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Staying Put Manager
  • Employer: Swale Borough Council
  • Reference: SWA/22/196073
  • Published: Tue 17/05/2022, 14:54 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 30/05/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 20 hours per week
  • Salary: £38,089- £42,846 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Kent

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Staying Put Manager

A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced home improvement agency manager to lead our busy Staying Put Team, on a part time basis (20 hours per week), fixed term contract for 12 months.

Staying Put is Swale Borough Council’s internal home improvement agency, as manager of the team you will work closely with grant officers and contractors, you will run a busy team being responsible for providing a client focused advice and support service to older, vulnerable and disabled people. You will oversee the handyperson service and monitoring the contractors. You will monitor performance of the team, set objectives, produce performance indicators and will be responsible for the staying put budget, both for securing funding for the service and its expenditure.

You will undertake the more complex assessments in people’s homes ensuring all aspects of the client’s needs are taken into consideration, making recommendations and decisions on works required to repair, improve, and adapt their properties enabling them to live more independently and safely in their own homes. You will also be responsible for promoting and growing the service, presenting the good work of the Staying Put team to outside agencies and public bodies including charitable organisations and professional health groups.

You will ensure the team has a good working relationship with occupational therapists who are responsible for assessing what work would meet the needs of the client and work with our contractors who carry out the works under the supervision of council’s surveyors.

We are looking for a person with good knowledge of disabled facilities grants, experience and exceptional interpersonal skills to deal with vulnerable clients with empathy and understanding. You should have good experience of using a range of IT systems such as Foundations HIA case manager and councils’ financial systems to raise orders, make payments and run reports. Have excellent numerical skills and an eye for detail to ensure the continued smooth running of the team.

Swale Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employee and volunteers to share this commitment.

Benefits include excellent annual leave and flexible home working to support work life balance.

The Council considers that the successful applicant will have access to young people and/or vulnerable adults and it is a requirement under The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 that you hold an enhanced disclosure and barring scheme check. Upon successful appointment, you will be required to provide evidence of an enhanced DBS check if you subscribe to the DBS Update Service or complete the process to obtain a DBS check.

For further information or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Glyn Pritchard on 01795 417233

Interview date: Week Commencing 6 June 2022