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Communications Officer

Employer: Look Ahead Care Support and Housing
Close date: Tuesday 12/05/2020

Look Ahead Care Support and Housing have a current part time role for a Communications Officer, on a 12 months fixed term contract.   This role is working 21 hours per week and is based in Maidstone but with occasional travel to Look Ahead's Head Office in Westminster.
Look Ahead is a leading provider of both accommodation and community based services across ten districts within Kent. Customers include adults with complex needs, homeless adults, young people and high risk victims of domestic abuse. They are looking for someone to join a small team of workers providing services to support all their teams across Kent to increase Look Ahead's presence on digital media, raise the profile of the organisation and all the good work that they carry out, showcasing the amazing journeys that their customers travel and the amazing outcomes they achieve.
The job will be varied from one day to the next. You might be writing an awards application, organising an event for local stakeholders, working on their website, producing local marketing materials or interviewing people for case studies.  As the sole communications role in Kent, you must be a strong self starter with ability to get stuck in and make the role your own. Look Ahead's Communications Team will provide support and plenty of direction but your own initiative, a can do approach and a positive approach will be essential.

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Support Worker

Employer: Look Ahead Care Support and Housing
Close date: Saturday 23/05/2020

Look Ahead Care Support and Housing have a current vacancy for a Support Worker, a full time permanent position working in the Young Person service in West Kent.
The Young People's Support Worker will work within Look Ahead's flexible supported accommodation and floating support for Children in Care, Care Leavers and Homeless 16/17-year olds. The role manages the initial period from when a child or young person is first referred to ensuring a smooth arrival and transition to planning their exit from the service including identifying suitable long-term accommodation and managing their expectations.    This hybrid role will also work across the West Kent area flexibly providing floating support for those young people living in their own accommodation and ensure that they are enabled to develop their resilience and independence.

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Contracts Officer

Employer: MHS Homes
Close date: Monday 25/05/2020

MHS homes have a current vacancy for a Contracts Officer, a full time permanent role based in Chatham, Kent. This is a brand new role that will be responsible for helping the delivery of their procurement strategy and practice, seeking to promote value for money, promoting effective negotiation and supporting contract management activity. MHS homes are committed to delivering high quality, customer focussed service to the business through delivering the process, development, rationalisation, streamlining and monitoring of all corporate contracts.    Reporting to the Procurement Manager, you’ll be responsible for supporting the leadership and implementation of the procurement contract management strategy along with sound value for money and industry best practice. You will also oversee all live contracts and system alerts to ensure required contracts remain current and you’ll  co-ordinate and engage with Contract/Project Managers to ensure the delivery of high quality service, developing and implementing operational objectives that are relevant to the business area. Successful applicants will be invited for interview week commencing 1st June 2020.

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Insurance Co-ordinator

Employer: MHS Homes
Close date: Monday 25/05/2020

MHS Homes have a current vacancy for an Insurance C0-ordinator, a full time permanent role based in Chatham, Kent.  They are now in a position to recruit for this exciting brand new role.  MHS homes are committed to delivering high quality, customer focused services through efficient insurance procedures that are in line with legal obligations and industry best practise with an overall goal of improving the welfare of their customers, colleagues and the wider community. They are looking for someone who can lead on improving insurance risk management and focus awareness on reducing and managing insurance claims. Reporting to the Procurement and Insurance Manager, you'll oversee the governance of their insurance and claims process, giving assurance that that all claims are efficiently and promptly managed.   You will also support  the development and delivery of insurance training and materials to the business as well as providing guarantee that mhs homes has the appropriate level of insurance in place to cover all legal and statutory requirements. In addition you will manage the internal claims process for all divisions, liaising with the appropriate stakeholders to establish a collaborative approach to effective claims handing and investigating, whilst developing action plans for the mitigation of risks. Successful applicants will be invited for interview week commencing the 8th June 2020.

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Home Energy Officer

Employer: Thanet District Council
Close date: Friday 29/05/2020

Thanet District Council have a current vacancy for a Home Energy Officer, a full time permanent role based in Thanet, Kent.   They are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to join their Housing Services team to develop the Council’s home energy advice and deliver a programme of support to residents. This is an exciting time to join an organisation focussed on reducing the carbon footprint in the district and help the most vulnerable. A customer-focussed role, you will have a passion for Climate Change and to promote the benefits of carbon reduction and funding programmes to tenants and homeowners.

Main duties

Your role will be to provide comprehensive grant advice to households and support the delivery of home energy projects and strategies. Working alongside the Housing Team’s Disabilities Facilities Grant Programme and services across Environmental Health, you will capture data and create a fresh understanding of stock condition and energy use in existing properties, to help to inform the Council’s Climate Change Strategy. The successful candidate will have an awareness of the low-carbon energy supply agenda and be able to implement measures and advice and support, including delivering training in programmes such as KEEP, Home Energy Conservation and tools for financial assistance for Fuel Poverty households. Candidates should have appropriate energy or technical qualifications or experience.

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Housing Strategy Officer

Employer: Thanet District Council
Close date: Saturday 30/05/2020

Thanet District Council have a current vacancy for a Housing Strategy Officer, they are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join their Housing Strategy and Projects Team. The successful candidate will be required to assist in the delivery of the Housing Strategy, and policy initiatives within all areas of housing. This is an exciting opportunity to join an organisation focussed on working with developers to increase the delivery of Housing in Thanet.  This is a full time permanent position based in Thanet, Kent.

Main duties include keeping up to date on national housing policy and legislative developments and providing professional advice to colleagues. You will be required to represent the housing service on external partnerships, ensuring effective and productive relationships are maintained. You will be required to work closely with developers and Housing Associations to break down barriers and facilitate the delivery of affordable homes in the district.

Tasks include working with the Housing Services and Projects manager to deliver the Acquisition project, viewing properties and negotiating purchase prices with developers. Research, collate and analyse information relating to the housing market, housing needs, housing related support needs, demographic changes and deprivation trends for the district. Use this information to inform projects and strategies for the housing service. Develop bids for funding to support the activity of the housing service as directed. Maintain the promotion of the Community Led Housing Fund, working with local groups and with partner local authorities to promote awareness, training and publicity.

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