Project Assistant
Blackmore House

Job reference: NRD-CAS-010689

Location: Blackmore House

Closing date: 25/04/2019

Salary: £17,550 Pro Rata

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Care and Support

Hours per week: 18.75

Riverside are looking to recruit a Project Assistant in Blackmore House, Romford, working 18.75 hours per week, over 7 days (flexible), on a permanent basis. You’ll earn £8,775 per year (£17,550 pro rata).


Who you’ll be helping

. Blackmore House offers specialist supported housing for people over 50, with additional support needs around mental health. It provides secure, long-term accommodation that uses a recovery approach to enable independence and promotes living actively within the local community.

This post is based in a supported housing scheme that specialises in support for people who experience mental health issues.  Your shift will involve duties that include supporting our customers to manage daily living.  This can include, shopping, budgeting, cooking and organising activities aimed at getting people involved.  There are also duties around scheme health and safety and ensuring that our customers live in an attractive and psychologically informed environment. 

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a clear commitment to frontline support and good help.  Supporting people to work with their strengths and assets to become more resilient and independent.

The position is for 18.75 hours per week, spread over three shifts. Shifts include some weekends.  It is a 365 days a year scheme and you may have to work bank holidays.

Please complete the ‘additional details’ on our website and use this space to demonstrate why you are applying for this post and how your experience and skills match the attached job description.

You will be expected to liaise with and help the residents so experience working with vulnerable groups or in a housing management/social care environment is preferred. You will be expected to take and make phone calls, carry out administrative functions, using IT systems etc.

You can read more about the scheme here

Day to day

Your responsibilities as a Project Assistant at Blackmore House will include:
•Acting as an initial point of reference on the phone, or in a reception area as required
•Carrying out day to day office administrative functions to ensure that all records and files are maintained
•Contribute to the formulation and delivery of person centred support plans
•Assisting residents with day-to-day support and tenancy issues
•Using IT systems appropriately including adding updates to the Support Database

For a deeper understanding of your responsibilities, take a look at the job description linked below.


Does this describe you?

You are flexible, empathetic, inclusive and resilient. Even better, you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills too.

Though not essential by any means, you have preferably worked with vulnerable clients in a housing or support setting before. 

Click on the job description linked below to see a full list of our essential requirements.


What’s in it for you?

In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer you:
•25 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays)
•Family friendly benefits providing enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption
•Tax-free bikes and car loan scheme
•Eye tests, glasses and lenses
•Life assurance and home contents insurance
•Childcare vouchers salary sacrifice through payroll
•Riverside Rewards scheme and app, providing valuable access to discounted benefits including high street and online savings


Who are Riverside?

We are one of the UK’s leading social housing and regeneration organisations. We are a group of not-for-profit and commercial companies with a charitable housing association at our core. Operating across 160 local authorities in England and Scotland and housing 100,000+ people, we are fully committed to improving the lives of thousands of individuals and families. We seek to transform lives and revitalise neighbourhoods.


Is Riverside for you?

We want you to feel empowered and that your voice is truly heard. Being a company focused on people, we treat our customers with this same respect.
We trust you to protect our customers, our people and our business and we see outstanding worth in those with the courage to take responsibility, innovate and find solutions.
Your focus on performance and ambition is rewarded with development opportunities. With Riverside, you can achieve.

If you’re thinking of joining us as a Project Assistant, we’d love to hear from you. We encourage applicants from all sections of the community so that we can truly reflect the neighbourhoods in which we work.


The closing date for this job has now passed.