Traineeship

  • Job Reference: 00001086-1
  • Date Posted: 14 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Thames Reach
  • Location: London wide - Boroughs with vacancies include Brent, Croydon, Greenwich & Lambeth
  • Salary: £21,548
  • Role: Frontline jobs
  • Job type: Contract
  • Duration: 2 month fixed-term contract, starting 3 May 2022
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

Please email thamesreach@wjpfloyd.co.uk to request an application pack. 

Are you looking for an opportunity to start a career in the homeless sector? Do you want to help others whilst being trained to do so? We are searching for motivated and committed people to join our structured 12-month traineeship scheme.

Thames Reach is a London based charity helping homeless and vulnerable people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Our vision is to end street homelessness. Our aim is to deliver support of the highest standard to vulnerable people. Each member of the Thames Reach team plays a vital role in contributing and shaping the vision of ending rough sleeping and promoting improvement in people’s lives, and by joining us you can do the same.

On the Traineeship programme, you will experience a challenging yet rewarding high quality on-the-job training and the opportunity to develop the skills needed for a career in our front-line services.  We are proud that many of our trainees have gained permanent employment either at Thames Reach or other organisations following completion of the programme.  

To succeed, you will need commitment, resilience, empathy towards homeless people and good basic admin and IT skills. As well as a thorough induction, your programme will consist of two six-month placements at a Thames Reach Project one of which will be hostel based.  Applicants who have experienced homelessness are especially encouraged to apply.

You will be required to work full time on a rota basis which involves working shifts, including evenings and weekends.

Thames Reach cannot guarantee location of placements for successful intakes.

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date:             Sunday 13 February 2022

Application Support Sessions: we encourage applicants to attend a support session before applying.  A number of sessions are scheduled the week of 24 January 2022. 

Contact HRteam@thamesreach.org.uk to book a slot.

Thames Reach is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect and celebrate diversity. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history of homelessness, sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin or religious belief.

Application closing date: 13 February 2022

Interview dates week commencing: 14 March and 21 March 2022