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Temporary Accommodation (Housing) Apprentice

Employer: Medway Council

  • Reference: R612DT
  • Published on: Wed 13/09/2017 08:58 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 26/09/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Contract
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: Level 2 - £129.50 per week
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic apprentice, with good communication and interpersonal skills, to join the Temporary Accommodation Team.

The main focus of the role will be to assist in the delivery of services to homeless applicants that have been placed into temporary accommodation. You will provide advice and guidance to customers on a range of housing issues including housing options; social housing; homelessness and private sector housing options, in order to address clients’ housing needs following suitable knowledge and experience gained.

You will develop a working knowledge of housing and the law and legislation that applies and you will be trained and supported to develop the knowledge and skills required for use of the Council’s Housing ICT software packages and systems such as Locata and Academy.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.

As an Apprentice with Medway Council, you will be a valued member of our Apprenticeship Academy. We will encourage and support you to realise your potential. You will have the opportunity to learn from colleagues who are experts in their field and gain insights that can only come from real world experience

We will support you every step of the way for you to succeed in your apprenticeship and help you to become the best version of yourself.

An openness to review and reflect on your performance and progress is important as well as the willingness to accept feedback that will help you to develop and grow in this role.

Medway Council’s Apprenticeship Academy extends to all our Apprentices a guarantee that their apprenticeship qualifications will be regularly monitored and quality assured with the respective training providers.

In return we offer you:

  • 23 days paid annual leave
  • Generous local government pension
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Free NUS Apprentice Extra Card- student discounts at 100’s of retailers
  • Student rates for Medway Council Leisure Centres
  • Student rates for Medway Council Libraries plus free e-books
  • Discounted Arriva bus travel

Important Information

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Tracy on 01634 333578.

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

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If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.



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