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AMAT UK is a charity based in Medway and Kent, with over twenty-years of experience of providing supported accommodation in the homeless sector. Throughout this time, AMAT UK has always prided itself on developing our service to meet the needs of our service users, and to benefit and enrich the wider community.

In order to achieve this, we aim to employ staff who are passionate about supporting our mission:

To reduce and prevent homelessness by providing accommodation and re-building lives, through personalised support and collaboration with other partner organisations.

This means that whilst having experience in the role you are applying for is definitely an advantage, we provide a comprehensive training package and therefore welcome applications from those with transferable skills who are passionate about working in this in this sector –  empowering homeless and vulnerable people to achieve sustainable independence, wellbeing and make positive changes in their lives.

This also means applicants can include service users who have made significant changes to their lives and can benefit others by using the experience they have gained whilst living at AMAT UK.

We have a wide range of departments and potential areas of work, from operational departments including our Front Office, Support, and Housing services teams, to back office departments including our Housing Benefit, Human Resources, and Finance teams.

All roles come with benefits including 28 days annual leave entitlement per year (increasing after two years’ service in increments, up to a maximum of 33 days per year), access to AMAT UK’s Employee Assistance Programme, and workplace pension scheme.

We believe that all AMAT UK staff need to have a good understanding of how the organisation works as a whole, so they can see where their role fits into that. To achieve this, all successful candidates will receive a complete induction which involves shadowing other departments to see how they work over the first week of their employment with us. New staff are also provided with an induction pack which includes a new staff induction handbook, relevant information on your staff benefits including our Employee Assistance Programme, Financial Wellbeing platform and Workplace Pension, as well as an AMAT folder, notepad and pen so you can jot down any questions, and make notes on your experiences during your induction!

 

AMAT UK aims to promote equal opportunities in all areas of the service it provides and all areas of its employment practices, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If you are looking for a challenge and want to make a difference, we look forward to hearing from you!

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CURRENT VACANCIES

Domestic Operative (Full Time and Part Time Roles Available)

Job Type: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), Part-time (20 hours per week – negotiable), Permanent

Salary: £9.60 per hour

We are currently looking to recruit Domestic Operatives to join our amazing team.

You will be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of our properties, including complete cleaning of empty rooms and flats and making beds in order to make them ready for new residents, bagging and tagging resident’s belongings as required, cleaning communal areas in all properties and resident bedrooms as required, cleaning offices and toilets and ad hoc duties as required. Please note this is a very physical role, as there will often be occasions where lifting furniture, and carrying cleaning equipment will be required.

The hours for the full time position are 37.5 hours per week, working shifts of 8.30am – 5.00pm, or 9.00am-5:30pm, five days over seven, and a minimum of 1 in 4 weekends.

The hours for the part time position are 20 hours per week, with the option of working days and hours that suit you between 8.30am, and 5.30pm.

At AMAT, we are focused on delivering the best service we can to our service users, and operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year service in order to achieve this. As such, you will be required to work bank holidays (including Christmas day and New Year’s Day on a rota basis). Therefore, flexibility is key to this role!

The ideal candidates for these roles will be proactive and self-motivated, with a positive and enthusiastic attitude to work. You will also need to have excellent communication skills, and the ability to deal with a variety of cleaning situations including cleaning bodily fluids. A full driving license is essential to this role due to the location of our properties (Various Medway and Maidstone locations).

Experience in a similar role and COSHH training would be an advantage, however we do provide a comprehensive training package and welcome applications from those with transferable skills who are passionate about working in a role such as this in this sector!

To apply for our part time role, please click here

To apply for our full-time role, please click here

 

Housing Services Team Member

Job Type: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), Permanent

Salary: £10.30 per hour

We are currently looking to recruit a Housing Services Team Member to join our amazing team!

This is a full-time role (37.5 hours per week), which normally includes day shifts that are 8.30am – 5.00pm, or 9.00am-5:30pm, and a minimum of one later shift a week which is 12.30pm – 9.00pm. You will work five days over seven, with a minimum of 1 in 4 weekends.

The focus of this position is to ensure our properties within an allocated group are secure and fit for purpose. To achieve this, you will carry out daily house checks of all properties such as checking that the water is running, fire extinguishers are put up, heating is working etc. Monitor health and safety in the property and raising any concerns straight away, carry out minor repairs within your ability, and report any major repairs required to our maintenance department. You will also complete room checks, collect service user signatures and rent payments on a weekly basis, deal with any incidents of anti-social behaviour, and assist with any internal moves that need to take place.

At AMAT, we are focused on delivering the best service we can to our service users, and operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year service in order to achieve this. As such, you will be required to work weekends and bank holidays (including Christmas and new year) on a rota basis, therefore flexibility is key to this role!

The ideal candidate will be proactive and self-motivated, with a positive and enthusiastic attitude. You will also need to have excellent IT and communication skills, with the assertiveness to build positive working relationships with our service users, whilst also being able to enforce the rules of our daily license, and deal with challenging and anti-social behaviour professionally. A full driving license is essential to this role due to the location of our properties (Maidstone and Medway locations).

Experience in a similar role would be an advantage, however we do provide a comprehensive training package and welcome applications from those with transferable skills who are passionate about working in a role such as this in this sector!

To apply for this role, please click here

 

Senior Manager of Support Services

Job Type: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), Permanent, Hybrid

Salary: £37,732.50 per annum

This is a full-time role based in Chatham, however travel to Maidstone will be required on occasion. The hours for this position will generally be 8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday, however flexibility with your hours is required, as you may be required to work evenings or weekends if needed (for example to attend board meetings which take place in the evening). This is a hybrid role, meaning that some days can be worked from home, with the expectation that you will be in the office for a minimum of three days a week.

Reporting to the CEO, the postholder will lead and manage a team of frontline managers and staff to deliver our support service. Our support service encompasses our Front office, resident support team, floating support team, and our community space – The Hive. You will ensure that the support services within AMAT look at the whole client journey and use a person-centred, strength-based approach to support, and will also have overarching responsibility for safeguarding.

As this role is part of the senior leadership team, the post holder will also assist with the development of and actively contribute to AMAT’s business strategy, and assist with fundraising bids, as well as attending regular meetings with the senior leadership team, meetings with other services, and evening board meetings as required.

Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • A motivational management and leadership style, with an inclusive and empowering approach
  • Emotional intelligence and empathy for the client group
  • Self-motivation and able to bring creative ideas to the table
  • Excellent IT skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Experience in fundraising and successful income generation, and producing reports
  • Experience of managing a budget
  • Experience of managing change in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to communicate and develop relationships with service users, staff, and other statutory and non-statutory services
  • Experience of managing multiple teams in support services whilst looking at the whole journey, understanding the impact of trauma, and applying a person-centred and strengths-based approach
  • Strong awareness of safeguarding issues and processes
  • Being passionate about homelessness as a cause, and about empowering homeless and vulnerable people to achieve sustainable independence, wellbeing and make positive changes in their live

At AMAT, we are focused on delivering the best service we can to our service users, and operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year service in order to achieve this. As such, you will be required to work bank holidays (including Christmas day and New Year’s Day on a rota basis). Therefore, flexibility is key to this role!

To apply for this role, please click here

 

Evening Homeless Project Worker 

Job Type: Part-time (20 hours per week), Permanent

Salary: £10.76 per hour

The focus of this position is to ensure the continued smooth running of the project once the day staff have finished their shift. This includes reception duties such as answering the phone and dealing with queries from service users and other agencies at our local Chatham office, carrying out late checks of our properties in Medway and Maidstone to ensure that our accommodation is safe and secure, dealing with any service user issues as they occur in a professional manner, recording and reporting incidents on AMAT’s intranet system, maintaining the cleanliness of the office and surrounding streets, and potentially dealing with anti-social behaviour.

The hours for this position are 5.00pm – 9.00pm five days over seven, working every other weekend. At AMAT, we are focused on delivering the best service we can to our service users, and operate a 24 hours a day, 365 days a year service in order to achieve this. As such, you will be required to work bank holidays (including Christmas day and New Year’s Day on a rota basis). Therefore, flexibility is key to this role!

The ideal candidate will be proactive and self-motivated, with a positive and enthusiastic attitude. You will also need to have excellent IT and communication skills, with the assertiveness to build positive working relationships with our service users, whilst also being able to enforce the rules of our daily license, and deal with challenging and anti-social behaviour professionally. A full driving license is essential to this role due to the location of our properties (Maidstone and Medway locations).

Experience in a similar role would be an advantage, however we do provide a comprehensive training package and welcome applications from those with transferable skills who are passionate about working in a role such as this in this sector!

To apply for this role, please click here

How you can help AMAT

There are lots of ways in which you can help support AMAT to ensure that we can continue to provide our support to the homeless and vulnerable people in Medway.