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Housing Apprentice (Ref: 2024_817)

Agile working, base at County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight

National Minimum wage or, National Living Wage as appropriate for their age until completion of apprenticeship programme

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Lauren Smith at 01983 821000 ext. 5851.

Vacancy Reference: 2024_817

Closing Date: 21/04/2024

Contract Type: Level 3 Apprenticeship (fixed-term  until the apprenticeship qualification is completed or 2 years, whichever is sooner ) 

Hours: 25 per week

Housing Services are looking for an apprentice to support the delivery of the Island Homefinder Service and to provide administrative support to the Housing Team. This role will suit an organised individual, with a professional and positive approach to work.

You will receive the necessary training and support to be able to confidently answer Island Homefinder enquiries and process housing register applications.

You’ll gain on-the-job experience learning new skills through undertaking a range of administrative tasks, as well as undertaking a Level 3 Housing and Property Management qualification.

Further details on the qualification you will be undertaking can be found here: Housing and property management / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

In this exciting role, you’ll work within a small team supporting each other to deliver an excellent service. The wide range of skills and knowledge gained throughout the apprenticeship would provide an excellent opportunity for someone who is seeking to develop a future career within Housing.

The duration of your role will be fixed term for 2 years (or until completion of the apprenticeship qualification, whichever is sooner), however there may also be an opportunity to progress into a more permanent role within the team following successful completion of your apprenticeship.


For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Lauren Smith at 01983 821000 ext. 5851.


PLEASE NOTE: Out of Hours Standby and Call Out

You will be required to take part in the Out of Hours Stand-by Duty Rota as and when requested by management.  Standby and call out duties are paid in accordance with the IWC Terms and Conditions 2012 document.

Please click here to view the Isle of Wight Council’s Care Close to Home Strategy.

When you join #TeamIWC you'll receive our staff benefits package, including:

-  Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!

-  Local Government pension scheme

-  Discounted Solent ferry travel

-  Island bus network discount

-  Cycle to work scheme

-  Staff parking permit scheme

-  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

-  National and local discounts & benefits schemes


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council’s Terms & Conditions of employment are available upon request. Please contact our recruitment team via if you would like to receive a copy.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.

Closing Date: 21 April 2024