Community Link Officer

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  • Post Date: 03/01/2024
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Company:

Curo Group

Job title: Community Link Officer

Job description: Interviews: 15th January 2024

Do you want to work supporting the community in North Somerset, helping local people reconnect with what is important to them?

Can you listen without telling people what to do, keeping them at the heart of finding answers to problems?

Do you enjoy working as part of a team to tackle loneliness across diverse communities?

If your answer to these questions is yes, we have an exciting new job opportunity that could be for you.

Curo, Weston-super-Mare, are recruiting a Community Link Officer, to be the first point of contact for our elderly community in North Somerset.

Why join Curo?

Curo is an organisation with social purpose at its heart. We provide affordable homes that help people find security and stability and a positive future. We’re one of the largest housing associations in the South West and an expanding house builder, using our profits to create more affordable housing in our communities.

We embrace a values-driven culture that revolves around Care, Respect, Openness, Fairness, and Trust.

  • This means delivering exceptional customer service while treating all individuals warmly and honestly.
  • We value diversity, tailor services where possible, and maintain transparent, inclusive communication.
  • Our ethical commitment ensures consistency and decency in our treatment of others, even when challenges arise.
  • Trust is paramount, as we entrust our team, customers, colleagues, and partners to act with integrity and make decisions for the right reasons.

We’re proud to say that since 2016 we have been ranked by Best Companies as being in the UK’s top 75 Large Companies to work for. We’re also listed in the top 10 best housing associations to work for in the country, and among the top 25 best companies to work for in the South West.

What you’ll be doing

You will be office-based in Weston-super-Mare, working with people, over the telephone, on a one to one basis, providing advice and support.

You will help people 50+ re-connect with where they live and what’s important to them, helping them understand and manage their health and wellbeing, while reducing loneliness and isolation, and remain living independently.

You will support the wider team who undertake home visits to older people in the community.

More about you

The successful Community Link Officer will have knowledge about what is going on in a community, how to make connections so things happen and have a passion for learning and listening to people with different needs.

  • You’ll have a passion for working with older people and great people skills.
  • You will need to be IT literate, proficient at MS outlook, MS Word, and MS Excel.

Key attributes of our Community Link Officer when working with our customers are:

  • Kindness
  • Caring
  • Empathy
  • Being a good listener

At the same time, you will demonstrate resilience and the desire to work in an interesting environment where no day is ever the same!

We will need to take up an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check for this role which we will do for you when you start.

What you’ll get in return

We believe the Community Link Officer role, is one, that makes you feel good about what you’re doing and help us to make a difference to our customers’ lives every day.

So, in return for all your hard work, not only do you get a great salary, but we also offer:

  • 26 days annual leave (plus public holidays) rising to 29 days after 3 years’ service.
  • An additional day’s leave on your birthday
  • Contributory (Salary Sacrifice) Pension Scheme matched by CURO up to 10%
  • Annual ‘Homes for Good’ Reward.
  • Life Assurance Policy (up to 6x your annual salary)
  • Flexible Benefits including the ability to buy up to 5 days additional annual leave, gym membership, Health Cash Plan, Computer Scheme, Green Cars, Cycle to Work
  • ‘Perks at Work’ – access to 1000’s of discounts online and in-store.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – providing friendly impartial advice on financial, health, work or mental wellbeing.
  • Free Parking at many of our Offices.

For an informal discussion about the role please call Sue Dixon on 07967 344 533

We will be closing applications on the 7th January 2024 however, we will be reviewing applications as they come in and may close the vacancy earlier should we find the right applicant. So, if you think you’re the person for this job, please don’t delay and apply today!

Curo is an organisation with social purpose at its heart. We provide affordable homes that help people find security and stability and a positive future. We’re one of the largest housing associations in the South West and an expanding house builder, using our profits to create more affordable housing in our communities.

Our values are at the core of how we work. We care about our colleagues and their wellbeing and recognise their sense of pride in the work they do to support our customers.

We’re proud to say that since 2016 we have been ranked by Best Companies as being in the UK’s top 75 Large Companies to work for. We’re also listed in the top 10 best housing associations to work for in the country, and among the top 25 best companies to work for in the South West!

One more thing

We provide homes and services to a community that is diverse. We recognise that we need to do more to ensure that the colleagues in our organisation better reflect and understand the community we serve and for that reason we particularly welcome applications from any diverse background and abilities. We are also a recognised ‘disability confident’ employer. If you think you are right for this role, we encourage you to apply!

If you need support to assist you to make an application or attend an interview, then please email our recruitment team at and we will be happy to help.

Expected salary: £23088 per year

Location: Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

Job date: Wed, 20 Dec 2023 23:26:28 GMT

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