Senior Independent Living Advisor

The deadline for this vacancy has passed.

Deadline: 25/11/19

  • Contract Type: 12 Months FTC with a possible extension to 18 Months
  • Interview date: 05/12/19
  • Salary: £24,298 plus benefits
  • Hours: 37 Hours a Week

Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12

Give our most vulnerable residents the support they need to enjoy life to the full.

Teign Housing is a successful social landlord employing over 90 ambitious, committed people, responsible for managing more than 3,600 homes across South Devon. We’re committed to building better futures for all our residents, including those with challenging social, mental and/or physical issues, and, as our Senior Independent Living Advisor, you will help our most vulnerable tenants maximise their independence and improve their quality of life.

About the Senior Independent Living Advisor role

Supervising a team of Independent Living Advisors, you will oversee the delivery of an effective home visiting service and ensure your colleagues have the skills they need to succeed. In particular, you will manage lettings to minimise voids, help new residents settle in and assist the Independent Living Manager in implementing our Neighbourhood Strategy and Ageing Well Strategy.

At the same time, you will engage other agencies in providing co-ordinated responses to residents, enhance standards of maintenance in our Sheltered Schemes, monitor contractors, maintain detailed records and respond rapidly to any emergencies – so every day will be different but equally stimulating.

As our adviser, you will work full-time (37 hours per week). This is a fixed term contract for 12 months with a possible extension to 18 months.

About you

Familiar with the complex needs of older people, you will join us with sound customer service experience and a proven ability to conduct assessments and draft reports. A CioH Supported Housing qualification would be very useful, but more importantly you will be a capable manager of people and resources, comfortable using your initiative to solve problems, and be able to develop productive relationships with service users and other agencies whilst taking performance to the next level.


In return, you can expect an enviable quality of life in one of the most beautiful areas of Britain. Newton Abbot is a historic market town perfectly located close to both Dartmoor National Park and a number of lively seaside towns.

Coupled with a great benefits package, including a contributory pension scheme, 25 days’ leave per year plus bank holidays (pro rata), free parking and a modern working environment, this is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to help us build better futures.

Job Description: Senior Independent Living Advisor JD (Nov 2019)

Person Specification: Senior Independent Living Advisor PS (JUNE 18)

Teign Housing is committed to its policy on equality and diversity and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. Registered charity no. 1112196.