About The Role

Do you have excellent communication and problem solving skills? Are you motivated to make a positive contribution to the lives of the people we support? If so, we really want to hear from you. 
 
As a Scheme Manager - Extra Care, you will be supporting the team in providing housing and assistance to older people (aged 55+), living in our Extra Care schemes which are designed to provide self-contained accommodation and a range of communal facilities such as lounge and dining facilities to residents.
 
You will be responsible for delivering a person-centred service, to a range of older people with diverse needs in order to promote independence and encourage them to live safely and participate as part of the wider community to reduce social isolation. It is important that you able to work collaboratively, as you will be liaising with other colleagues and external bodies to ensure an appropriate, timely and comprehensive service is delivered. This includes the effective management of all aspects of the building including dealing with contractors and visitors, regular estate inspections, managing tenancy breaches, promoting community events and identifying any health and safety issues.
 
Your responsibilities will include providing a comprehensive management service to our residents to enable them to maintain their tenancies. You will also work in partnership with the on-site Care & Support provider who operates 24 hours a day.

This role is being offered on a permanent basis, working 37 hours per week at our extra care scheme in Bath. Bandwidth hours will be 8am - 4pm.

For further information about this opportunity, please click here to view our candidate information pack.
 
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups, and expect all colleagues to share this commitment. Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
About The Candidate
To be considered for the role of Scheme Manager - Extra Care, you will be required to have:
 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to effectively deal with managing anti-social and challenging behaviours.
  • Knowledge of welfare benefits. (D)
  • Full, valid UK driving licence and access to a suitable vehicle
  • Ability to demonstrate skills to support individuals through influencing and negotiating.
  • Experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies/health professionals. (D)
  • Experience of advocacy - working in partnership with other agencies on behalf of residents.(D)
  • Demonstrates an understanding of adult vulnerabilities and the needs of older people and the role of prevention in maintaining health and wellbeing.
  • Promoting independence wherever possible
  • Demonstrates an understanding of bereavement and ability to signpost where required (e.g. counselling services etc).
  • Previous experience of housing, estate management, lettings. (D)

All criteria is to be considered as essential, unless indicated as desirable (D)

What we offer:
 
  • Discretionary Bonus scheme
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays with service related increase to your entitlement up to 30 days plus an option to purchase extra annual leave
  • Health Cash Plan including dental and optical cover (worth up to £1,100 per annum)
  • Defined Contribution pension scheme – employer contribution of 6% - 9%
  • Learning and Development including coaching and professional qualification support
  • Death in Service benefit (3 x salary) 
  • Family Friendly policies
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Health and Wellbeing programme which includes enhanced sick pay, monthly campaigns, training and yearly flu jabs  
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Car Benefit scheme
  • Volunteering days
About The Company
We provide over 39,000 homes to over 80,000 people throughout the South West from Gloucestershire to the Isles of Scilly. We have plans to invest over £2bn in the South West economy over the next 10 years and to build 7,000 homes in the area over the next five years. We will be developing new homes of all tenures including low-cost rent and sale, market rent and sale, and a range of supported housing and intermediate housing products, creating choice and flexibility. 
 
As well as developing new homes, we continue to invest in existing properties and communities. Through the stability of good housing, we place better living for better lives at the centre of our mission both today and for generations to come. At LiveWest we believe in a home for everyone. 

As an Inclusive Employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all colleagues. For further information about our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy, please click here.