Housing Business Administration Apprentice

Dartford, Kent
£144.30 per week as from 1 April 2019
10 Apr 2019
08 May 2019
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Employer Description
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. The population of the Borough is approximately 107,500 residents comprising of approximately 45,270 households – 87% of these are in the private sector.

Located on the border of Kent, London and Essex, Dartford is one of the most exciting and dynamic regions in the country.

Dartford is at the heart of one of the Government’s key growth zones within the Thames Gateway and will see around 20,000 new homes and up to 50,000 new jobs created in the borough over the next 25 years – a substantial addition to the existing residents in the Borough.

Description of Vacancy
An opportunity to gain valuable experience within a busy Local Authority Housing department within the Housing Solutions & Private Sector Team, offering support when allocating Council housing and some support within the homelessness part of the team as well.

An opportunity to gain valuable experience within a busy Local Authority Housing department. The successful applicant will be a key and invaluable support to the Housing Management Team which is one of the busiest sections of the whole council.

Duties will include:

Scanning and processing incoming post. 
Answering enquiries both face to face and over the telephone from internal and external customers
Providing administration for applications for Council and Housing Association housing including the advertising 
Assisting with outgoing correspondence by printing off letters, batching up and taking to the Post Room 
Anything else to do with allocations

£3.90 per hour as from 1 April 2019
£144.30 per week as from 1 April 2019

37.5 hours per week
8.45am – 5.15pm Mon to Thursday
8.45am – 4.45pm on Friday’s

Skills Required
Adequate computer knowledge, 
A good head for figures 
Ability to prioritise workload. 
Good written and verbal communication skills 
Good telephone manner

Personal Qualities
Confident in communication

Qualifications Required
3 GCSE’s Grade C (4) and above that should include Maths and English or equivalent

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.

Additional Detail

As of 1st April 2019, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

Important Information
The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.

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