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Senior Scheme Manager

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary: £28,677 (£17,439 PRO RATA)
Closing date
20 Jul 2022
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We are looking for applicants who have a passion for delivering excellent customer service and enjoy working as part of a team. Excellent listening, communication, organisational, motivational and problem solving skills are essential for this role. The successful candidate will be someone who has the passion for delivering Co-produced services in conjunction with customers.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual to lead our small team of staff at Hawthorn Mill in providing a customer focused housing management service. You will liaise with a variety of different departments in ensuring services provided meet the needs and aspirations of our customers.

At Connect, our values are at the heart of everything we do and our vision is to contribute towards a sustainable and just society. As a Senior Scheme Manager you will get an opportunity to contribute to our vision first hand.

More specifically you will be expected to:

  • Be an effective communicator, be able to influence others, work under your own initiative and under pressure.
  • Ensure service provision is sensitive to the needs of customers, promote empowerment, self-resilience and respect individual dignity and self-esteem.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with participants, key stakeholders (internal and external) and local community partners.
  • Deliver services for customers at Hawthorn Mill and beyond using Co-production methods.

About us

Connect is a housing association providing over 3,000 homes and well-being and support services, across West Yorkshire. Our over-arching vision is for a sustainable and just society where good homes, neighbourhoods and opportunities help people enjoy happy, healthy lives.

In choosing Connect you will be joining a friendly team, who look out for each other. As an equal opportunities employer we recruit based on experience, attitude and values. Connect are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the communities we serve and actively works to promote equality, diversity and inclusion. We encourage applicants from underrepresented groups such as disabled and LGBT+ communities.

We are proudly a disability confident employer, working to recruit and retain disabled people and we will offer you an interview if you meet the essential criteria of the job.

Key Benefits:

  • Friendly and lively team
  • 26 days basic holiday + public holidays. This rises with each year of service up to a maximum of 31 days + bank holidays
  • BUPA Cashplan
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Please note, Connect Housing reserve the right to close the role earlier and therefore we encourage early applications.



Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Find Us
Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom
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