To lead, manage and develop an integrated team of Occupational Therapists and technical officers, to adopt new ways of delivering services and to contribute to the delivery of excellent quality customer focused services to the residents of Brighton and Hove.
For an informal discussion, please contact Sylvia Peckham - Head of Housing Needs on 01273 293318.
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to build on the recent growth of the housing adaptations service and lead on the development of staff and services that provide the specialist assessment for and delivery of major housing adaptations in council and private sector homes. Making the best use of the adaptations funding including with a focus on reducing accidents in the home, tackling fuel poverty and reducing delayed transfers of care. The role requires a broad knowledge of housing and issues facing older and disabled people, strong people and communication skills and offers a real opportunity to help speed up and simplify access to services that enable people to live well and as independently at home for as long as possible and promoting equality.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.