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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 33 days annual leave entitlement per year (increasing after two years’ service in increments, up to a maximum of 38 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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Housing Services Coordinator

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

Salary: £26,929.50 per annum

We are currently looking to recruit a Housing Services Coordinator to join our amazing team! This will be on a full time, permanent basis.

The focus of this position is to Coordinate AMAT’s housing services function, including the line management of six Housing Services Team Members who are each responsible for ensuring that a group of properties they are allocated are secure and fit for purpose. You will also provide housing management to your own group of properties in the Maidstone area, and to cover other groups of properties in Chatham or Gillingham where required.

Other required duties include attending our morning meeting daily, being a direct point of contact for white goods suppliers, including arranging delivery and repairs, overseeing the resident breakfast function, providing shift rotas housing services staff where required and to ensure that work is covered when affected by staff absences, collating the recording of Housing Related Support and house check sheet data by housing services staff for the purpose of performance monitoring, and carrying out spot checks of properties across all groups of properties.

The hours for this position are 37.5 per week, which normally includes day shifts that are 8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday. However, please be aware that you may be required to work some weekends to cover the housing services team member role if there are staff shortages. 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 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 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.

To apply for this role, please click here

 

Support Worker

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

Salary: £24,862.50 per annum

We are currently looking to recruit a Support Worker to join our amazing team!

This is a full-time role (37.5 hours per week). You will work up to 5 days over 7 days 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 goals and help with benefit or resettlement issues, and maintain a record of all contact in service user files.

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 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.

To apply for this role, please click here

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