Property Officer, Swansea ABBA

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Charity / Not for Profit, Nursing / Social Care, Property / Lettings / Surveying
Region:
South Wales
Location:
Swansea
Salary description:
£17, 382 per annum
Posted:
18/07/2019
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
The Wallich
Job Ref:
974PO


Property Officer, Swansea ABBA

Reports To: Maintenance Manager / ABBA Project

Term: Permanent

Based At: Swansea

Salary: £17, 382 Per annum

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 08.00am - 16.00pm

Closing Date: 22 Jul 2019 12:00PM

Introduction

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Project Description

The maintenance team operates across Wales and is responsible for ensuring that all projects are compliant with necessary health and safety legislation and meet required standards, as well as managing a comprehensive planned and responsive maintenance service to all of The Wallich’s properties.

The ABBA project provides alternative temporary accommodation (to bed and breakfast) to homeless people. Occupants will be supported during their stay, which can be for a few weeks to a few months.

Purpose of Role

To provide a basic repair, maintenance and cleaning service to the Swansea ABBA project. Ensuring that void periods between residents are kept to a minimum and that the accommodation is maintained at an acceptable standard. Swansea ABBA manages up to 41 flats in the Swansea area, which are required to be a good state of readiness for new residents.

Person Profile

Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of general building maintenance.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the legal compliance frameworks within which you are expected to work (e.g. COSHH, Health and Safety Regulations etc.).
  • Knowledge of how your personal life can affect your own performance and attendance.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues that homeless people face.
  • Knowledge and understanding of professional boundaries when working with vulnerable people.

Experience

  • Experience of identifying and undertaking minor repairs or maintenance, including carpentry and decorating.
  • Experience of domestic and commercial cleaning.
  • Experience of identifying hazards and writing/revising risk assessments for health & safety issues.
  • Experience of recording your work in paper or digital systems.
  • Experience of prioritising workloads to meet deadlines.
  • Experience of building beneficial relationships with a range of agencies, members of the team and the wider organisation.
  • Experience of engaging with diverse people in a non-judgemental way.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable people.
  • Experience of dealing with challenging situations.

Other

  • Confident and able to lone work on own initiative and without close supervision.
  • Driving licence essential.
  • Competent using Microsoft Word, Excel and MS Outlook.
  • Flexible and able to meet the changing needs of the service and the organisation.
  • Ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable but not essential.

Interviews to be held Thursday 30th July 2019

Induction Details: All Wallich Staff are required to a attend a 5 day induction at our Offices in Cardiff at the start of their employment.

To apply, please visit our website by clicking here or the “Apply Now” button below

Company Description

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Personal Development:

We place an emphasis on personal development for staff at all levels throughout the charity. Our in-house training programme offers a wide range of courses which you will be encouraged to attend to support you to develop whilst working for us. You may also be asked to attend external or vocational learning opportunities as appropriate.

Closing Date:
22/07/2019

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