Who we are?

We have accommodation, such as an 8 bed supported housing project in Wells and Shepton Mallet for people over the age of 25 years who find themselves homeless. This accommodation offers a home and support needed to help a person get back on their feet and access opportunities for building a better future and securing a tenancy.

What does the job entail? What you will be doing?

This role is in an exciting housing project for homeless adults. This varied post is designed to provide ​housing management, rent accounting and administration support to clients and staff, but also encompasses providing support to the clients who will reside in Mendip District Council Temporary Accommodation within the project.  Resettlement support is also provided when residents move on into independence after leaving the project.

This role encompasses the following:

  • Administration of rent and housing benefit
  • Housing management tasks including
  • ​the following
    • Enforce organisational: Policies, Procedures, Licence/Tenancy Agreements
    • Carryout specified Health & Safety checks to ensure compliance to organisational and legislative requirements
  • Receive referrals, arrange and facilitate those referred for the Temporary Accommodation within the project
  • Support will be provided across the district where needed, both accommodation and community based work, to assist those who need comprehensive housing support to identify, secure and set up move on accommodation to achieve independent living.

​What skills will the successful candidate need?

An Experience in face-to-face support work  within supported housing or similar

An Experience of work in housing, homelessness, supported housing or with vulnerable adults

​YMCA Brunel Group is an inclusive organisation and the post requires a shared commitment to equality and diversity.

What we offer!

  • Enhanced sick pay allowances and paid compassionate and emergency dependent leave.
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free health and wellbeing advice via a 24/7.
  • YMCA employee advantages

Location

Shepton Mallet

Contract type and working hours:

20 hours a week

Permanent contract

Salary

£11,591 per annum

Contact

​If you have any further questions please contact Mandy, Accommodation and Support Manager for adult services: mandycarey@ymca-bg.org

HR line

YMCA Brunel Group is committed to follow safer recruitment guidelines and all candidates will have to demonstrate full employment history, give 2 good references and be DBS checked. In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

OUR CORE VALUES

These core values were developed by our staff and trustees and they are at the core of what we do and how we behave. We know that our staff are at the heart of all our work and we are constantly working at ways to develop and nurture our employees. Some current ways we do this include:

  • Staff get a fully inclusive membership of our health & wellbeing centre in Bath for the heavily discounted price of £15/month
  • We offer a weekly wind down yoga and guided meditation class that is free to all staff
  • We offer ways to upskill in different areas such as social media, fundraising, relationship building and health, safety & compliance
  • Mentoring, coaching and secondment schemes – to support staff new in post and those seeking development and new opportunities.
  • To meet and attend national YMCA events as well as access to other YMCA networks either geographically or role driven.

Other employee benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Enhanced sick pay allowances and paid compassionate and emergency dependent leave
  • Free health & wellbeing advice via a 24/7 support line
  • YMCA employee advantages such as access to national YMCA discounts

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