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Graduate Housing Officer

Posted 14 days ago

  • Lancaster, Lancashire
  • Any
  • External
  • Expired - 2 months ago

At Places for People, we hire People, not numbers! So, if you like the sound of one of our jobs, please apply - you could be just who we're looking for! Of course, experience and track record are important, but we're more interested in hiring someone that embodies our People Promises. That's someone that does the right thing, is enthusiastic and motivated to grow, believes in Community spirit, is respectful and enjoys their work. As the UK's leading Social Enterprise, we don't discriminate based on any protected attribute. In fact, we're dedicated to creating inclusive and thriving Communities for both our Customers and Employees.    

So, what are you waiting for? Join a community that cares about you! 

More about your role  

We are excited to recruit a Graduate Housing Officer as part of our 2024 Graduate Programme, internally known as our Emerging Talent programme.  

As a Graduate Housing Officer, you'll support with providing a five-star services to our customers across both our owned and managed properties. The two-year programme will support you to develop the core skills, behaviours and technical ability to develop into a successful Housing professional, with transferable skills across the wider Housing team.  

This role is a hybrid role with the expectation that you would be in the office 1 – 2 days a week. You will be based at one of our local offices therefore it is important that you are within a commutable and are willing to travel. We have roles available in Edinburgh, Derby, Newcastle, Preston, and Bristol

You'll work closely with the wider communities team and get involved with various aspects of our homes plus teams projects to ensure the needs of our customers are being met.  

The start date for this role is September 2024 which will include a week long induction from our Leeds Office which will include introductions to the Executive Team, a tour of Places for People housing stock & social opportunities for you to meet the rest of the 2024 Emerging Talent cohort.  

For more information, please download our job profile available on our website.   

More about you  

You will be educated to a graduate level with a degree within a related specialism such as housing, real estate or a degree with a link to social services or working with vulnerable people.  

You'll have an enthusiasm for what you do and want to develop a career within the Housing sector. 

You will be a real people person and thrive from keeping our customers at the heart of each decision you make. You will be a strong communicator and will always take a pro- active approach to problem solving.  

We love hearing from anyone who is passionate about Thriving Communities and wants to make a difference!  Not sure you meet all the requirements of the role? Let us decide.  

We strongly encourage applications from the widest cross section of our communities as possible. 


You will be provided with opportunity to develop a wide range of skills, business insight and sector specific knowledge.   You'll learn a lot and quickly, you'll get exposure to some of our senior leaders. You'll be encouraged and empowered to flourish and thrive within a nurturing environment. Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that's why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse ad pioneering environment.  

We are a large diverse and ambitious business, which will give you all the challenge you could wish for.   

We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package with each role, yours will include:   

  • Competitive salary, with a salary review yearly    

  • Excellent holiday package – up to 35 days annual leave with the option to buy or sell leave   

  • Cashback plan for healthcare costs – up to £500 saving per year   

  • A bonus scheme for all colleagues at 2%   


What's next?

Hopefully what you've read here has got you excited and wanting to apply. The first step of the application process should take around 20 minutes. You'll be asked to complete your personal details, academic history and provide us some additional supporting information about you. Don't worry you should know all of the answers. The next part of the application form is asking you to complete a few additional questions, these will ask you to consider your reason for applying, what you want out of the Emerging Talent programme and how you connect with our people promises. Take your time over these, your answers will be shared and may lead to additional questions throughout the application process.

Finally, you'll be asked to upload a CV, this should include an overview of your work history so far, don't forget to include any volunteering you've done. You will need to make sure this includes all of your academic achievements, from GCSE to your most recent qualifications.

Once we've been able to review your application and CV, successful candidates will be sent invites to complete a video interview.   This gives you the opportunity to give us more information and offer insight into the person behind the CV.

If you are a recruitment agency please note we operate a PSL and do not take cold calls 

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