About WE Care Home Improvements
We are the largest independent home improvement agency in the UK, with 32 years of experience working in the West of England. We are also not for profit – any money generated goes back into the organisation to support vulnerable people who cannot afford to pay.
We provide home improvement services and products to increase independence, comfort, and mobility in the home. We support everyone aged over 60, as well as people of all ages who have a disability, are on a low income or coming out of hospital.
Our support includes specialist advice on home adaptations and accessible bathrooms.
We also provide home improvement and repair services in the Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, and South Gloucestershire areas. We provide help for individuals that are leaving hospital and completing minor repairs such as fixing a leaking tap.
Any profit we make goes towards helping vulnerable people pay for home improvements that they couldn't afford themselves.
Our vision is that all homes enable safety and wellbeing. We deliver this mission by being a values based organisation. We work in a collaborative way valuing all our colleague’s individual skills, experience and knowledge. Our colleagues know what a difference their work makes to the lives of local people. We live and breathe our organisational values, which guide our work from day to day. These are:
• We are experts
• We are resourceful
• We are caring
• We act with integrity
About the role
We are commissioned by Bristol City Council and BANES Local Authority to deliver a Home Improvement Agency service to older, disabled, vulnerable, self funding and low income people in Bristol and B&NES. To deliver upon the quality and volume requirements in this contract we are looking to appoint a Project Manager with Surveying or Architectural backgrounds and HNC/HND qualifications in Building and Construction, or equivalent.
We only work on individual, (primarily homeowners) domestic residential projects and the works we help facilitate rarely exceed £100k in value. We need someone who can survey a site, produce plans, specify works for third party contractors and who knows the planning system well enough to get applications unsupervised through planning permission stages and to achieve building regulations approval. Typical works include project management of adaptations ranging from wet rooms to extensions, and a broad range of repair works for self-funding and grant/loan funded customers.
In the role you will consult with and support our older, vulnerable, and disabled customers regarding repairs, improvements and adaptations to their homes and prepare schedules of work/drawings/specifications as required, taking into account their individual resources, needs and wishes. Good judgement, a can-do approach, and an empathetic manner with vulnerable clients is as important as the surveying skills you will bring. There is scope for specialism within the team and we are interested to hear from applicants with a repairs or adaptions background.
You will receive support, coaching and training to help you succeed as a member of the WECHI team and you will coach and support others to help them enjoy their roles and make WECHI successful.
Please apply for this position by uploading your CV below.