Get ahead with a Housing Management Apprenticeship at Brent Council
Brent Council is committed to the continued expansion and development of all apprenticeship programmes. Our apprenticeship schemes at Brent is just one of the ways we grow our own talent within the borough.
There is no age limit on an apprenticeship.
An apprenticeship can be used for people starting out on their work life journey at the age of 16 or those changing a career for a different working life.
Housing / Property Management Level 3 Apprenticeship.
Salary range: £15,000 p.a. inc.
Contract: Fixed term (18 Months)
Start date: March 2019
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
Brief description of the role
The apprentice will work in the Single Homelessness Team focusing on preventing homelessness for single people and childless couples who approach the Council in housing need.
The post holder will gain a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation, policy and procedures on homelessness and to provide innovative advice and solutions when dealing with complex and difficult cases.
Be responsible for the delivery of intensive specialist support to single and childless couples who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. This will include:
- Interviewing applicants that approach the Council in housing needs, to determine actions that can be taken to resolve their homelessness issues.
- Engaging individuals in the borough experiencing a housing crisis and managing their expectations in relation to the private rented property market in order to make the decision for themselves.
- Manage and administer a case load including outreach work.
- To maintain detailed knowledge of the homelessness legislation, case law and government guidance concerning the Council’s statutory duties.
You will gain hands-on experience of homelessness and housing by working as part of a team and assisting in the delivery of a quality service to vulnerable individuals.
Below is a link to the Apprenticeship Standard that you will be working towards.
Simultaneously undertaking a comprehensive study programme towards the Level 3 in Housing / Property Management Apprenticeship. You will gain valuable knowledge and skills which will be an asset to the council and your career. Our apprenticeship scheme offers significant assistance with training and provides the opportunity to improve skills for future career opportunities.
This is a front line role so we are looking for confident and friendly individuals ready to make a difference for our customers. Keen to learn, you will demonstrate good communication skills, an understanding of good customer service and an interest in a career within Housing.
You will also need to show your interest in local government and the delivery of public services. We will also be looking for a flexible and positive approach to work.
Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.
Good IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is desirable.
Closing Date: 28th of February 2019 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: Various
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Successful applicants may be required to apply for a DBS Disclosure.
You should include details as to why you are interested in this particular Housing Apprenticeship. CVs will be considered as part of your application for this position.