SLA12830 – Modern Apprentice – Housing Assistant – SLA12830

Type: Apprentice
Region: Scotland

Job Description

Housing and Technical Resources. 5 posts in total Location: East Kilbride Local Housing Office, Civic Centre, East KilbrideHamilton Local Housing Office, Brandongate, HamiltonCambuslang Local Housing Office, CambuslangateClydesdale Local Housing Office, South VennelHomeless Access and Assessment Service, Brandongate Duration: Fixed Term: 2 year programme Hours: 35 hours per week The start of something big! As South Lanarkshires largest employer we know how important it is to offer you a great opportunity. If you would like to work with us in our challenging, forward thinking Housing & Technical Resources, we have some of the best opportunities in Scotland. We offer: *The opportunity to gain experience within our Housing and Technical Resources.*The opportunity to gain a recognised SVQ qualification in Housing at SCQF Level 6 and CIH SCQF Level 5.*The opportunity to receive a comprehensive in-house training package to complement your practical work experience.*The opportunity to have a varied and exciting career within Housing Services, gaining experience across different parts of the service including estate management, homelessness and integrated housing options teams.*You will support Housing teams and colleagues within a busy local office and contribute to the front line service.*Support a front line service in a challenging time due to the cost of living crisis.*The opportunity to progress onto a Housing Officer and continue in your professional development with the possibility of a Chartered Institute of Housing Level 3 Qualification. We believe in developing people to their full potential, and the prospects of career development within the Council are as excellent as our benefits package. You need at least: 3 standard grades level 3 or above / 3 national 5 qualifications including English and Maths or equivalent, relevant experience. A commitment to learning and ambition to succeed.A commitment to delivering quality customer service.Confidence and team skills are vital. These vacancies are restricted to applicants who have recently attended a South Lanarkshire Council School and/or live in the South Lanarkshire Area. You must either be 16 years of age by 01/07/2024 and must be no older than 19 years of age by 04/08/2024. Or if you are disabled or care experienced and aged between 20 to 29 years of age by 04/08/2024, you may be eligible to apply if you meet the rest of the criteria, as South Lanarkshire Council and Skills Development Scotland recognise that disabled people and those who are care experienced can face challenges on their career journey. In care means you are or were formally looked after by a local authority, in the family home (with support from social services or a social worker) or elsewhere, for example, in foster care, residential/secure care, or kinship care (with family friends or relatives). As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history etc. As this post involves accessing the public services network, the preferred candidate will be subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS). The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made. At South Lanarkshire Council we are ambitious about diversity and inclusion and want our organisation to reflect the people of South Lanarkshire. We welcome applications from everyone who meets the criteria. However, as we do not have many disabled, care experienced, or ethnic minority employees, we would particularly welcome applications from these groups. Closing Date: 02/06/2024 Interviews are scheduled to take place Week Commencing 17/06/2024 and the start date for successful applicants will be 05/08/2024.

Requirements

Please Apply online All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland. Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position. South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant. Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position. Please be aware if you are recommended for appointment, you will be required to attend a Health Check.

The Individual

As an employee of South Lanarkshire Council you would also receive a wide range of benefits including: As an employee of South Lanarkshire Council you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:Enrolment in award winning local government pension schemeUp to 33 days annual leavePublic holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)Occupational sick payFamily friendly policies – flexible working and leave, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave.Employee Discounts including discounts at the cinema.Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)

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