Disabled Persons Housing Service (Fife)
Disabled Persons Housing Service (Fife)

Charity registered in Scotland SC032589

DPHS (Fife) is a charitable, independent, user-led provider of housing information and advice. Covering the whole of Fife.  The service has a proven 10 year record providing a person centred service for disabled people, their families and carers.  In the past year our small dedicated staff group provided 160+ Housing Option Reports for individuals detailing full tenure options for exploration, alongside providing answers to a wide range of housing related queries to enable independent living.   


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HR Adviser

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Hybrid working between office (Glenrothes) and home, with some local travel to clients as required (PPE provided)
  • Closing 23rd May 2022

About Us

Established over 21 years ago, Disabled Peoples Housing Service Fife has been for many years, helping people with disabilities to apply for housing from the various providers in Fife. In 2017 we became the main organisation in Fife charged with supporting people interested in employing their own Personal Assistants to help with their social care needs. Currently the SDS (Self Directed Support) team has 189 “active” cases – with varying assistance needs from the team. This new role brings our specific HR support to PA employers “in-house” and we anticipate will enable us to deliver a more rounded service to people for whom this maybe the first time they’ve employed someone. Filling the role marks an exciting point in the organisation’s development and offers the person with the right skills a very satisfying and rewarding job.

What you’ll do

As HR Advisor you’ll play a key role in the SDS team, providing tailored advice and support to clients who have chosen to employ their own Personal Assistant under ‘Option 1’ – Direct Payment of SDS. This will be a varied and self-directed role, with a focus on proactive development of employment best practice. You’ll establish positive and ongoing relationships with clients, supporting them on their journey as a new employer by advising on a range of topics including agreeing terms and conditions, working patterns, understanding pay roll and HMRC requirements. With established employers, your role will be as HR Generalist, advising and guiding clients through queries relating to the full employee cycle.

What we need

We’re looking for an experienced HR Advisor with an excellent working knowledge of employment legislation and best practice. Ideally CIPD qualified with a demonstrable track record of continuous professional development, you’ll be skilled in developing effective relationships and demonstrate a client-centred approach.

We’re looking for someone who has:

· Confident communication skills, with highly developed active listening and questioning skills

· An empathic and inclusive approach, possibly with direct experience of working/living with people with disabilities

· Experience of developing and delivering HR related training and practical workshops

· A clean, full driving license and access to own vehicle

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Self-Directed Support Development Officers x 2

  • Part time
  • £27,591 pro-rata
  • Glenrothes and home working hybrid
  • Closing 19th August 2022

Are you passionate about helping disabled people to be in charge of their own life? Our SDS Development Officers will work with individuals to assist them with considering their options under the Self-Directed Support legislation.

Used to carrying a caseload, you’ll be helping people to understand the options for their social care that are available to them. If they choose to employ their own personal assistants, you’ll help them further by working with them to make this a reality. Your work will likely cover the whole of Fife, though we may divide up the area into patches at a future date.

Warm, kind and approachable, you’ll be a great communicator and you’ll bring a creative, problem solving and “can do” attitude. You’ll be used to working on your own initiative, but also being part of and contributing to, a supportive team.

These two posts have been created after a restructuring, which brings together the two parts of our organisation – SDS and Disabled Persons Housing Support – to work in a more integrated way.

If you like the idea of being part of and contributing to, an organisation going through change, come and help us be the best we can be in order to provide the best possible service to the people of the Kingdom.

In return, as well as your salary, you’ll get a very generous leave allowance of 43 days pro rata, flexible working arrangements, employers pension contribution of 5% and death in service benefit.

The successful applicants will be subject to PVG checks.

Who we are:

Disabled Persons Housing Service Fife was established in 1982 to help disabled people in Fife get housed in the best way for their needs. Enquirers are given information and support from our Housing Officers, including a detailed Housing Options Report. After having decided on how to proceed, people are supported to pursue their choice, including referral to other professionals in order to maximise their points.

In 2017, we also took on the role of being the independent organisation that supported people wanting to explore options in how their social care was provided to them. We particularly support people to use Option 1 of the Self-Directed Support legislation to employ and manage their own Personal Assistant/s.

These new posts are a result of a restructuring to enable us to deliver both our services in the best way possible. In addition, a new name and new website will also soon be in place.

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This vacancy has now closed

Self-Directed Support Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,591
  • Glenrothes and home working hybrid
  • Closing 7th November 2022

Are you passionate about helping disabled people to be in charge of their own life? Our SDS Development Officers work with individuals to assist them with considering their options under the Self-Directed Support legislation.

Used to carrying a caseload, you’ll be helping people to understand the options for their social care that are available to them. If they choose to employ their own personal assistants, you’ll help them further by working with them to make this a reality. Your work will likely cover the whole of Fife, though we may divide up the area into patches at a future date.

Warm, kind and approachable, you’ll be a great communicator and you’ll bring a creative, problem solving and “can do” attitude. You’ll be used to working on your own initiative, but also being part of and contributing to, a supportive team.

This post has been created after a restructuring, which brings together the two parts of our organisation – SDS and Disabled Persons Housing Support – to work in a more integrated way.

If you like the idea of being part of and contributing to, an organisation going through change, come and help us be the best we can be, in order to provide the best possible service to the people of the Kingdom.

In return, as well as your salary, you’ll get a very generous leave allowance of 43 days, flexible working arrangements, employers pension contribution of 5% and death in service benefit.

The successful applicants will be subject to PVG checks.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Housing Information Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,591 pro-rata
  • Glenrothes and home working hybrid
  • Closing 9th December 2022

Are you passionate about helping disabled people to be in charge of their own life? Our Housing Information Officer works with individuals to assist them with considering their options for housing in Fife.

Used to carrying a caseload, you’ll be helping people to understand the various options for their housing. Your work will likely cover the whole of Fife, though we may divide up the area into patches at a future date.

Warm, kind and approachable, you’ll be a great communicator and you’ll bring a creative, problem solving and “can do” attitude. You’ll be used to working on your own initiative, but also being part of and contributing to, a supportive team.

This post has been created after a restructuring, which brings together the two parts of our organisation – SDS and Disabled Persons Housing Support – to work in a more integrated way.

If you like the idea of being part of and contributing to, an organisation going through change, come and help us be the best we can be, in order to provide the best possible service to the people of the Kingdom.

In return, as well as your salary, you’ll get a very generous leave allowance of 43 days pro rata, flexible working arrangements, employers pension contribution of 5% and death in service benefit.

The successful applicants will be subject to PVG checks

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