This role is currently based from home due to COVID 19 until further notice. Peabody plans to move to a hybrid model of working which means that once our office refurbishment has been completed, the role will be part office (Waterloo) and part home based.
An exciting opportunity has come up for a Design and Technical Assistant to join our Development team for 6 months as part of the Kickstart Programme.
For information on Kickstart please click here Kickstart website
This placement will be within the design and technical team in Peabody Development. We look at the architectural and engineering drawings for our new buildings and homes and make sure that these meet our standards. There are lots of things that we look at to make sure that our future residents will be happy. For example, we ensure that the furniture can fit, that people will have privacy, that they will get enough light and air and that they won't be too hot in the Summer.
This placement would be an introduction to this work that we do. We would show you how to read drawings and understand the sizes and scales of things. You might even be interested in thinking about and designing your own home!
• Commitment and willingness to try
•No fear of asking questions and learning by doing
•Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team
•Ability to work independently, exercising good initiative and judgement
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Good IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, conference calls, etc
•Good time management and prioritisation skills
•Accuracy and attention to detail
•Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines and targets
•5 GCSE’s at Grade 4 or higher (A-C equivalent) including Maths and English or a Level 2 apprenticeship in a related discipline
This is a 6 month fixed term contract and for 25 hours per week. You will initially be working from home.
Please note to qualify for the Kickstart Programme you need to:
1. Be between the age of 16-24, living in England or Wales
2. Currently receiving Universal Credit
3. Have the right to work in the UK
4. Apply through Jobcentre Plus (so talk to your Jobcentre Plus work coach if you are interested in applying)
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At Peabody, where possible, we provide flexible working opportunities from day one to our employees, as we recognise the importance of a good work-life balance; and to improve our productivity and performance, we embrace agile working, which means if you are in a desk based role, that will be a hybrid of office and home working. If your role is in a client facing environment, appropriate base location will apply.
Our mission is to help people make the most of their lives and an important part of this is to ensure that our organisation reflects the wider communities we serve. We want to attract recruit and retain a diverse, inclusive and creative workforce to give us the best opportunity to meet the diverse needs of our residents and customers. We actively encourage applications from all groups and communities, as well as from BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled people.