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Sheltered Housing Officer

£16.28 to £21.15 Per Hour
Job Type
19 Nov 2021
  • Sheltered Housing Officer
  • Public Sector Housing - Local Authority
  • Based in Wandsworth
  • Full Time - 36 hours per week
  • Temporary Role - 2 months with possible extension as the role is covering sickness/absence
  • £16.28 per hour PAYE / £21.15 per hour Umbrella
  • ASAP Start pending registration and compliance
  • Interview slots available on 18th, 19th, 22nd and 26th November 2021

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of working with older people in the community and within their own homes
  • Ability to understand and work speech, fire and burglar alarm systems.
  • Ability to communicate with tenants who have particular needs or problems including ability to negotiate contact agreements.
  • Skills in dealing with tenants with confidence and discretion
  • Ability to write concise reports including the completion of Independence Plans and keep accurate records, both computer and written copies
  • Experience of using IT applications including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of the Council's Equal Opportunities Policy. Experience of organising social activities for groups of people and knowledge of the benefits of exercise for older people and ability to lead classes.
  • An understanding of the essential principles of assisting clients who have fallen.
  • Experience of working within a team.
  • Ability to travel and provide cover at various sheltered sites.

Job Purpose

  • Responsible to the Head and Senior officers of Supported Housing Services and managed by Senior Sheltered Housing officers to provide the day to day management and upkeep of sheltered schemes, as directed.
  • Budgetary responsibility for keeping up-to-date accounts of all money collected/raised in connection with social activities including letting and collecting money for the guest rooms (includes cash and/or cheques which involves regular banking)
  • Personal responsibilities for physical resources, such as for the safekeeping of stationery and stores, Manga lifting equipment, and on-site security of the schemes including the management of the master key system, CCTV, burglar alarms and door entry systems
  • General monitoring of the property including cleaning of the windows and the common parts of the sheltered scheme building carried out by the cleaning contractor.
  • To be fully aware of, and understand the duties and responsibilities arising from promoting social health and well-being to vulnerable tenants through social activities, by participating or leading on, basic exercise classes, i.e. Otago, chair based exercises

Person Specification Requirements


1. Knowledge and understanding of the aims of sheltered housing.

2. Knowledge of the range of services for older people provided by other agencies.

3. Knowledge of the benefits for sheltered tenants in forming a Resident Association.


4. Experience of working with older people in the community and within their own homes

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  • Job Reference: 426082400-2
  • Date Posted: 19 November 2021
  • Employer: Adecco
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £16.28 to £21.15 Per Hour
  • Sector: Housing, Other
  • Job Type: Contract