Sheltered Scheme Officer

England, Suffolk, Ipswich
£20140.00 - £21200.00 per annum
10 May 2019
24 May 2019
Tom Bullock
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Sheltered Scheme Officer
Location: Walsingham Court, IP2 9YL
Salary: £20,140 - £21,200
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time, 36.25 hours per week

Orbit is a fantastic business and one that's really going places. We are one of the UK's leading housing groups providing high quality, good value homes to over 100,000 customers across the Midlands, the East and South East. We own and manage 42,000 homes and build 2,000 new homes every year.

Our Independent Living offer provides flexible and adaptable housing solutions that support customer's individual needs, enabling them to live life to the full. For the over 55's, we provide a wide choice of high quality, good value retirement housing whether that is for rent, part rent, part buy. We offer worry free retirement living with flexible housing options that provide the level of support our customer's need, when they need it, whether that is independent living apartments, assisted living accommodation or housing with additional care. We enable our customers to live an independent lifestyle and offer a wide range of services and facilities to support this.

As part of the continuous development of our service, we now have an exciting opportunity for a Sheltered Scheme Officer to join our Independent Living Team based in Ipswich.

The Sheltered Scheme Officer will be responsible for managing our Walsingham Court scheme ensuring that our customers are supported and provided with appropriate advice and options to meet their individual needs and general welfare. You will be deal with any issues or emergencies to ensure a safe environment.

You will also be tasked with the social and community engagement at Walsingham Court encouraging and supporting communal activities with the residents.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a similar setting with vulnerable individuals. You will have a passion for working in sheltered housing and supporting and empowering residents. You will have experience in housing management and have an understanding of welfare benefits.

Our customers are at the centre of everything we do. We provide all sorts of homes for all sorts of people and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and flourish. We are looking for someone who shares these ideals.

Why apply?

We empower our employees and enable people from every background to achieve their career ambitions by giving them the support, benefits, training and environment they need to thrive at work and in life.

About us

As one of the country's largest housing associations, Orbit is committed to its mission of Building Communities. Orbit is an ambitious, dynamic organisation with national reach and influence. We are passionate about making a real difference to our communities, ensuring our customers are proud of where they live.

We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.

How to apply

To apply for this role please submit your CV and a Supporting Statement that demonstrates how you meet the key criteria we need. If you wish to discuss the role further, please contact Tom Bullock at Retinue Solutions, on 0203 837 7880 or via email on

Advert Closes - Thursday 23 May 2019

Retinue Solutions is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Retinue Solutions is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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