing date:
2 Apr
Further Information

At YHN our vision is to be ‘First for Housing’. We have bold plans for the future and our people are key to us achieving our goals, so we want to attract the very best.

We manage more than 26,000 homes on behalf of Newcastle City Council and provide a huge range of support services to our customers. From benefits and money advice to providing a repairs and maintenance service and supporting customers with their tenancies, we strive to make living easier.

Our new business strategy, Destination 2022, sets out how we’re going to achieve our vision. The journey to Destination 2022 is guided by our values - Ready, Amazing, Revolutionary, Energetic - we live and breathe them, and they shape how we workday to day.

We offer a forward thinking and open environment where our people are empowered to make a difference, coupled with competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits.

These benefits include flexible working, generous annual leave allowance, local government pension scheme and access to extensive learning and development opportunities plus regular support from your manager.

The Role: Housing Plus Officer (Fixed term for 6 months)
Based at one of our Housing Plus schemes for Older People, you will support independent living and create positive and vibrant communal living spaces. This will involve developing community networks and providing low level person-centred support as well as working with a range of partners. You will have responsibility for building and tenancy management. The majority of schemes are staffed for 3.5 hours each day, so full time officers will work across two schemes. We have 2 vacant posts, working 37 or 18.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday during office hours.

The Person: Passionate about working with older people, with great communication skills and an understanding of how good housing support can enhance customer's lives. You will be self-motivated, enthusiastic and customer focussed.

Most of our full-time vacancies are available on a job share basis, if you want to discuss this option for this vacancy or if you would like to have an informal discussion about the post, please contact Malcolm Coleman 0191 2787782 or email yhnjobs@newcastle.gov.uk

References will be requested prior to interview for all roles requiring DBS clearance. The successful applicant will not commence in their role until satisfactory DBS clearance is obtained.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV’s, only online applications. To apply, click on the “Apply Now” tab. Any communication sent to you regarding your application will be sent to the email address you have set up on your North East Jobs account, so you will need to ensure that you check your inbox.

YHN is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all groups regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, disability, age, race, maternity and pregnancy, marriage and civil partnership and gender reassignment.