Supported Housing Team Manager
Excellent Opportunity with leading Housing Association
Permanant Opportunity in Bracknell
About Our Client
A forward thinking, leading Housing Association with a large Supported Housing and Services Department, based in Bracknell, Berkshire.
The main duties and responsibilities include;
- To lead, effectively manage, motivate and develop our team of Supportive Housing staff to ensure potential is maximised, high quality service is consistently delivered and VFM is achieved.
- To be responsible for and to ensure that health and safety management, policies , procedures , risk assessments and training are in place and adhered to in respect of all Supportive Housing staff, residents, services and schemes.
- To establish positive professional relationships with partners including Adult Social Care and Health and Care Agencies and to represent the HA at case conferences, meetings and partnership boards.
- To work closely with internal colleagues and external agencies to ensure a seamless service for customers, especially vulnerable people.
- To work with the Local Authority Supporting People Team, to ensure the appropriate financial framework is in place with regard to funding for our sheltered schemes and for floating support.
- To ensure compliance with the Supporting People Quality Assessment Framework (QAF) and Performance Indicators in our sheltered and extra support / care schemes.
- To lead in the planning, project management and modernisation for new and existing supportive housing schemes and extra care schemes
- To manage the tenant incentive scheme, to support under-occupying tenants to move to smaller accommodation including sheltered or accommodation designated for older people.
- To manage the adaptations service, with the aim of achieving a balance between supporting people to live independently and making best use of our housing stock.
Other Duties may include;
- To be available to respond to out of hours emergencies in connection with the supportive housing services or accommodation.
- To occasionally attend meetings and events outside normal office hours.
- To have a valid driving licence and access to own means of transport.
The Successful Applicant
The successful candidate will;
- Proven breadth of experience in managing Supportive Housing accommodation and services.
- Clear understanding of the accommodation, support, care and safeguarding requirements of older/vulnerable people.
- Experience in delivering Supporting People services and requirements of the quality assessment framework (QAF)
- Knowledge and understanding of the National social care, welfare reform and health and wellbeing agendas.
- Knowledge and experience of health & safety requirements for supportive housing and services.
- Ability to innovate and develop best practice.
The service operates 365 days per year so flexibility to respond to support staff in emergencies is required
- Flexibility to attend occasional evening meetings/events.
- Enhanced 'Disclosure and Barring Service' clearance.
What's on Offer
This exciting opportunity is a Monday - Friday working week, and is paying the competitive annual salary of £36,000 - £37,000 plus a range of excellent benefits and holiday allowance.