Scheme Manager: Sheltered Housing – Surrey

Job title: Scheme Manager: Sheltered Housing
Reporting to: Director of Care
Direct reports: Scheme Coordinator; Wellbeing & Leisure Coordinator
Location: Whitgift Almshouses & Whitgift House

Working hours:

  • 1820 hours per anum
  • 7 day/week rota – 8.00am-5.00pm Monday -Fridays with 1 hour unpaid lunch break
  • Weekends 8.00am-2.00pm

Salary: SCP 26-29 (£31,587-£34,569)

For more information & to apply online, please click here


Housing Officer – Bedfont, Middlesex

Job Description

Following a staff reorganisation we have a vacancy for a housing officer. The post will undertake all the key housing functions including admissions, void management, arrears and licence compliance.

The post is based in Bedfont Middlesex, quite close to Heathrow.

The post is full time, Monday to Friday.

We have two charities located in Bedfont that this post will support.

There are 81 properties between them and we are planning to build an additional 30 flats at one of the sites.

How to apply

Please send your CV to Adrian.nisbet@argonaut-hr.com


Housing Services Manager, Sir Josiah Mason Trust, Solihull

Hours: Full Time 35 hours per week
Salary: £27,500 per annum
Location: Solihull based but covering WM region
Closing Date: 30th September 2020

The Housing Manager is an essential role in managing a team of peripatetic support workers and the housing management function.

We are looking for someone who has support services management experience and housing knowledge with the passion and drive to help us progress our exciting plans and to ensure that the service we offer is person centred and to a high standard. 

More info and to download and application form, please visit https://www.sjmt.org.uk/work-for-us


Lead Warden & Assistant Warden vacancy – Waterhouse & Mackintosh Charities.

The Trustees of Waterhouse and Mackintosh Homes are seeking to fill the roles of Lead Warden and Assistant Warden (which may be part-time) commencing early 2021.

For further information regarding the Charities, visit www.waterhousecharities.co.uk
The roles would suit either a couple, two people with the appropriate skills who are used to working together in a similar environment or the two roles could be considered independently.

Both roles are rewarded by an attractive remuneration package.

Lead Warden role

Salary £20,000 per anum plus pension contributions, holiday entitlement and accommodation.

The Trustees are looking for a warm, engaging and approachable person with experience in providing high standards of compassionate care for older people.

They will have good IT skills, preferably be qualified in First Aid and Manual Handling or have a willingness to gain the relevant qualifications. They will be able to foster good working relationships with other members of staff and Trustees.

Assistant Warden role

Salary £14,000 per anum plus pension contributions and holiday entitlement.

The Assistant Warden will be equally approachable, have IT, maintenance and gardening skills, the ability to supervise visiting contractors and note the general maintenance of the properties.

They will have a willingness to gain qualifications in First Aid and Manual Handling and will be able to foster good working relationships with other members of staff and Trustees.

This does not have to be live in role but the Assistant Warden must live within a reasonable distance of the Homes in case of emergency.

Both roles will include a degree of 24hr cover for the Residents’ of the Homes.
Both roles will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Both job roles can be viewed on the charity website:
https://www.waterhousecharities.co.uk/news-events/one-vacancy-waterhouse-homes

How to apply

Application Packs can be obtained via the Charities’ website, www.waterhousecharities.co.uk and click on the ‘Vacancies tab’ or from The Clerk, The Wardens’ House, Harrison Rd, Halifax HX1 2AZ.

If you require further information or a large print Application Pack please contact the Charities at info@waterhousecharities.co.uk.

Closing date

The closing date for Applications is 5pm on 18th September 2020.


Chief Executive Vacancy – Care Ashore, Alfold, Surrey

A steady hand on the tiller!

circa £55k + benefits

Care Ashore serves all seafarers, fishermen, and their dependents in need, by providing sheltered housing with support and holiday accommodation on its extensive Springbok Estate in rural Surrey. 

The charity also manages a number of commercial activities including property rental, farm rental, camping and caravanning, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, and guest rooms, to generate income to subsidise the cost of services offered to seafarers, and to support capital projects on site.

Care Ashore has faced multiple challenges in recent years, and whilst most of these have been or are being addressed, we now seek a Chief Executive with a high degree of resilience, skill, diplomacy and ingenuity to successfully build on recent advances, and lead the charity to achieve our ambitions.

With a proven track record in senior management and sound business sense, the successful candidate will have exceptional people, communications and leadership skills. Direct experience of the care and housing sector will be important, alongside an understanding of charity sector governance.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, reflecting the Trustees’ desire to attract the right candidate to this exceptional and rewarding role at a critical time of change for Care Ashore.  

Please click this link to download the full Candidate Information Pack and information on how to apply. If you have any queries, please email Hayley McDonald at hayley.mcdonald@actionplanning.co.uk

Closing date 9.00am, Tuesday 1st September 2020

Registered Charity Number 207500


Trustee Vacancy – Care Ashore, Alfold, Surrey

Care Ashore serves all seafarers, fishermen, and their dependents in need, by providing sheltered housing with support and holiday accommodation on its extensive Springbok Estate in rural Surrey. 

The charity also manages a number of commercial activities including property rental, farm rental, camping and caravanning, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, and guest rooms, to generate income to subsidise the cost of services offered to seafarers, and to support capital projects on site.

Care Ashore has faced multiple challenges in recent years, and now that most of these have been or are being addressed we are undertaking a complete ‘refresh’ of our Board. Several longstanding trustees stood down recently, so we seek a number of new colleagues, with a clear focus on building up the Board’s skills in a number of key areas. Current priorities are people with good, current experience of charity governance and/or management (i.e. reporting at Board level), PLUS one or more of the following:

  1. Strong financial skills (preferably a qualified accountant, ideally specifically with experience of charity accounts)
  2. Experience of running residential facilities, especially for older people
  3. Human Resources expertise
  4. Fundraising and/or marketing skills
  5. Property

Given its strong links with the maritime sector, Care Ashore is particularly keen to welcome onto its Board people with the above skills, who have also served at sea – for example in the Merchant Navy, Royal Navy, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Fishing Fleet etc. However, we also warmly welcome interest from people with other backgrounds and experience.

Please click this link to download the full Candidate Information Pack and information on how to apply. If you have any queries, please email Hayley McDonald at hayley.mcdonald@actionplanning.co.uk

Closing date 9.00am Tuesday 1st September 2020

Registered Charity Number 207500


Almshouse Manager, Hammersmith, London

Job Title: Almshouse Manager
Hours: Full-Time, Permanent
Salary: £35k – £40k depending on experience
Location: Hammersmith, London

St Joseph’s Society, established in 1708, has 31 self-contained flats and is the only almshouse in the country providing accommodation specifically for Catholics of retirement age and limited means who are capable of independent living in a supported environment.

St Joseph’s is seeking to appoint an Almshouse Manager to be responsible for the daily management of the almshouse premises and related charity matters, as well as modernising and updating some of the administrative procedures.  The role is wide-ranging and duties include management of the day-to-day affairs regarding the residents, ensuring the property and gardens are well-maintained, supervising wardens and independent contractors, running the office and all administrative matters including computerised and manual systems, basic book-keeping and keeping up-to-date with matters of governance and compliance.  Essentially, and above all, fostering and maintaining the ethos, character and culture of this peaceful haven.

For this significant and rewarding role, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A genuine interest in people and their individual circumstances
  • A proven track record of facilities management and buildings maintenance
  • Significant experience of managing staff and independent contractors
  • The willingness and ability to organise and prioritise a varied workload
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills and IT competence
  • Knowledge of statutory and regulatory requirements

You will be a proactive and positive individual with a light touch possessing excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.  You can pay close attention to detail and have the flexibility to prioritise, ensuring that the welfare and wellbeing of the residents and staff is at the forefront of all your work on behalf of the charity’s trustees.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to be successful in this role then please submit your CV and supporting statement to Adam Stacey, Associate Director, info@charismarecruitment.co.uk  quoting our reference JO2771. Full details can also be found here

For any further information, please contact Adam Stacey on 020 7998 8888 or 01962 813300
Closing date for applications: 10 August 2020
Interview date: early September 2020


Resident Warden – Tiverton Almshouse Trust 28.5 hours per week

Tiverton Almshouse Trust is one of the UK’s leading Almshouse charities and is also a registered social landlord with a portfolio of commercial units it leases to retailers in Tiverton along with other residential accommodation it lets in the Town Centre.

We provide high quality homes in beautiful communal gardens for people aged over 60 that are in need financially, who are able to lead an independent life but have real need for quality housing with daily warden support. The charity owns two main sites in Tiverton comprising over 40 self-contained homes on each site.

We wish to appoint a self-motivated, caring, well organised Resident Warden with a can do attitude as well as good communication skills and attention to detail.

Reporting to the Housing Manager, the role is responsible for:

Housing and building management:

  • typically noting and reporting on the condition of the building and equipment
  • showing prospective residents around
  • managing the cleaner
  • security of the site
  • liaising with families, other agencies, health professionals, contractors visiting the site
  • monitoring residents compliance with their licence and keeping accurate records

Support:

  • responding without delay to emergency calls (when on duty)
  • providing assistance to residents and keeping next of kin appraised of developments and issues arising
  • checking in daily with residents with minimum intervention and arranging and/or providing short-term assistance and support
  • ensuring residents have access to a wide range of social activities on site and facilitating access to these as required

The position provides free accommodation in the form of a house on the site, plus the Trust will pay your gas, water, Council Tax and telephone costs. You will also have a salary of £12,991 per annum, 28 days annual leave and a 5% contribution to our stakeholder pension scheme.

Your hours will be 28.5 per week, Monday to Friday 8am – 12.30pm, the balance of 6 hours will be worked flexibly to meet the needs of residents. Applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Tiverton Almshouse Trust is an Equal Opportunites employer and welcomes applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community. The right applicant will be keen to champion the Trust’s mission and values

For further information please contact:

Tiverton Almshouse Trust, The Market House, 18 Bampton Street, Tiverton, Devon EX16 6AA.
www.tivertonalmshouse.org.uk
For an application form, please see our website or contact us on 01884 251444, or email trust@tivertonalmshouse.org.uk

Closing date: 14th August 2020
Interviews week commencing TBC


Trustee Vacancy – Hillier Almshouses – Guildford

The trustee position requires attendance to 3 board meetings per year, Feb, May and October, they are generally on Tuesday afternoons at 2pm and last for 2 – 2.5 hours. 

We do not have any specific requirements with regard to skills but someone with a bit of financial knowledge or legal knowledge would be a bonus.  What we require first and foremost is someone who can show understanding and empathy for our residents and the almshouse ethos, someone who is happy to join us for coffee and social events occasionally throughout the year and although we have a small team of knowledgeable and experienced staff, it is good to have supportive and understanding trustees who can be hands on if required. 

It is not an onerous position, in fact it is a very nice voluntary role for someone who feels they have time to give something back to the community. 

We are deregistered from the Homes and Communities Agency and do have trustee indemnity insurance. 

We house 29 ladies over 60 years old.

If you are interested please contact Val Richards at hillier.almshouse@gmail.com for details on how to apply


Trustee Vacancy (Treasurer) – Thames Ditton Almshouse Charity

Job Description

A small charity in Thames Ditton, Surrey, is looking for a new trustee to replace their outgoing treasurer who is retiring at the end of June.

The charity consists of two sites: six cottages in the Station Road and a further six flats in Weston Green. Their residents live independently and the role of the trustees is to support the residents with any issues that might arise and to maintain the upkeep of the properties.

The trustees hold four meetings a year and the treasurer would be expected to make sure that day-to-day contractors are paid and that the yearly accounts are up-to-date.

Contact details

If you would like to find out more about this role and apply, please contact Tanya Arif at tanya.arif@btinternet.com.