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Independent Living Officer (Level 1)
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/20/9492
  • Published: Fri 02/10/2020, 15:35 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 18/10/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,183 to £24,491 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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Independent Living Officer (Level 1)

Team: Independent Living - Supported Team

Job Family: Supporting - CBG7

Salary: £22,183 to £24,491 per annum pro rata

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week

Base Location: Watling House, Dunstable

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 18th October 2020

More about the role:

An exciting new job opportunity has become available within the Independent Living Team at Central Bedfordshire Council. Independent Living is an integral part of the wider Housing Services Team and lies within the Social Care, Health and Housing Directorate.

We are a substantial yet cohesive team, and together are responsible for delivering excellent accommodation-based support to the independent living, and specialist accommodation schemes within the Council’s stock. Your role will be working alongside our 55+ tenants on our supported housing schemes, helping to ensure they maintain their independence for as long as possible. Join our team and find your greatness, together we can work with our customers to enable them to create their own unique pathways which meet their needs, secure positive outcomes and meet their aspirations. Our customers are at the heart of our service.

We are looking for enthusiastic and skilled individuals. You should be able to communicate, advocate and negotiate effectively to produce results that enable our customers to live well independently. Housing experience is an advantage however we welcome applications from candidates with demonstrable relevant experience.

Join us and take advantage of a generous rewards package and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver excellent services to the local community’. 

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.

Independent Living Team Core Functions

To manage and maximise income and minimise debt ensuring the continued financial viability of the Housing Service.

Promote affordability, financial inclusion and the ability for our customers to pay for services.

Proactively manage and sustain tenancies (including lease agreements), by supporting tenants to engage and contribute to become responsible neighbours respecting the peace and quiet of others, and also supporting residents to develop the skills and behaviours that will help them build successful lives. Encourage interaction with the landlord, promote independence, aspiration and choice, whilst enforcing tenancy conditions.

To proactively manage and enhance the value of the environment around our properties to ensure that our resident’s homes, the landscape and the environment is maintained in good condition. Thereby promoting liveability and enabling residents to live their lives free from interference or nuisance in an attractive accessible and safe place to live.

Empower customers using a person-centred approach taking account of what a person is able to do for themselves (as well as their needs) enabling people to make informed decisions and direct their own life, that counters a culture of entitlement and dependency.

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To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Independent Living Officer Level 1 Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about these positions, please contact: Lucy Tuttle at or 0300 300 4373

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at  


Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records. 

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.