London Borough of Lewisham About an hour ago Post Date
We are looking for an apprentices to join the busy Housing Needs team fora period of 18 months. We are the teamthat works on the following :
Managing the housing register Managing the Council’s choice based lettings scheme Assessing homeless applications
Working with households to prevent them from becominghomeless
You will have the opportunity to work on various innovative projectsaround rough sleeping, employment, under occupation and supporting vulnerableclients looking for more suitable accommodation.
You will help the housing solutions team prevent homelessness byproactively working with clients on their personal housing and wellbeingplans.
You will carry out reviews of theplans and support clients with the housing options available to them.
The successful candidate will be able to workcollaboratively with members of the
housing teams and other departments both internal andexternal to the Council. Mostimportantly, you will have the skills to positively engage with members of thepublic who may be facing a crisis situation
You should have passion and drive and be willing to learnquickly. There is currently an unprecedenteddemand on Housing Services and it is important that you will be able toprioritize your workload, carrying out essential administrative duties withease.
If you’repassionate about working in an area where you can make a real difference to people’slives we’d encourage you to apply.
Aswell as gaining a housing qualification you will have the skills to work in anever changing working environment with lots of scope for career progression.
Apprenticeship Guidance Notes To be eligible for a position on the Apprenticeship scheme you must Be over the age of 16 (there is no upper age limit)
Be a Lewisham borough resident (the electoral register willbe used to verify this information)
Have full residency entitlement, there must be norestrictions on your status in the UK (all successful candidates will need toproduce their passport once a job offer is made)
Have theminimum number of qualifications required as stated in the relevant jobdescription (all potential applicants will be expected to attend an initialassessment session).
Further general information on Lewisham Council’s Apprenticeship Scheme can befound here :
Closing Date forreceipt of applications :
Sunday 13th October 19, Midnight