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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

Evening Homeless Project Worker’s

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

Salary: £11,076 per annum

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.

We are recruiting for a part time Evening Homeless Project Worker to join our friendly team! The hours for this position are 20 hours a week, working 5.00pm – 9.00pm, five days over seven, and require 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!

Please read our privacy notice for job applicants before applying for this role: Privacy Notice

To apply, please visit: Part-time Evening Homeless Project Worker

 

Human Resources Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Job Types: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), Nine-Month Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £20,767 per annum

We are currently looking to recruit a Human Resources Assistant on a nine-month fixed term contract to join our amazing team, and provide maternity cover.

The hours for this position are alternating weeks of 8.30am – 5.00pm and 9.00am – 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, and flexibility is key to this role. ‘Be One Team’ is one of the fundamental expectations of our staff.

The HR department includes this role and the HR Manager, who you will assist and report to directly. This role is varied and ideal for someone looking for challenges within and beyond HR, as you will also be required to cover reception every third Sunday (8.30am – 5.00pm) and to attend and minute daily morning meetings.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, proactive, and organized; a problem solver with excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of different people including senior management, line management, staff and service users. You will be qualified to CIPD Level 3, with working experience in a HR Assistant/Administrator role, excellent minute taking and IT skills, and good experience of maintaining a HRIS. Experience of assisting with disciplinary/grievance investigations, attending and taking minutes at formal hearings, and facilitating the recruitment process from job adverts to onboarding and induction are essential to this role.

Your duties will include, but are not limited to:

-Assisting with the payroll function

– Facilitating the staff recruitment and selection process in line with AMAT procedure, including onboarding and induction of new staff

-Organising occupational health site visits, and carrying out pre-employment checks (DBS checks, right to work, and references)

-Answering staff HR and payroll related queries in a timely manner

-Maintaining up to date and accurate HR records, and ensuring that employee paperwork/documentation is scanned onto the HRIS (Breathe HR) and filed in a timely manner, in line with data protection/GDPR requirements, and ensuring confidentiality at all times

-Attending and minuting meetings, including daily morning meetings, formal hearings (including disciplinary, grievance, and capability hearings) and other meetings as required, and typing these up within required timeframes

-Producing reports of HR specific statistical information as requested by line management, in line with data protection/GDPR requirements

-Organising staff training (in house, external and E-Learning) within required timescales, producing in house training certificates where required, and ensuring training records are accurately maintained.

-Producing staff letters and carrying out other administrative tasks as requested

-Ordering/purchasing stationery and stamps, ensuring that we have sufficient stock in place at all times

-Assisting with the production of the weekly staff rota

-Covering reception as required

-Assisting the HR Manager and/or the management team with ad hoc projects and admin support as required

Please read our privacy notice for job applicants before applying for this role: Privacy Notice

This is a very varied role, and if you are looking for a challenge and want to make a difference, we look forward to hearing from you!

To apply, please visit: Human Resources Assistant

 

Domestic Operative

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

Salary: £18,525

We are currently looking to recruit a Domestic Operative 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 this position are 37.5 hours per week, working shifts of 8.30am – 5.00am, or 9.00am-5:30pm, five days over seven, and a minimum of 1 in 4 weekends. There is also the option of compressed hours for those who have their own vehicle with business insurance, where you could work longer hours over less days (starting no earlier than 8.30am, and working no later than 8.30pm).

The ideal candidate 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 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!

Please read our privacy notice for job applicants before applying for this role: Privacy Notice

This is a very varied role, and if you are looking for a challenge and want to make a difference, we look forward to hearing from you!

To apply, please visit: Domestic Operative

 

Housing Services Team Member

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

Salary: £19,980 per annum

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.

The hours for this position are 37.5 per week, which normally includes day shifts that are 8.30am – 5.00am, 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. 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 really 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!

Please read our privacy notice for job applicants before applying for this role: Privacy Notice

This is a very varied role, and if you are looking for a challenge and want to make a difference, we look forward to hearing from you!

To apply, please visit: Housing Services Team Member

 

Support Worker

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

Salary: £21,060 per annum

We are looking to recruit a Support Worker to join our friendly support team! This is a full-time role (37.5 hours per week), where you will work 5 days over 7 on a rotational basis covering shifts between 8.30am and 9.00pm.

The focus of this position is to empower an allocated group of residents to live independent lives. To achieve this, you will work with service users to develop person-centred support plans, maintain regular contact with service users through support meetings, refer service users to relevant key services, provide support to achieve support goals and help with benefit or resettlement issues, and maintain a record of all contact in service user files.

The ideal candidate 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 challenging behaviour and manage difficult situations. We are looking for candidates who have experience of working in the homeless sector, and who have experience in assessment and support planning. A driving license is desirable but not essential, and knowledge of the Medway area would also be beneficial but again this is not essential.

Please read our privacy notice for job applicants before applying for this role: Privacy Notice

This is a very varied role, and if you are looking for a challenge and want to make a difference, we look forward to hearing from you!

To apply, please visit: Support Worker

How you can help AMAT

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