This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with Barnsley residents and our partners to make to reduce fuel poverty, address cold homes and improve levels of health and wellbeing in the borough. By leading a new team providing advice, guidance and support to clients in their own home, in community settings and over the telephone in relation to achieve ‘Warm Home scheme’ outcomes, you will make a positive and visible impact on our communities at a time of significant change.
Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognised for their community engagement.
Shape a better future with us
We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.
As Team Leader - Warm Homes and Hospital Discharge, you’ll coordinate the work of a new team addressing fuel poverty, cold homes and reducing excess winter deaths across the borough. You’ll use your experience of setting up and managing new teams to develop and implement the ‘Warm Homes and Hospital Discharge’ project, managing a single point of access and specialist case workers for fuel poor and cold homes , ensuring the team supports timely discharge from hospital where necessary. You’ll use your excellent communication and partnership skills to maximise opportunities to address cold homes and reduce fuel poverty in Barnsley, managing communications and marketing and leading on targeting of most vulnerable. This will include developing a borough wide fuel poverty stakeholder group with health and VCF partners to co-ordinate the approach across Barnsley.
What you’ll need
All nessessary traing will be provided but to join us, you’ll need a strong understanding of aspects related to improving housing conditions and addressing fuel poverty, with a particular focus on early intervention and prevention. We expect you to have experience of managing a dispersed team, stakeholder engagement and a track record of achieving measurable outcomes. In this role, your talent for communication and data analysis will be as important as your skills in people management and problem solving. You’ll have experience of leading projects, ensuring that they remain on track against milestones, funding commitments and meet the aims and objectives of the Warm Homes funding bid. You’ll have a demonstrable flair for forging working relationships with partners, agencies and members of the local community, and for providing advice and guidance.
A lot to look forward to
Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.
To achieve your ambitions while shaping a bright future for our communities, apply now at www.barnsley.gov.uk
We urge you to take up our offer of an informal chat about this position. Details of who to contact can be found in our supporting recruitment pack.