Apprentice Housing Support Worker

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
LS8 4HS, Leeds, West Yorkshire
£8,542.87 to £17,142.84
Closing date
11 Nov 2021

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Community and Customer Services, Housing / neighbourhood management, Social Care
Fixed Term Contract
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

Do you want to get started on a career in the fast growing Housing sector? Connect are seeking an apprentice to join our Engage Leeds Team. The successful candidate will be assisting Housing support staff to deliver housing-related support to prevent homelessness, facilitate sustainment, integration, and promote self-resilience.

The post is a 37 hours per week vacancy and the contract will be for approximately 2 years. We are looking for candidates who can start in October/November due to course starting.

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Assist support staff to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, key stakeholders and local community partners
  • Assist in the delivery of a high quality, customer focused and responsive support service to people with housing related support needs.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of group activities for people accessing the service.


About us

Connect is a housing association providing over 3,000 homes and well-being and support services, across West Yorkshire. Our over-arching vision is for a sustainable and just society where good homes, neighbourhoods and opportunities help people enjoy happy, healthy lives.

We are a progressive social business with a strong purpose to tackle inequality and create opportunities.

In choosing Connect you will be joining a friendly team, who look out for each other.

We are committed to flexible working so the post holder will be able to manage their own time and workload in line with the objectives of the role.

As an equal opportunities employer we recruit based on experience, attitude and values. Connect are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the communities we serve therefore we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Engage Leeds is a city wide commissioned service although the applicant will primarily work in the East of Leeds. For a better understanding of the Engage Leeds service please visit their website.

Closing date: Wednesday 15th October

Interview date: TBC

Here at Connect Housing we place our values at the heart of everything we do. We have a strong purpose to tackle inequality and create opportunities for people to live fulfilled, healthy lives, starting with a good home in a neighbourly community.


  • 26 days’ annual leave rising to 31 plus public holidays
  • Bupa Cash plan
  • Occupational pension plans
  • MyPlace benefits: retail discounts and offers

Please note, Connect Housing reserve the right to close the role earlier and therefore we encourage early applications.


Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Find Us
Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom
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