Director of People and Place logo
Salary: 
c61,084 plus 5,000 car allowance
Location: 
Edinburgh
notice: This position is now closed to applications.

Director of People and Place

Viewpoint is uniquely placed. Providing a continuum of care and support as well as accommodation for older people, our services range from mainstream and sheltered housing through to end of life care in care home settings. At Viewpoint we have an ambitious vision to create joy in later years. Our passion is to ensure people choose us to help them enjoy their later years and give rein to their ambitions, appetite to learn and sense of fun.

We are ready and able to improve on our current performance and involve our customers in doing so. We are also looking to develop new and innovative accommodation and services and our Director of People and Place will be a key player in realising these ambitions. Leading and inspiring the People and Place Team to deliver creative, contemporary and customer focused services which exemplify the best in housing and support services for older people.

The role will have responsibility for providing comprehensive housing management services to 1,350 tenants. These services include arrears control, welfare benefits advice, voids, lettings and general tenancy management. Developing and providing contemporary and innovative housing support and care services to enable older people to remain independent and well for as long as possible will be another key responsibility. The Director of People and Place will develop and implement community and well-being services as well as partnership initiatives with health and social care partners.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level with experience of successfully managing a multi-disciplinary service at a senior level. You will have a proven track record of managing housing and/or support/care services and management of a budget exceeding £3m. The ability to lead and inspire a large, diverse team of staff will be essential as well as an empathy and understanding of the needs and aspirations of older people.

For more information on Viewpoint, the role and for details on how to apply please visit www.aspenpeople.co.uk/viewpoint or for a confidential discussion, contact Nigel Fortnum or Mike Orr at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date: Friday 13th October 2017

To apply please complete the form below and submit your CV and cover letter.  If you do not receive an automatic acknowledgement, please contact Melissa Scholes on 0141 212 7555.