Linstone Housing Association
Linstone Housing Association

Charity registered in Scotland SC027454

Based in Linwood Renfrewshire, Linstone is a registered social landlord and a charity that owns and manages approximately 1600 properties, providing affordable rented and supported housing, as well as providing services to a further 2000 owner occupiers.

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Housing Assistant

  • Part time
  • £27,457 – £30,016 pro-rata
  • Linwood
  • Closing 14th January 2019

We are looking to recruit a Housing Assistant to be part of our Community Connectors Project, which is funded by the Integrated Care Fund (Health & Social Care) and works in partnership with Recovery Across Mental Health (RAMH) and Active Communities.

As part of this project, Linstone provide a Housing Information Hub and we are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to join our team in providing this service. The successful candidate will provide comprehensive housing information and advice to individuals and facilitate access to other services as appropriate through partnership working.

The ability to work accurately under pressure, prioritise workload and meet deadlines is essential. Computer literacy and a flexible attitude are essential.

Applicants must hold a full current driving licence. A relevant housing / care qualification would be advantageous.

A Basic Disclosure Scotland check will be required for this post.

EVH Conditions of Service, flexible working hours and generous holiday entitlement are offered.

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Temporary Income Assistant

  • Part time
  • £27,457 – £30,016 pro-rata
  • Linwood, Renfrewshire
  • Closing 6th February 2019

Linstone Housing is seeking to recruit a Temporary Income Assistant to join our team to cover maternity leave. We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic, innovative, hard-working and is committed to providing a high quality service to our residents. Based in the Income Department the post holder will be directly responsible for providing front line services to our tenants and owner occupiers with regards to rental and factoring debt along with also delivering an efficient factoring service to owners. This role will be challenging, varied and interesting with an excellent salary and conditions of service.

Based in Linwood Renfrewshire, Linstone is a registered social landlord and a charity that owns and manages approximately 1600 properties, providing affordable rented and supported housing, as well as providing services to a further 2000 owner occupiers.

Reporting to the Income Manager and supporting the Income Officers, the duties will include direct contact with tenants, owners and external agencies both in person and by telephone. Setting up payment agreements to reduce arrears, monitoring agreements for missed payments and taking prompt action, processing of payments and other related administration duties. This post is also responsible for preparing and issuing accounts for factoring charges and dealing with factoring queries, changes in ownership, etc.

You will be required to work accurately under pressure, prioritise your workload and meet deadlines. Excellent computer skills and a flexible approach are also essential.

The successful applicants should be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent customer care skills and customer focused approach to service delivery
  • A self-motivated, enthusiastic and flexible attitude to tasks
  • An effective team player who can cope with a diverse workload, changing circumstances and demands
  • Strong IT expertise with good working knowledge of Microsoft applications
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Linstone 20/20 Youth Engager

  • Part time
  • £27,457 – £30,016 pro-rata
  • Linwood
  • Closing 21st March 2019

Linstone is a registered social landlord based in Linwood, Renfrewshire. We are a charity that owns and manages approximately 1,600 properties, providing affordable rented and supported housing as well as providing factoring services to a further 2,000 owner occupiers.

We have a vacancy for a Youth Engager, working with the Project Co-ordinator to ensure the smooth delivery of the Linstone 20/20 project. The project and this role is part financed by the Scottish Government and European Social Fund through the Social Economy Growth Fund. The project has been shaped by the SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation) data, highlighting the need for more community cohesion in some of the areas most severely impacted by poverty and inequality in Scotland. A pilot programme undertaken at Belmar Court in Linwood has proven to be very successful and this model will be extended and rolled out to also develop Community Hubs in Johnstone Castle, Sandyflats and Kintyre areas in Renfrewshire.

Implementation of the Linstone 20/20 project will;

  • Reduce social isolation
  • Increase access to jobs and benefits
  • Provide local access to services through a welcoming Hub that can be used by like-minded organisations
  • Increase engagement with local people who will shape service provision
  • Assist these targeted communities to become more resilient
  • Increase community capacity to develop Linstone’s Wider Community provision

Main duties will include:

  • Build relationships with younger residents in each of the four locations, to ensure a positive impact for young people through the Linstone 20/20 project
  • Support young people in each of the locations to identify, articulate and fulfil the aspirations they have for themselves and their community
  • Support community activity to enhance positive youth participation in existing activities and development of new activities to ensure future sustainability of the local community hubs
  • Identify and overcome barriers to involvement, particularly for disadvantaged or marginalised younger people
  • Build local partners capacity to deliver and collaborate on initiatives for the benefit of these communities
  • Play a key role in building confidence, maximising community capacity to improve local skills, supporting resilience and strengthening the youth voice in each of these community areas
  • Identify the needs and level of support to establish or assist self-help groups.
  • Provide appropriate support to community groups to access funding

The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate:

  • Relevant experience in community education, youth and community work, social work or equivalent
  • Appropriate experience of working directly with children, younger adults, disadvantaged and vulnerable groups, and ability to build positive relationships
  • Understanding of community based youth and children’s work
  • Understanding and awareness of child protection
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills both verbally and in writing, including an ability to support a diverse client group
  • Proven ability to plan and manage a varied and challenging workload with minimal supervision
  • Experience of developing and sustaining good working relationships with external agencies and partners
  • Proven track record of achieving individual objectives and contributing to overall team performance
  • Effective problem solving and decision making skills
  • Willing and able to work flexible hours, weekends and evenings as required
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This vacancy has now closed

Linstone 20/20 Community Engager

  • Part time
  • £27,457 – £30,016 pro-rata
  • Linwood
  • Closing 21st March 2019

Linstone is a registered social landlord based in Linwood, Renfrewshire. We are a charity that owns and manages approximately 1,600 properties, providing affordable rented and supported housing as well as providing factoring services to a further 2,000 owner occupiers.

We have two vacancies for Community Engagers working with the Project Co-ordinator to ensure the smooth delivery of the Linstone 20/20 project. The project and this role is part financed by the Scottish Government and European Social Fund through the Social Economy Growth Fund. The project has been shaped by the SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation) data, highlighting the need for more community cohesion in some of the areas most severely impacted by poverty and inequality in Scotland. A pilot programme undertaken at Belmar Court in Linwood has proven to be very successful and this model will be extended and rolled out to also develop Community Hubs in Johnstone Castle, Sandyflats and Kintyre areas in Renfrewshire.

Implementation of the Linstone 20/20 project will;

  • Reduce social isolation
  • Increase access to jobs and benefits
  • Provide local access to services through a welcoming Hub that can be used by like-minded organisations
  • Increase engagement with local people who will shape service provision
  • Assist these targeted communities to become more resilient
  • Increase community capacity to develop Linstone’s Wider Community provision

Main duties will include:

  • Build relationships with residents in each of the four locations, to ensure a positive impact for local people through the Linstone 20/20 project
  • Support residents to identify, articulate and fulfil the aspirations they have for themselves and their community
  • Support community activity to enhance positive participation in existing activities and development of new activities to ensure future sustainability of the local community hubs
  • Identify and overcome barriers to involvement, particularly for disadvantaged or marginalised groups
  • Build local partners capacity to deliver and collaborate on initiatives for the benefit of these communities
  • Play a key role in building confidence, maximising community capacity to improve local skills, supporting resilience and strengthening the community voice
  • Identify the needs and level of support to establish or assist self-help groups.
  • Provide appropriate support to community groups to access funding

The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate:

  • Relevant experience in community education, community work, social work or equivalent
  • Appropriate experience of direct work with disadvantaged or vulnerable groups and ability to build positive relationships
  • Understanding of community based work
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills both verbally and in writing, including an ability to support a diverse client group
  • Proven ability to plan and manage a varied and challenging workload with minimal supervision
  • Experience of developing and sustaining good working relationships with external agencies and partners
  • Proven track record of achieving individual objectives and contributing to overall team performance
  • Effective problem solving and decision making skills
  • Willing and able to work flexible hours, weekends and evenings as required
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