We are looking for a Project Officer (Temporary) (Post filled)

Job Title: Help for Homes Project Officer

Reporting to: Care and Repair Manager
Hours: 35 hours per week (Monday – Friday) – Initially to March 31st 2018, but possible extension depending on success of the Pilot and continued Scottish Government funding.

Salary: c£25,000 per annum (pro rata)


  • To develop and promote the Help for Homes Service in partnership with other Care and Repair offices and the Energy Savings Trust.
  • To support vulnerable applicants utilising the scheme through the process from funding to completion of works.
  • To collect and compile data to provide evidence of the outcomes of the service.

Brief Details

Argyll & Bute Care and Repair has entered into a partnership with the Energy Savings Trust to pilot ‘Help for Homes’ – an equity release funded home improvement and energy efficiency service.

The Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Equity Loans scheme (HEEPS: Equity Loans) provides equity loans of up to £40,000 towards the capital cost of installing eligible energy efficiency measures and essential repairs for owner occupiers and smaller private sector landlords. The pilot project, which is currently being run in three Care and Repair areas, will offer assistance through the process from application to completion of works for applicants who would benefit from support through the process.

‘Help for Homes’ Launched in mid-December 2016 in Glasgow, Argyll and Bute and Perth and Kinross and will run till 31st March 2018. Dependant on demand being evidenced and further funding being made available by Scottish Ministers the Equity Release service may be extended.

Experience Required

  • A minimum of two years recent, direct experience of working in a related environment.
  • ONC/HNC in Building, Quantity Surveying or equivalent Or time served trades-person with general building contractor experience.
  • Excellent customer facing skills and ability to communicate at all levels.
  • A well organised person, able to work on their own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Good IT skills and experience including Outlook, Word and Excel and using databases is essential.
  • A full, clean driving licence is essential.


 You will be sent an application pack including Job description, person specification, information for applicants and application form.

All applicants will be required to complete and submit our company application form and if you are successful following interview, references and a PVG check (protecting vulnerable groups scheme) will be requested for you prior to taking up the post.

We are committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer and do not discriminate in any way.

Closing Date is Friday 4th August 2017 at 5.00pm.  Any applications received after this time will not be considered.


Argyll Enterprise Week


Steve Clarkson attended the Argyll Enterprise week in Oban which took place during the first week in November.  Steve represented Care and Repair in the ‘Dragons Den’ event on Thursday 3rd  and made presentation for funding for our Handyman Service we hope to introduce shortly.  8 presentations were made by various Argyll based social enterprises & Third Sector organisations.   We were successful in obtaining £1000 of funding and 2 days business support which was gratefully received.  

It was great to hear about all the great projects taking place throughout Argyll and the great work being done by everyone in the social enterprise sector.  It is a very challenging environment but the whole week was extremely interesting, well attended and inspiring.  






October: Be Aware Prepare!

Alex Tickell and Steve Clarkson will be attending this event in Dunoon on 24th October from 12 noon. These events bring together community groups, organisations and statutory services to provide a one-stop shop for older and more vulnerable people in our community as winter is approaching.

If you are interested in discussing our services please come and meet us at our stall.  We look forward to seeing you there.


If you are a local community group, club, association, organisation or charity within Argyll and Bute and its Islands and would like to find out more about Care and Repair and the services we provide please get in touch and we would be happy to come meet with you and talk to your members. 

or use the contact form on our website. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kintyre Community Care Forum

Steven Clarkson, Manager of Argyll and Bute Care and Repair attended this event on Thursday 22nd September at Campbeltown Town Hall. Thank you to all who came along and spoke to us and to those who took away details on our service.  We hope this will be of assistance, but we would also be delighted to meet with you to discuss any further enquiries. 



New Vans

New van and Raymond

We have replaced three of our ageing traditional dark blue vans with three new vans in the Kintyre, Bute and Helensburgh areas (as per picture) to ensure that we continue to provide a safe and reliable Care and Repair Service. 

Our 2 remaining lower mileage blue vans covering Oban. Mid Argyll & Islands and the Dunoon areas will be replaced at a later date. 



Due to the current coronavirus situation we have had to change some of the ways we work.

At present, our Housing Support Officers will continue to support Occupational Therapy, Telecare and Social Work to install critical and urgent minor aids and adaptations, technology enabled care equipment and safety and security items in vulnerable clients homes.  Our Handyperson small repairs service has also been reintroduced following the relaxing of lockdown measures in July.

Our Care And Repair Officers, dealing with grant approvals work for major adaptations, continue to assist and support clients by phone and online and are also able to carry out client home visits following the relaxation of lockdown measures.

Any visits carried out by our officers will follow our strict protocols and health and safety procedures and you will be fully informed of these prior to any visit taking place.  Our procedures require us to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), maintain social distancing while in your home and following sanitising procedures for handwashing and disposing of PPE used during the visit.

 Our office staff are working remotely, but the Care And Repair Manager and Office Administrator can be contacted on 01631 567780 or on enquiries@abcarerepair.co.uk at any time 09.00 till 17.00, Mon to Fri. If you have a specific need, or particular requirement to visit our office then you should contact either one to make an appointment.

Care and Repair staff are trying to support our health and social care partners and community efforts in any way we can throughout the Covid pandemic. Please feel free to contact us to discuss anything you believe may be able to assist you with.

In the meantime, stay safe and well,

 Steven Clarkson,

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