Housing Apprentice

Dartford, Kent
25 Jun 2018
23 Jul 2018
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Employee Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Dartford Borough Council. The ideal candidate will give information and promote the full range of Dartford Borough council services and deliver a customer focussed frontline and aftercare service.

The Borough of Dartford comprises the town of Dartford and eight surrounding parishes: Stone Bean Darenth Longfield & New Barn Southfleet Sutton-at-Hone & Hawley Swanscombe & Greenhithe Wilmington.  Making a difference The Borough is not just a focus for physical development, despite the focus of the Thames Gateway and associated works.  Of course the Borough is not dissimilar to others of a similar size, but what makes Dartford different is the sense of dynamic action that is making the Borough break free of its recent past and build on a glorious history. This history has constantly seen Dartford as a magnet for innovation, invention and inspiration.

From the early years of paper-making and cement manufacture to the later developments in engineering and pharmaceuticals, Dartford has played a central role in changing the world as we know it. The future for Dartford is similarly bright. Despite the plans to increase substantially in size there is an underlying commitment to quality; of design, build and purpose. The Bridge development, just a few hundred metres from the Dartford Dojo, highlights perfectly the direction that Dartford is taking towards sustainability. An exemplar of public-private partnership, The Bridge is redefining the rules for large scale mixed-use development.

Description of Vacancy

An opportunity to gain valuable experience within a busy and exciting fast paced  Local Authority Housing department.  Two positions available within the Housing Solutions & Private Sector Team, offering support when allocating Council housing and the other helping to support the homelessness area of the team.


37 hours per week

Skills Required

  • Adequate computer knowledge
  • A good head for figures
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and be able to prioritise workload
  • Ability to adhere to confidentially processes

Personal Qualities

  • Confident in communication
  • Good time keeping/attendance
  • Good work ethic

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework - consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, 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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