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Sheltered Housing Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The Council's Sheltered Housing service manages 25 schemes and our large team of Sheltered Housing Officers do a really important job in supporting the 850 tenants within them while ensuring our schemes remain safe and secure. 

We now need a part time Sheltered Housing Officer to manage our scheme in Hanslope. The hours of work are 09:00-15:00, Monday to Friday. 

You need to be enthusiastic about working with older people, have an understanding of their needs and have a flexible, problem solving approach.

Main Responsibility

  • Visiting tenants daily, providing low level support and promoting ongoing independence 
  • Completing independent living plans with tenants and making sure all records are kept up to date 
  • Encouraging activities within the scheme and chairing tenants meetings 
  • Making sure the building conforms to health and safety standards and reporting all repair issues 
  • Property viewings, housing suitability assessments and testing our community alarm equipment 
  • Working closely with other agencies to promote safeguarding

The Ideal Candidate

Who we are looking for.....

  • Someone who enjoys talking to people and wants to help others 
  • Someone who is confident in leading discussions and problem solving
  • Someone who has excellent IT skills and is organised 
  • Someone who is resilient with the ability to manage challenging situations 
  • Someone who is confident working on their own 
  • Someone who is flexible -  you will need to provide cover in other schemes sometimes

 

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 19.7%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy

About the Company

Milton Keynes is a diverse, multi cultural, adrenaline packed expanding city with so much to offer on its door step. From beautiful open spaces, a busy theatre district, large shopping centre to a number of cultural and leisure facilities.

Milton Keynes Council has an array of responsibilities, such as: education, housing, highways and social services. Altogether, the council provides over 240 services to the citizens of Milton Keynes, and to meet such an extensive and diverse range of challenges we must be innovative and dynamic to provide services successfully to meet the increasing demands that will accompany the growth of Milton Keynes. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with us.  Here at Milton Keynes Council, we pride ourselves on modelling our values, that were co-created with colleague.  We are dedicated, respectful and collaborative as we strive every day to make a difference to local people and the community we serve.  If you share our values and want to experience a fulfilling job measured on outcomes and results with great work-life balance, make a move to Milton Keynes Council.

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