Job Location: Wigan
Contract Duration: 9 months Fixed Term Contract
Hours (weekly): 14hrs per week on a 3 weekly rota
Are you seeking an opportunity to take on a varied role making a difference to Young People in Wigan?
Your Housing Group has a fabulous opportunity for a Project Officer who is passionate about supporting vulnerable young people.
Coops Foyer is a supported housing project for young people aged 16-25 and offers them the opportunity to make progress in their lives, to build resilience and meet their aspirations.
As a Project Officer, you will play a key role in supporting residents to help them achieve their goals, develop independent living and life skills and build excellent relationships with residents, colleagues and professionals from external agencies.
The Project Officer’s work 7 hour shifts Monday to Friday on a rota basis between 8am and 8pm, including one weekend shift in four. The shifts for the Project Officer role are:
Week 1: 8am to 4pm; Week 2: 11am to 7pm; Week 3: 12pm to 8pm
As a Project Officer, you will…..
- Excellent communication skills, with the ability to relate to young and vulnerable people from different backgrounds
- good admin/organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise a busy workload
- be flexible, positive and enthusiastic, demonstrate empathy to young people, providing them with a safe, supportive and welcoming environment
….……if that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!
In addition to the above you will embrace the culture of continuous improvement to support Value for Money throughout the organisation and have a passion for doing things right first time.
What do we have to offer you? In addition to a great place to work, we offer a competitive salary and numerous benefits with up to 25 days annual leave (pro-rata for part time and increasing with length of service), plus Bank Holidays, a Cashback Health Care Plan and a Pension Scheme matched up to 8%, to name just a few!
Your Housing Group is a new generation of housing provider, working efficiently and effectively to build as many quality houses as possible, thereby playing its part in solving the national housing crisis. With over 28,000 homes across the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands, the business has a large portfolio of retirement living developments and an innovative private rental offer in Nuvu.
This role is eligible for a DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (i.e. it involves certain activities in relation to children and/or adults) and is defined as regulated activity under Part 1 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. Therefore, a DBS ENHANCED (including Child Barred List) check for a regulated activity is an essential requirement.
Prior to completing your application, please review the attached Role Profile to better understand the role and key responsibilities.
Closing date: 18th June 2021
Should we receive a high number of applications, we may close this vacancy earlier than the date indicated above, therefore, you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.
Your Housing Group values diversity and encourages applications from all communities. Your Housing Group operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for tenants or anyone who resides in a Your Housing Group property. It also operates the scheme for any applicants who declare they have a disability. Those applicants who meet the minimum requirements for the role as set out in the role profile will be guaranteed an interview. Some roles may be subject to probity checks which will override the scheme where a potential conflict of interest or a probity matter has been identified. YHG1
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