Housing Apprentice

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Level 2 - £144.30 per week
Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Contract: Contract
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week. Level 2 - Fixed Term 12-18 months.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 26/08/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference: RCET0138LS

Medway Council Housing Services are looking for two Apprentices to join the Housing Services Team and learn a wide range of skills in housing and tenancy management, whilst helping the team provide excellent services to Medway Council tenants. 

A Medway Council Apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to earn a salary and gain a qualification whilst gathering invaluable workplace skills and experience. 

An opportunity has arisen for two motivated and enthusiastic people to to join the Housing Services Team as Housing Apprentices. This is a great chance to gain a qualification whilst working for the Housing Services Team that provide a wide range of tenancy services to Council tenants. 

As part of this role you can expect to undertake the following tasks: 

  • Data inputting
  • Scanning
  • Updating of systems
  • Email inbox monitoring
  • Maintenance of database
  • Using the council finance systems
  • Responding to customer queries via telephone or email 

Ideally you will already have good communication and interpersonal skills, combined with competent IT skills, and a good attention to detail. However we are happy to support you to reach those goals if you are highly motivated and have the desire to learn and succeed.

If this sounds like the role for you, then we would encourage you to apply today. 

These two apprentice roles will cover all aspects of the work of the Housing Management Team. Initially, one will be part of the Tenancy Team, working on a wide range of tenancy management issues and the other will be in the Income Management Team, focussing on supporting tenants to make sure the rent is paid.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate experience or an understanding of all 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. 

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. 

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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 managers please call Chris rourke or Michael Opreshko on 01643 333344.

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. 

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.  

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

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

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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