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Belle Isle TMO is looking for two paid placements for 18 – 24 year olds.

Apply for both positions through your Work Coach at the Job Centre.

Trainee Tenancy Support Assistant
Trainee Caretaker

Both positions are:
• 25 hours a week, within Monday – Friday 9am-5pm
• 6-month placements
• Paid at National Minimum Wage
• Based at BITMO, Aberfield Gate, Belle Isle.

Although all applications must come through your Work Coach at the Job Centre, for an informal discussion about either position please call Keith Wigglesworth on 0113 378 2190.

Trainee Tenancy Support Assistant

This 6-month placement is designed to enable the postholder to develop the skills necessary to successfully apply for roles requiring communication and customer service skills and team work.

The postholder will work within the BITMO Tenancy Support Team to identify support needs, provide information on services available and update customer records. They will accompany the Tenancy Support Officer, and the Sheltered Warden on door step visits and estate inspections to provide support and identify breaches of tenancy requiring action.

They will undergo Health and Safety Training, and other on the job training that the team complete.

The placement will enable them to develop:

• An understanding of the role of a social housing landlord
• Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of a Tenancy Support Officer
• Office and administration skills
• Communication skills
• Time management skills
• Team work skills
• Ability to work independently with supervision
• Health and Safety awareness
• Ability to use a variety of IT tools to carry out the role

The role will be well supported by a Placement Coordinator, the HR Manager, and the Tenancy Support Manager. No specific skills or experience are required. An interest in working with people in a support role, and as part of a team are essential.

A thorough induction and assessment of training needs will be carried out
Training will be provided – links to 3rd party training providers will be utilised as appropriate
PPE will be provided.
A Named Mentor will be provided to coordinate the placement, and check on the well-being and progress of the individual.
Weekly meetings will be held to review progress and identify support needs
Training and a toolkit in how to apply for jobs, CV writing and interview preparation will be provided.
A learning log will be provided and completed by the post-holder, the Mentor and the Supervising Manager
A certificate of achievement will be provided at conclusion of the placement.

Trainee Estate Caretaker

This 6-month placement is designed to enable the postholder to develop the skills necessary to successfully apply for roles requiring manual skills, working indoors and outdoors as part of a team to maintain properties and grounds.

The postholder will work within the BITMO Repairs and Maintenance Team as part of the Estate Caretaking Team, and will also accompany experienced Technical Staff including the Responsive Repairs Manager on property inspections to establish the cause of property defects and identify the appropriate repair solution.

They will undergo Health and Safety Training, and other on the job training that the Caretaking team complete.

The placement will enable them to develop:

An understanding of the role of a social housing landlord
Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of an Estate Caretaking Team
Grounds maintenance skills
Time management skills
Team work skills
Ability to work independently with supervision
Health and Safety awareness
Ability to use a variety of tools to carry out the role
Awareness of minor repairs

The role will be well supported by a Placement Coordinator, the HR Manager, and the Senior Caretaker. No specific skills or experience are required. An interest in working indoors and outdoors in all weathers, and as part of a team are essential.
A thorough induction and assessment of training needs will be carried out
Training will be provided – links to 3rd party training providers will be utilised as appropriate
A Uniform and PPE will be provided
A Named Mentor will be provided to coordinate the placement, and check on the well-being and progress of the individual.
Weekly meetings will be held to review progress and identify support needs
Training and a toolkit in how to apply for jobs, CV writing and interview preparation will be provided.
A learning log will be provided and completed by the post-holder, the Mentor and the Supervising Manager
A certificate of achievement will be provided at conclusion of the placement.

Work placements for Belle Isle students

We are developing a work experience programme to offer to Belle Isle tenants. We will promote this when it is available.

If you are a Belle Isle tenant and need a short work placement as part of a college course, please contact Lindsay.Woolsey@belleisletmo.co.uk. Please note that we cannot guarantee that we wil be able to accommodate you.

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