Training and Employment Assistant

Sevenoaks, Kent
£129.00 per week
19 Feb 2018
19 Mar 2018
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Employer Description

Our vision is to be the leading community provider of affordable homes in Kent.

We will help to create in Kent a prosperous, strong and sustainable society; a place of opportunity for all where people can plan for their futures.

Established in 1989, we were the first ‘excellent’ housing association in the country and the first gold standard Investor in People in Kent. We have an enviable reputation for helping people and communities flourish.

We believe that a good home is a foundation for getting on in life.
In our communities, we respond to what’s needed, not just what we currently do. We provide great places to live and space for people to grow.

Getting there

Based at our Sevenoaks Office, Sevenoaks train station is a 10 minute walk away and there are public car parks in the area. There is no on site parking.

Description of vacancy

An Apprentice is needed to support the Training and Employment Coordinator. West Kent is a large Kent based Housing Association. West Kent are based in our modern state of the art offices, in Central Sevenoaks with excellent transport facilities.

The apprentices will have a varied and diverse role, whilst being fully supported by experienced managers.


Provide administration support to the training and employment strand of West Kent Communities. This will require supporting the training and employment coordinator in delivering a variety of projects and priorities on time and in a professional way including the planning of events, storing and retrieving information, producing documents and data.

The post holder will have the opportunity to learn news skills; they will accompany the T&E coordinator to business meetings, consult with stake holders, such as local partners, tenants and young people, assist the T&E coordinator in developing work placements and volunteer opportunities, accompany the T&E coordinator on home visits, assist with group work as well as supporting the T&E coordinator with researching, monitoring and evaluating projects.

They will be given on the job learning and development opportunities, attending courses where relevant to the post holder.


£129.00 per week


37 hours

Skills Required

Can demonstrate good English and Maths skills, IT literate, confident and can also demonstrate good communication and people skills.

Personal Qualities

We are looking for someone who is outgoing and prepared to ask questions. We also want someone who is ambitious to learn and make the most of this opportunity.

At West Kent we enjoy the people we work with as well as the job. We believe in being open to new ideas, being flexible and acting with compassion. So if you are a people person and are not afraid of working hard and having fun, we would love to meet you.

Qualifications Required

Minimum GCSE A – C grades in English is a must.

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework - consisting of the NVQ Level 2 in Business and Administration, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

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