Job Title Small Repairs Apprentice
Salary and Grade £11,934 per annum (pro-rata part-time) in Year 1,
£14,238 post successful 6mth probation (pro-rata part-time).
£18,258 per annum (pro-rata part-time) in Year 2
Contract 2 years Fixed Term from Jan 2023
Hours per week 37 hours
Location Around Oxford City in clients homes/occasional visits to City Centre Office for meetings
Are you looking for an exciting Apprenticeship that will enable you to make a difference to others whilst also enabling you to develop transferable skills, knowledge and behaviours? If YES then Oxford City Council has a great opportunity for you to join their Home Improvement Agency (HIA) team as a Small Repairs Apprentice.
This is a newly created position, providing excellent development and career opportunities to join as an apprentice and be mentored by our Small Repairs Technician that has a wealth of experience to support your on-going development.
Oxford City Council runs a Home Improvement Agency (HIA) and Small Repairs Service that is dedicated to supporting older, disabled and vulnerable people to live in safety and with dignity in their own homes. As part of the Apprentice scheme you will be offered a day release training programme with Abingdon and Witney College along with on-the-job training opportunities.
We are looking for someone who is, adaptable in their approach and who is keen to develop their skills, with the ability to take personal responsibility and grow to working independently. You will need to undertake a combination of structured academic and in-house training to successfully obtain a sound working knowledge of the Small Repairs Technician duties. Additionally you will shadow and be mentored by our Small Repairs Technician in developing to;
• Provide Oxford City Council’s HIA older, disabled and vulnerable clients with a professional, flexible and safe standard of small repairs service.
• Carry out small routine domestic maintenance repairs and safety work including leading to plumbing and carpentry refurbishment work and carrying out minor adaptations such as preparing small ramps, paths and installing handrails.
• Support people home from hospital by installing key safes, moving furniture and carrying out minor repairs.
• Carry out Home Safety & Security checks, determining the costs of any repair work necessary and carry out works as requested.
• Carry out small building related works in conjunction with other Regulatory Services & Community Safety Areas, e.g. Private Sector Safety Team, if requested
If you are interested in finding out more and are:
• Enthusiastic about learning new skills
• Adaptable and a team player
• Keen to contribute to the success of the team and service
• Want to make a difference to supporting others
Then continue below and find out more on how you can apply.
Candidates must be available for a pre- selection assessment by the collage. Candidates must also be able to start by 1st January 2023 to enable them to be enrolled on the January intake of the College course.
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015. We are accredited with the Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark which helps us to ensure that the customer is always placed at the heart of everything we do.
With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.
We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.
How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.
Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk
If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.
Closing Date: 8th October 2022 Late applications will not be processed
Interview Date(s): TBC
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Becky Walker on 01865 529192 or email email@example.com
Important addition to the above criteria:
As part of our recruitment process Oxford City Council collects and process personal data relating to job applicants. For some roles we may share information with external partners or specialists involved in the recruitment process. This applies to our Apprentice roles where Apprenticeship Providers (Collages & Universities) are required to carry out eligibility and assessment checks for enrolment purposes. Where required these checks form part of the selection criteria set out above and no formal offer will be made until successful passing of the chosen College Apprenticeship qualification eligibility checks.
Please read our recruitment privacy notice before submitting your application
We are an equal opportunity employer:
We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.