Housing Lead Officer Particular Needs

Favourite Dumfries & Galloway Council
Ref no: DGA03043
Closes: Friday, 26th January 2018
Published: Thursday, 11th January 2018
Location: Various locations within Dumfries and Galloway, Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries
Salary: £39,717 - £42,777 per year
Hours: 36.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Dumfries & Galloway Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Housing / Homeless


Housing Lead Officer (Particular Needs) (16/45)
£39,717 - £42,777

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time, permanent Housing Lead Officer for Particular Needs Housing within Dumfries and Galloway Council to work across our health, social care and housing sectors to develop innovative housing models to address the increasing demand for intermediate/extra care housing, supported housing for vulnerable people and to identify possible alternatives to hospital admission as well as aiding the hospital discharge processes.

The post holder will provide project management support to the 4 localities and professional leadership in this area for our Health and Social Care Partnership by working in partnership with front line staff and our managers across partners from statutory and independent sectors to promote continuous improvement and its link to quality. You will also provide professional leadership and influence key practice areas based on best practice and extensive knowledge and experience of housing, health and social care and a key element of the post is to develop our Particular Housing Needs Strategy.

The successful candidate will have to demonstrate a clear understanding of the relevant key policy drivers for this post, be able to work under their own initiative and manage conflicting demands accordingly. You will also have a minimum of 5 years post qualifying experience of working in a related housing, health or social care position and have a relevant professional qualification in Housing, Social Work or Health and Social Care. You will be able to evidence experience of working collaboratively with other agencies and professionals in facilitating change, Chair multi agency housing related meetings and have the ability to prepare business cases for new developments.

A current driving licence is an essential requirement of this post as you will be working across Dumfries and Galloway. However, if you have a disability which precludes you from holding a driving licence consideration will be given if alternative transport can be arranged.

This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. From 28 February 2011, preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.

For further information please contact Gary Sheehan, Locality Health and Social Care Manager on 07900737069 or Jimmy Marshall, Locality Social Work Manager on 07734073429.

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