We’re Abri, a housing association based in the south of England. One of the largest in fact. We've got 35,000 homes and 1,500 colleagues. And if all our 80,000 residents lived in the same place, we’d have a town roughly the size of Guildford.
We’re a passionate bunch. We think we can make a real difference. Homelessness, poverty, inequality, a lack of affordable housing. They’re all linked. They’re issues that affect so many, young and old alike. And we don’t think that’s right. We want to give people the chance to dream big and be who they want to be. Homes are at the heart of everybody’s lives. And we exist to help make good homes, and good lives a reality for everyone.
We’ve all got different backgrounds, strengths and experiences. But we share the same values. It’s these shared values that bring us together as one team.
Our colleagues embrace these every day. Be the difference to our customers and colleagues, always curious and look for better solutions, achieve together by working in partnership with others, own it openly through working with others in an open and honest way, and finally embrace possibility and see changes and challenges as welcomed opportunities.
If you share our values and want to make a real difference in the world, you’re on to a winner and we’d love to hear from you!
Your new role
We’re excited to be looking for a new Business Administration Apprentice to join our busy Central Support Services team within Homecare to make sure our customers continue to receive a service second to none – and we need you!
As a Business Administration Apprentice, you will learn about and provide a full, effective, and efficient administration service to support Homecare including responsive repairs, gas contract works, voids, cyclical, grounds maintenance, planned maintenance and work schedulers, helping to provide the best possible services to our customers. You will also attend college and complete all your coursework on time and to a high standard.
Remember, we don’t just want to do things the way they’ve always been done, we want do things even better!
This is a busy role so enthusiasm, a can-do attitude and a genuine passion for always wanting to go the extra mile and get things right first time will be essential.
Some of the administration duties you will undertake are
- Timesheets and overtime records
- Organising starter/leavers requirements
- Provide meeting support across Home Care where needed including tool box talks.
- Support trades to complete all necessary mandatory training and help organise ad hoc/specialist training needs.
You’ll be customer focused, a team player with an eye for detail and flexibility to meet team priorities, You’ll be IT literate with good communication skills and able to manage conflicting priorities with a high level of accuracy.
Does this sound like the opportunity you’ve been looking for? Then we’d love to hear from you!
What you can expect from us
We want our colleagues at all levels to be bold, inspiring and not afraid to speak up and be their authentic selves.
Your wellbeing is really important to us, so you can expect a competitive reward package to ensure you and your family are supported at work and at home. You’ll receive 28 days of annual leave a year (pro-rata for our part time colleagues) with Bank Holidays on top as well as being entitled to our generous pension scheme.
We’ll work with you to help you reach your goals through personal development plans and our in-house People Development team.
Depending on your role you may need to work a set shift pattern, or you may have greater flexibility to choose when and where you work. Either way, we strive to ensure all colleagues have a degree of flexibility to attend life’s important events.
Abri is committed to promoting an inclusive culture. We want our colleagues to bring their individual differences, life experiences and knowledge into the workplace and we welcome their contribution to our amazing company. Everyone is different, everyone is unique.
Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams.
To our agency friends
We already have a number of carefully selected agency partners who know our business well and who support our in-house recruitment team during exceptionally busy periods. We’re not looking to add to our preferred supplier list right now but if you’d like to be considered at a future date please don’t hesitate to register on our procurement portal.