Make A Difference .. Join Our Team
Care & Repair Cymru are the “Older People’s Housing Champion” and are a national
charitable body that works to ensure that all older people have homes that are safe,
secure and appropriate to their needs.
We provide services to the network of 22 welsh Care & Repair Agencies including
policy and info, training and events, co-ordination of funding applications to the
Welsh Government, and performance/outcomes evaluation to the agencies.
We have two part time opportunities to join our team where you will enjoy the
benefits of working for an Investors in People silver organisation, including flexible
Events & Training Administrator 3 days / week (Tues, Wed & Thurs)
£14,448 - £ 16,318 (£8,669 - £9,791 – pro rata)
Agency Performance & Funding Administrator 3 days/week (Tues, Wed & Thurs)
£16,650 - £18,415 (£9,990 - £11,049 - pro rata)
Visit our website http://www.careandrepair.org.uk/recruitment/ or
www.chcymru.org.uk for further details on the posts or call 029 20 674835 for a job
Member of Community Housing Cymru Group
Agency Performance & Funding Administrator
Many thanks for showing interest in the above post.
You will find the following details in this job pack:
Job description, person specification and information on terms and conditions.
Equal opportunities form. This form will not be used at any stage of the
recruitment process, and will be separated from your application form immediately
on its receipt. Any information given on this form will remain confidential and will
only be used for monitoring purposes to assess the effectiveness of our equal
Background information on the Group.
The completed application form and equal opportunities form must be returned,
marked Private and Confidential – Agency Performance & Funding Administrator to:
Care & Repair Cymru
2 Ocean Way,
Or emailed marked in the subject tab as Private and Confidential – Agency
Performance & Funding Administrator to Heather.Dungey@careandrepair.org.uk by
5pm 27th July. Please note, CVs will NOT be accepted.
Interviews will be held at the above address on 9th August.
If you have any queries, please contact me on 029 2067 4813.
We look forward to receiving your completed form in due course.
Director, Central Services
Post Agency Performance & Funding Administrator
Responsible to Head of Agency Performance & Funding
Grade Administrative Support
Salary £16,650 - £18,415
Pro rata (£9,990 - £11,049)
SCP 15 – 19
Hours: Part Time – 21 Hours (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Key Contacts Welsh Government Officers, Care & Repair Agency Chief
Officers, Group staff, ff, Finance teams in Housing
OBJECTIVES OF THE POST
To provide high level Finance and Administrative support to the Agency Performance
& Funding Team
1. To provide support to the Agency Performance & Funding Team by:
a) Providing an efficient and friendly administrative service
including word processing, spreadsheet management, filing, typing and
b) Providing professional liaison between Care & Repair Cymru and Care
& Repair agencies in respect of submitted documentation.
c) Provide professional liaison between Care & Repair Cymru and Welsh
Government in respect of the requirements of funding.
2. Agency Finance element to include:
a) Sending out, receiving and acknowledging Claims (RRAP & CORE) and
RRAP monthly monitoring standard formatted information to agencies and
collating information and basic progress reports.
b) Verify, collate and analyse financial information received in respect of
claims (RRAP and CORE) and RRAP monthly monitoring(maintain up to
date control sheets)
c) Verify, collate and analyse financial information received in respect of
Agency Performance and Funding
d) Receive and acknowledge agency audited accounts and provide collated
comparative data in respect of the reports required
e) Production and updating of databases, spreadsheets, document and other
sources as required and research items for Senior Officers
3. Agency Performance & Funding element to include :
a) Ensuring agency submissions to Welsh Government in respect of
performance and funding matters are received, quality checked and filed.
b) Verifying, collating and analysing Financial and Performance information
in respect of the Agency Performance & Funding and the Welsh
Government Application process.
c) Providing background information to inform Care & Repair Cymru’s Board
and committees in respect of Agency Performance & Funding matters.
a) Maintain Agency Performance & Funding files within procedure
b) Maintain effective communication pathways between Care & Repair Cymru
and Care & Repair agencies and Welsh Government respectively
c) Attend staff meetings and other organisational forums as required
d) Attend appropriate training courses as required
e) Any reasonable tasks which shall be required from time to time.
Listed below are the requirements needed to undertake this job. These will form a
key part of the selection process and your ability to meet these criteria should be
demonstrated in the relevant sections of the application form.
E (Essential) D Desirable
English and maths o level/GCSE or equivalent E
Educated to A Level or equivalent E
2 years office experience, preferably in a finance/ admin
Knowledge/experience of third sector organisations D
Knowledge/experience of WG grant and funding process D
Attention to detail E
Excellent customer care skills E
A commitment to maintain high customer care standards E
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written E
Excellent organisational skills E
Experience, Excellent interpersonal skills E
Qualities and An ability to work using own initiative within boundaries E
An ability to work effectively with people across a wide
range of levels and responsibilities E
Excellent attention to detail E
Good team working skills E
Excellent IT skills including Microsoft word, outlook, excel
and powerpoint E
Excellent keyboard skills E
Excellent numeracy skills E
Has tact and diplomacy E
The ability to maintain confidentiality E
A genuinely 'hands-on' work ethic E
Self-motivated, energy, drive & commitment E
Works effectively and co-ordinate priorities and initiatives,
meeting deadlines E
An ability to write messages, letters and simple reports
which are clear and structured E
Ability to chase contacts for information and date E
Ability to speak and write Welsh D
The post will be based at Community Housing Cymru Group’s offices in Cardiff.
The post requires an ability and willingness to undertake work outside normal office
Background to the Group
Community Housing Cymru (CHC) is the membership body for housing associations
in Wales, which are all not-for-profit and provide around 136,000 homes and housing
services throughout Wales.
We exist to enable housing associations and community mutuals to work effectively
and flourish in Wales.
Our vision is to be:
A dynamic, action based advocate for the not-for-profit housing sector.
A “member centred” support provider, adding value to our members’ activities
by delivering services and advice that they need in providing social housing,
regeneration and care services.
A knowledge-based social enterprise.
Community Housing Cymru, Care & Repair Cymru and the Centre of Regeneration
Excellence Wales (CREW) entered into a formal group structure arrangement on 1
Nick Bennett, current Chief Executive of Community Housing Cymru, is the Chief
Executive for the Group, and he is supported by Chris Jones, Managing Director of
Care & Repair Cymru; Dave Adamson, Chief Executive of CREW; Phillipa Knowles,
Director of Central Services and Sioned Hughes, Director of Policy and Social
Enterprise. The new group structure was formally launched at the Royal Welsh Show
on Monday 19 July 2010.
CHC Group members
Care & Repair Cymru is the national body that actively works to ensure that all older
people have homes that are safe, secure and appropriate to their needs. This is
achieved by listening to the needs and desires of older people and articulating this
information to policy makers at the National Assembly for Wales. Care & Repair
Cymru is able to access the needs of older people through the all Wales coverage of
local Care & Repair Agencies. Care & Repair Cymru ensures support to Care &
Repair Agencies through a good practice and policy framework that focuses on the
housing, health and social care needs of older people.
The Centre has been established to promote integrated regeneration throughout
Wales by sharing experience, good practice and regeneration skills across all the
professions that contribute to the regeneration process. CREW aims to connect
people and places, and to develop techniques and practices that will assist all those
in Wales who are involved in the regeneration process.
Working with Us
We recognise the value of our staff in delivering an excellent service to our members
and this is reflected in the benefits we offer including:
An Opportunity to Make a Difference
The opportunity to impact on the lives of the people of Wales who need housing and
to be part of a successful, innovative, proactive and caring organisation.
A Commitment to Staff Learning and Development.
CHC was awarded gold IIP standard in 2010 and C&RC silver in 2011.
Staff Involvement in Decision-Making Processes.
Staff are involved in informing the Business Plan and priorities for the year ahead.
We operate a 35 hour working week, subject to the provisions of our flexible working
arrangements to suit the services we provide.
We offer a range of options including part-time, compressed hours, flexi-time and
adhoc home working in line with our service provision commitments.
Health and Well Being
We provide a safe and healthy working environment. We offer subsidised gym
membership and run a company paid healthcare plan for all staff to help pay for
everyday healthcare including dentist, optician and physiotherapy costs. The
scheme also offers a free 24 hour confidential helpline and counselling sessions.
A minimum of 25 days leave per year that increases with service to a maximum of 30
days, plus 8 bank holidays and 4 extra concessionary days.
Induction and Performance Development Reviews
New staff benefit from a tailored, comprehensive induction programme.
All staff receive an annual Performance Development Review where their progress
and achievements throughout the year are discussed along with an evaluation of
past training and development activities, and this review also serves to determine
future work objectives and training and development opportunities.
Staff are eligible to join the Social Housing Pension Scheme from day one of
employment - This is a final salary scheme which is a rare and valuable benefit in
today's pensions climate.
Commitment to Equality and Diversity
We have a genuine commitment to equal opportunities and value the diversity of our
staff, members and their tenants.