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Housing Needs Apprentice

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Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
Place of work:
East Suffolk House, Melton
Salary details:
£6,752 pa
Job term:
Full Time
37 hpw
Fixed Term
Closing date:
16 July 2017
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12 month training contract.

Apprenticeship start date: 11 September 2017.

Looking to kick-start your career in local government? Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Council’s have an established and successful apprenticeship scheme, which has seen over 70% of its apprentices stay on beyond their apprenticeships to develop promising careers with the councils.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity where you can earn money as well as gaining experience and a recognised qualification, then look no further.

The Housing Needs Team currently has an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to join their team. This apprenticeship opportunity could be your ideal first step on the career ladder in the housing field.

The Housing Needs team is responsible for providing the delivery of housing related services for people in housing needThey are involved with the whole spectrum of housing need which includes homelessness / housing advice and administering the Housing Waiting List.

As part of your role, you will provide administrative and customer service support to the Housing Options Team, including data input and assisting with telephone and email queries. Your responsibilities will also include the initial response and investigation of homelessness claims, arranging suitable accommodation for these individuals and researching opportunities for permanent housing.

We are looking for a hardworking, enthusiastic individual with excellent communication, organisational and IT skills, who is educated to GCSE level or equivalent with high standards of numeracy and accuracy. No experience is necessary as full training will be provided.

What can we offer you?

  • A fully funded and supported Level 2 Business Administration qualification
  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • No expensive university tuition fees
  • Valuable work based skills from day one.

For an informal discussion regarding the position please contact John James by calling (01394) 444264.

Please read the job description and person specification on the right of the page before applying for this job.

Interview date: w/c 31 July 2017.

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