We’re Abri, a housing association based in the south of England. One of the largest in fact. We've got 35,000 homes and 1,500 colleagues. And if all our 80,000 residents lived in the same place, we’d have a town roughly the size of Guildford.
We’re a passionate bunch. We think we can make a real difference. Homelessness, poverty, inequality, a lack of affordable housing. They’re all linked. They’re issues that affect so many, young and old alike. And we don’t think that’s right. We want to give people the chance to dream big and be who they want to be. Homes are at the heart of everybody’s lives. And we exist to help make good homes, and good lives a reality for everyone.
We’ve all got different backgrounds, strengths and experiences. But we share the same values. It’s these shared values that bring us together as one team.
Our colleagues embrace these every day. Be the difference to our customers and colleagues, always curious and look for better solutions, achieve together by working in partnership with others, own it openly through working with others in an open and honest way, and finally embrace possibility and see changes and challenges as welcomed opportunities.
If you share our values and want to make a real difference in the world, you’re on to a winner and we’d love to hear from you!
Your new role
We are currently looking for an Independent Living Team Leader to deliver a first-class service in our Eastleigh area - and we need you! We're offering a 12 month fixed term contract now as we are working towards a one way of working and reorganising to support the success of services that change lives. This will bring further opportunities to develop your career and yourself and a possibility of an extension.
The purpose of this key role is to operationally manage a local, specialist, independent living service providing housing and support for older people across a range of independent living schemes.
You'll ensure that the team provides effective housing management and support to people with a wide range of needs that enables people to remain in their own home and lead as independent a life as possible. Delivering change programs and working with other Independent Living Team Leaders in other areas you will continually develop consistent and excellent services that provide the highest levels of customer care and ensure that Abri complies with all established policies and procedures and required legal, regulatory and inspection frameworks.
As a forward-thinking Team Leader you will have:
- A demonstrable practical knowledge of housing management including, for example, arrears recovery, void management, lettings, Health & Safety and Anti Social Behaviour.
- Knowledge and experience of managing, developing, inspiring and motivating a dispersed team, where individual team members are predominantly lone working.
- Evidence of delivering support services to older and vulnerable people, where promoting and encouraging independence is essential.
- A full clean driving licence and/or ability to travel in a timely and efficient manner to visit other sites, customers and attend meetings, frequently located in areas not covered by public transport.
Effective time management skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure and constantly re-organise priorities are essential.
If you feel you have the experience, skills and attitude, we want to hear from you.
What you can expect from us
We want our colleagues at all levels to be bold, inspiring and not afraid to speak up and be their authentic selves.
Your wellbeing is really important to us, so you can expect a competitive reward package to ensure you and your family are supported at work and at home. You’ll receive 28 days of annual leave a year (pro-rata for our part time colleagues) with Bank Holidays on top as well as being entitled to our generous pension scheme.
We’ll work with you to help you reach your goals through personal development plans and our in-house People Development team.
Depending on your role you may need to work a set shift pattern, or you may have greater flexibility to choose when and where you work. Either way, we strive to ensure all colleagues have a degree of flexibility to attend life’s important events.
Abri is committed to promoting an inclusive culture. We want our colleagues to bring their individual differences, life experiences and knowledge into the workplace and we welcome their contribution to our amazing company. Everyone is different, everyone is unique.
Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams.