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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 Rents & Benefits, 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!

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.

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 ideal candidate will be proactive and self-motivated, with a positive and enthusiastic attitude and the ability to lead and motivate your team. 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. You must be understanding of homelessness and have the empathy and patience to work with homeless adults who have experienced trauma.

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the ability to problem solve and be solution focused, as well as being very organised with excellent time management skills. A full manual driving license is essential to this role due to the location of our properties (Maidstone and Medway locations). Experience in a team leader or management position is essential, and experience of working in a similar environment such as a hostel or social housing is desirable. We do also 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!

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Housing Services Team Member

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

Salary: £23,673 per annum

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

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 – 5.00pm, 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. 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 manual 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

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