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Current Vacancies – Project Officer (Temporary position)

Fife Housing Group LogoJob title: Project Officer – Improving the way we work with the victims of Domestic and Sexual Abuse (Temporary position)

Salary range: £30,898 – £34,202

Fife Housing Partnership are committed to improving the way in which housing services are delivered to women affected by Domestic and Sexual Abuse.

Having secured funding to contribute to the implementation of the action plan ‘Improving the Way We Work’, Fife Council are now recruiting for a Project Officer to help improve the communication of targeted services and support to victims of abuse.

With a strong academic background, including an HND or SVQ Level 4 or equivalent in Housing or relevant recognised professional qualification, you should have excellent organisational and communication skills and be able to demonstrate significant knowledge and practical experience of the following:

  • Delivering services to victims of domestic abuse
  • Understanding the effect of discrimination on service delivery and on the people with whom you are working
  • Hands on delivery of Housing Service Functions
  • Partnership and multi-agency working
  • Managing multiple projects through to completion and delivering excellent results to strict deadlines

You will also be expected to actively engage with all relevant stakeholders, statutory and third sector organisations and service users (those affected by domestic or sexual abuse) and the wider community in order to ensure improvements to the delivery of housing services meets the needs of those affected.

Fife Council has secured Equally Safe Funding from the Scottish Government for up to three years. This post is temporary for at least two years (subject to confirmation of ongoing Equally Safe Funding) and will be recruited, on behalf of Fife Council, through Fife Housing Group. However, the post holder will be managed by the Project Lead within Fife Council’s Housing Service and the overall work of the project will be monitored by the Multi-Agency Project Board and reported to Fife Housing Partnership and Fife Violence Against Women Partnership.

Due to accepted professional standards for this work, the post holder is required to be a woman. This post is exempt under section 7e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

If you are interested in this opportunity please call Lynn Leitch, Housing Manager for Health, Social Care and Children at Fife Council on 03451 55 55 55 (ext 40 21 91), e-mail jobs@fifehg.org.uk or download the application pack below.

Applications should be returned via the e-mail address above or by post to Lynn Leitch, Housing Manager – Health, Social Care and Children, Fife Council, Rothesay House, Rothesay Place, Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 5PQ.

Closing date: Tuesday 24 October 2017

Shortlisted candidates can expect to be called for interview on Tuesday 31 October .

Fife Housing Group and Fife Council are committed to being Equal Opportunities Employers and welcome applications from all sections of the community.