Housing Finance Apprentice

Dartford, Kent
£144.30 per week
01 Aug 2019
01 Sep 2019
Start Date

Employer Description
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Dartford Borough Council. The ideal candidate will support the Housing Finance Team in the delivery of key housing functions and assist in the delivery of a customer focussed frontline 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. By integrating the needs of commercial occupiers and residents with a thoughtful approach to the natural environment

Vacancy Description
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 Finance team which is one of the busiest and diverse teams in housing.

Duties will include:

  • Scanning and processing incoming post.
  • Assisting with outgoing correspondence, printing letters, batching and taking to Post Room.
  • Answering enquiries both face to face and over the telephone from internal and external customers
  • Providing administrative back up for Housing Finance and Housing Scheme staff
  • Taking minutes at meetings

£3.90 per hour as from 1 April 2019

£144.30 per week from 1 April 2019

37 hours per week

08:45 – 17:15 Monday to Thursday

08:45 – 16:45 Friday

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

Personal Qualities
Confident in communication skills

Qualifications Required
5 GCSE’s including A* – C Grade or above in GCSE maths and English (or equivalent qualifications) and ICT or equivalent Level 2 Qualification.

Training Provided
On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard – 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 Details
As of 1st April 2018, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.70 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.