Housing Support Trainee

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£25.137 - £26.520
30 Nov 2020
04 Dec 2020
Contract Type

Housing Inclusion Service

Trainee Apprenticeship – Scale 5

Fixed Term Contract

The Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Housing Inclusion & Support Service is on a mission to become one of the top service providers in housing support and homelessness prevention. As part of this continuous improvement journey, we want to ensure that the customer experience, in addition to the access and delivery of housing service provision to prevent homelessness are exemplary.

We are seeking motivated people, who like a challenge, have a commitment to housing and want to help us deliver excellent services.

We have several vacancies for trainee positions within our Housing Inclusion Service at Royal Greenwich. The Housing Inclusion Service is the Council’s service for people with a housing need. The service looks wherever possible to give advice to people approaching the Council who are either homeless or threatened with homelessness. Our aim is to prevent homelessness.

As a trainee you will get the opportunity to get involved in a range of varied work and gain knowledge, insight and expertise, in working in a challenging and fast paced environment.

The vacancies have arisen at a time when several of our trainees have successfully moved on to promotional roles within the service.

The successful candidates will gain:

  • A nationally recognised (Chartered Institute of Housing) Level 2 or 3 Apprenticeship in Housing Practice (you will have study release for this).
  • Full time roles – Fixed Term for 2 years (35 hours per week, including training).

Please note that to be eligible for an apprenticeship, you must demonstrate a level of competency in Mathematics and English. Shortlisted candidates who have English and Mathematics GCSE Grade D / Level 3 or equivalent qualifications are required to bring along certificates to their interview. Alternatively, you will be required to take Mathematics and/or English assessments, on the day.

If you have any queries about the role or require further information, please e-mail: lydia.lewinson@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Closing date: 4th December 2020


Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Standard DBS: This role requires a Standard DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

Internal to External: This opportunity has recently been advertised as an opportunity for current RBG employees (internal only advertising). Applications received during the internal advertising period have been considered and processed. If you were interviewed for this position via an application to this job advertisement during the internal advertising period, any further application will not be shortlisted.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Previous Applicants need not apply: This opportunity has recently been advertised. Applications received during the last advertising period have been considered and processed. If you were interviewed for this position, any further application will not be shortlisted.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.