Housing Assistant Apprenticeship Opportunity

South Gloucestershire Council  has vacancy for Housing Assistant Apprenticeship at Kingswood Civic Centre, Kingswood and Hours: 37 hours per week.

As our apprentice your enthusiasm and willingness to learn will be a welcome addition to our team at South Gloucestershire Council who are making a real difference to the lives of the people who live, work and learn here.Weve achieved a great deal, but were ambitious about the future.Join us and be part of something bigger.

How youll make a difference:

Our Housing Access team works with landlords who offer permanent social housing, supported housing and private sector lets for homelessness prevention, and delivers the Councils statutory duty to provide emergency and temporary accommodation where a homelessness duty is accepted.  The Home Choice service provides a comprehensive housing options and access service.

As our apprentice youll learn relevant legislation including duties to accommodate under the Housing Act 1996 Part VII and the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 as well as the statutory guidance on suitability of accommodation.  This will help you to understand how to arrange placements for customers into emergency accommodation under the correct statutory duty, perform all tasks related to the sign-up, ensuring terms of occupancy are met and taking enforcement where not. This includes discharging duty under a statutory process where appropriate.

You will also learn how to arrange grants and loans approved for customer to access private sector accommodation.

And if this isnt enough, you will also work as part of our in-house Social Lettings Agency, SG Homes, where you will maintain our computer records of all people and placements who live within emergency accommodation or our social lettings agency.  These records include rent accounts, tenancy conditions and repair and maintenance issues.

Interested?  Please apply online via the South Gloucestershire Council recruitment website. A job summary is attached for further information. https://jobs.southglos.gov.uk/job/Housing_Assistant_Apprentice/106032