In Kensington and Chelsea, we put people first. We’re committed to ensuring our communities can access the support they need, when they need it. Our Housing Services department is fundamental to this mission, providing and improving frontline services for those that need them most.
Our teams do incredible work. And in return we provide them with all the support they need to do their jobs. Plus, a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme, and generous annual leave.
We’re currently have two opportunities for Apprentices to join our department.
One opportunity is with the Temporary Accommodation and Resettlement Service, which is made up of four teams. Two of these source temporary accommodation and manage contracts, one more focuses on placing homeless households in their accommodation, and another manages the rent account. The work is challenging and reactive but extremely rewarding.
The second opportunity is with the Housing Solutions team, which aims to help people stay in their accommodation and prevent them from becoming homeless. Working with rough sleeper and mental health teams to support some of the most vulnerable members of our society, this is an area where solutions can lead to genuinely positive change.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
To succeed in any of these roles, you’ll have a pass in English and Maths GCSE at Level 1 or above, and a lower level Apprenticeship and some relevant experience. A confident written and verbal communicator, with good knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of software, you should have the ability to work well with a wide range of different people, and enjoy being part of a team. These are roles where you’ll be able to make a real difference to peoples’ lives, so in addition to being proactive and ready to come up with new ideas, we’ll also expect you to work with minimal supervision in a busy, dynamic environment.
We reserve the right to extend or close this vacancy early without warning subject to the volume of suitable applicants.
This vacancy will be open to all, with no geographical restrictions.
However, applicants who are either:
- A resident in the Borough
- An RBKC care leaver
- An RBKC school leaver who left school in the past 5 years
and who meet the minimum requirements of the role as outlined in the Job Description, will be guaranteed an interview.
Please do not upload any documents, including CVs/Covering Letters or supporting statements, as these documents will not be reviewed and could result in your application not being shortlisted.
You should describe how you meet the person specification requirements for the position you are applying for in Section G of the application form.
Interview date: Telephone interview week commencing 12th December and interviews week commencing 19th December 2022
We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.
This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.
We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.
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