Peer Support and Participation Officer

Job Reference: PSPO-2017
Salary: £23,496 per annum (pro rata)
Location: Hackney
Hours: Part-time 15 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term
DBS Check: Yes
Leave Entitlement: 26 days (pro rata)

Are you committed to mutual support, participation and personal development? Are you able to build consensus and support problem solving? Are you passionate about the value of active participation in improving people’s live and wellbeing?

We are looking for  a Peer Support and Participation Officer to help us reflect on our tenant participation structure, innovate and widen participation through PBHA. If you are bright, flexible and enthusiastic and want to work in partnership to develop new ways of resolving entrenched issues, we want to hear from you.

PBHA is a housing association with charitable aims that creates positive change in people’s lives. As well as homes and support, we empower people to learn, access work and discover their creative talents. Based mainly in Hackney and Islington, we work with people who are homeless, have mental ill health, learning difficulties and multiple needs. Our work enables people to move on and lead independent lives. As part of a major restructure of our housing services, we are refreshing our approach to helping people use their personal assets to build brighter futures, for themselves and others.

Please note: to apply for this role the attached application must be completed and emailed to

Closing date for applications: Thursday 9th November 2017 by 9am.
Interviews will be held on w/c 13th November 2017.

Job Profile
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form
Guaranteed Interview Scheme

Please note that due to the volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge receipt of application forms or write formally to those not shortlisted for an interview. CV’s will not be accepted.

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks after the short-listing, you should assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Note for applicants with a disability:
We welcome applications from disabled people. If you wish to be considered under our guaranteed interview scheme, please complete the above form. If you wish to discuss any concerns about the job in relation to your disability, completing the application form or the guaranteed interview scheme, please contact us. You will be asked at a later stage about any special requirements in relation to an interview if appropriate.

If you have any questions please contact Human Resources at the above email address.

Peter Bedford Housing Association is committed to equality and diversity and want our Board and staff to reflect the diverse community we work in. We particularly welcome applications from young people.