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Every day, the people on our team make a difference to our residents and tenants. Whether they’re working with them directly or supporting behind the scenes they’re helping them regain their independence and live more fulfilled lives. As we expand our services, we’re also helping other businesses to thrive.

This continued positive impact on our customers is extremely important to us and our success, and we can only achieve it by finding the right people to work with us.

We look for people who share our ambitious, forward-thinking outlook and supportive, hardworking approach. If you join us, we’ll invest in you and continue to nurture your potential to help you achieve great things for you, us and – most importantly – our customers. We strongly believe in providing a working environment which recognises individuals’ differing needs, therefore encouraging a work/life blend is key to us.

Our latest vacancies

Ground Maintenance Manager - Gardening Services
Location Luton, Bedfordshire
Salary £26,000 - £28,000 per annum
Closing Date 30/04/2021
Reference SQUYF596030

At Squared we pride ourselves on being a great place to work, where everyone feels fairly treated and enjoys their work in a welcoming and friendly environment. We’re a not-for-profit housing association that has been providing affordable housing in Luton and South Bedfordshire since 1962.

We are currently recruiting for a Grounds Maintenance Manager (internally known as a Gardening Service Manager) to join our team. Working across Luton you will be carrying out regular checks and assessments to ensure our gardens reflect our high standards.

Responsibilities include but will not be limited to:

  • Supervise and manage our gardening team and overseeing tasks including a range of gardening tasks and clearance work.

  • Manage organisation expectations and dealing with and resolving all queries

  • Plan and design gardens and landscapes, suggesting improvements for our properties

  • You’ll ensure ensure all gardening tasks are carried out in line with relevant legislations

  • You’ll be responsible for the department’s budget and will manage the use of resources and will control expenses.

  • You have an understanding of all aspects of gardening services and will train all staff to ensure they can confidently deal with all aspects of their role.

Please see the full list of responsibilities on the Role Profile attached.

The successful candidate will have experience in:

  • Experience in a similar role with operational experience preferably within the gardening industry.

  • Strong understanding of horticulture standards.

  • Knowledge of safe working practices and H&S legislation.

  • Competent IT skills

  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent

  • You must have a full clean UK driving licence with access to your own vehicle for work purposes.

So, if you welcome the challenge, have experience in a similar role and like to work in a collaborative and authentic way that gets results, we’d love to hear from you. In return we can offer various amazing company perks including great price cinema tickets, high street discounts and loads more!

Closing date: 30th April 2021

Interview date: Week commencing 2nd May 2021

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Support Worker (Assistant Resident Coach)
Location Luton and South Bedfordshire
Salary 19,500 per anuum depending on experience
Closing Date 28/05/2021
Reference SQURR602573

At Squared we pride ourselves on being a great place to work, where everyone feels fairly treated and enjoys their work in a welcoming and friendly environment. We’re a not-for-profit housing association that has been providing affordable housing in Luton and South Bedfordshire since 1962.

We currently have several fantastic opportunities for an Assistant Resident Coach to help our hostel residents make the move to independent living. We firmly believe in proactively supporting our residents to improve their lives and we want to coach them to realise their goals, moving from supported housing to an independent way of life.

You’ll carry out assessments of new residents, devise and implement support plans and risk management plans; conduct regular coaching sessions and support the Resident Coaches, participate in group and one to one interventions with residents of a specialist nature (e.g. CT informed interventions, motivational interviewing or harm minimisation interventions) where possible. You’ll also participate in reflective practice sessions with regards to supporting residents with complex needs; utilise your knowledge, skills and experience to recognise difficult or challenging resident situations, supporting colleagues to influence and bring about positive change to the residents behaviour, all whilst ensuring that residents are fully informed of their rights and responsibilities. There will be mandatory training to take part in during your induction, which takes place during the working day as a general rule, so you’ll need to be available for this.

The successful candidate will have experience working with vulnerable people within a customer centred environment and will have an awareness of social issues such as homelessness, well-being, support services and affordability. You will be self-motivated, have excellent communication skills, be IT literate and a confident decision maker and highly organised, enabling you to plan and prioritise effectively. Ideally, you will have evidence of community-based work/voluntary work and have experience in social care or housing-related sector.

Due to the nature of the role, we are seeking a driven and forward-thinking individual who is qualified or would be prepared to study towards a relevant qualification. You must have a full clean UK driving licence with access to your own vehicle for work purposes. Please note, this role will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

So, if you welcome the challenge, have experience of coaching vulnerable adults and like to work in a collaborative and authentic way that gets results, we’d love to hear from you. In return we can offer various amazing company perks including great price cinema tickets, high street discounts and loads more!

The closing date and time for this role is Friday, 28th May 2021The interviews/assessment date TBC

If you would like to speak to us and find out more about the role come see us on one of our recruitment days.

  • Open Evening on Tuesday, 4th May 2021 from 6pm until 8pm.
  • Open Day on Friday, 7th May 2021 from 10am until 1pm.

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Promoting fairness (diversity, equal opportunities and inclusion) is crucial to us, so we welcome all applications to become part of our multi-talented team.