Community Officer

Oxford

Salary – £28,239 – £34,169 (+ £750 Car Allowance) per annum – depending on skills and experience

Contract type – Permanent

Working hours – Part time – 20 hours

Closing Date – 26 September 2022

Interview Date – 29 September 2022

About us

In April 2021, GreenSquare and Accord Housing Association merged to create a bigger, better, organisation. GreenSquareAccord was created in order to deliver our purpose of Building Better Lives. Building Better Lives means that we exist to provide the affordable homes and care services that enable people to achieve their full potential, without having to worry about the quality, affordability and safety of their housing and care.

As a charitable housing provider, we provide over 25,000 homes to more than 54,000 people. We deliver over 3 million hours of care to individuals every year. We have a geographical reach from the north east, to the south west of England. And we employ around 4,000 people.

We are committed to providing great homes and care, in a great neighbourhood, with great service.

About the role

We are currently seeking a Community Officer to work within our neighbourhoods department in Oxfordshire; this will be working with us full time and on a permanent basis.

You will provide an excellent service to all GreenSquareAccord customers and work with partner agencies to help customers achieve an independent and positive life and to enhance the environment and communities within the schemes and neighbourhoods.

Reporting to the 55+ & ECH Service Manager you will ensure the delivery of high quality holistic services across GreenSquareAccord`s older peoples accommodation. You will be responsible for the overall management of the schemes within GreenSquareAccord 55+ sheltered housing stock and for the provision of a support service at one 55+ leasehold scheme.

You will also deliver health and safety within the communal areas, maintain accurate records and work with the 55+ and ECH Housing Team and colleagues from other departments to deliver a safe and efficient service.

Please note that if you are successful in this role, we will require a DBS check to be completed. Further details will be sent following offer.

About you

Qualified, capable and willing to gain qualification and/or have equivalent level of skills and experience to CIH/NVQ Level 2 in Housing/Support are essential.

A good standard of general education and the ability to use email, Microsoft Office and other relevant IT systems is also required. Report writing, data analysis and a working knowledge of welfare benefits, relevant legislation, and how to access sources of funding and services for people who are struggling financially is also needed.

Benefits

In support and recognition of our colleagues who will help us deliver our employer strategy, we offer a fantastic benefits package. This includes; annual holiday entitlement (plus statutory bank holidays); a defined contribution pension scheme; trust based flexible working and a Confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

All individuals who apply to work at GreenSquareAccord are considered on their merits in line with our Diversity and Inclusion strategy and policy.

GreenSquareAccord are a Disability Confident Employer therefore we actively encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and try to provide access, adjustments, equipment or other practical support where required. All applicants with a disability who meet the `essential eligibility criteria` for the role, as detailed in the job description, are guaranteed an interview.

If you need any assistance, adjustments or adaptations throughout our selection processes please let us know.

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