Onward Homes is one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the North West, with 35,000 properties across the region.
We believe that everyone deserves a place to call their own, which is why we’re committed to building 400 new homes each year. We do more than just provide a roof over our customers’ heads, we’re here to make a real difference.
At Onward we’re working towards creating positive spaces, which extends to not only to the communities we serve but to our workplaces being positive spaces that are open, diverse and inclusive. Onward is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation in every aspect of our work.
We deliver a friendly and customer focused neighbourhood/leasehold management service in Brunswick which promotes respect for people, property and the environment, helping maintain a clean and safe Brunswick and fostering community cohesion and engagement as well as support for vulnerable members of the community.
We are looking for a Neighbourhood/Leasehold Apprentice (1 post) to join our team to work at our office in Brunswick, Manchester on a 2 year fixed term contract, with the potential for future permanent opportunities.
It is essential that you are qualified to GSCE level C or above in Maths and English and that you are keen, enthusiastic and a team player with good communication skills.
Through work experience, studying, training and development (both practical and vocational), you will complete a course of study and be working towards an Level 2 Chartered Institute in Housing Practice (2 year apprenticeship). There is a requirement for you to attend The Learning Foundry or on a day / block release basis.
The role of Neighbourhood/Leasehold Apprentice assists the Customer Services Team Leader to provide a professional high quality multi-channel customer contact experience to all internal/external customers; handling a full range of housing enquiries and wherever possible offering a resolution at the first point of contact.
In this role you will the first point of contact with our customers and will support the team with customer interaction, via the Contact Centre, office reception and provide wide range of Council services from the S4B office.
You will work as part of a team and work collaboratively with colleagues from across the organisation to develop knowledge and support a one organisation approach. Undertaking administrative tasks to support the S4B operational team in delivering excellent service, such as core form data inputting and survey processing and by providing accurate and up to date information in line with company processes, procedures, and agreed standards.
You will play an active role in supporting income collection and taking payments from customers, providing rehousing advice and ensuring application documentation is appropriately managed and processed in a timely manner and understand the issues and opportunities within our neighbourhoods and support the development of Neighbourhood Plans and the maintenance and improvement of the appearance of our neighbourhoods including enforcement actions where appropriate.
All our Apprentices are paid at the Real Living Wage salary. As well as your professional training, we offer a generous annual leave entitlement, with a range of benefits for a rewarding career including a health cash plan, pension scheme and ongoing personal development.
The base location for this role is Brunswick Manchester. Due to Covid-19, we have adapted our working arrangements under government guidelines and Safe Systems of Work. Discussions around the current working arrangements and Safe Systems of Work specific to the role will take place during the interview process. If candidates have any concerns / questions in relation to Covid-19 and the role at any stage of the recruitment and selection process they can contact the HR team on HumanResourcesTeam@onward.co.uk and a member of the HR Team will be in touch.