GROW Trainee - Westminster
If you believe that people should have a say in their own support and that they should be at the front of making meaningful change then this could be the traineeship for you. We're looking for passionate individuals with personal experience of homelessness to come and join us and make a difference to the way we do things.
Who we are
We are Shelter. We believe that a home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best in class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
About the role
As Housing Advice Trainee, you will gain valuable experience working with a lead provider of homelessness and housing advice and support whilst being part of an exciting new programme. We'll give you a comprehensive introduction to the traineeship and a work placement within the Westminster team which will help you develop skills in housing advice, including providing information and support. In addition you will, undergo an exit phase focused on learning and the evaluation of your placement, with the aim of securing future employment.
We're looking for individuals with personal experience of homelessness, the passion to effect change and a real interest in developing a career working to tackle homelessness, including rough sleeping. With a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team, you will want to work with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. Basic computer skills, e.g. word processing, the internet and email systems are helpful, but support can be provided. Above all, we're looking for enthusiasm and a desire to develop and learn new skills.
How to apply
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Please note, we will be holding an open day for potential GROW Trainee applicants on Friday 16th August between 10:30am to 1:30pm and on 28th September between 11am to 1pm at Shelter Hackney Hub, 4 Tyssen Street, London, E8 2FJ and you are very welcome to attend. It is open to interested applicants who need help with the application or have any questions about the role.
Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, the possibility of flexible working, enhanced family friendly policies and significant opportunities for learning and development.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no-one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.