C&S Project Assistant

Job Reference : NRD-CAS-009621
Location : Cambridge - CB1 3NG
Closing Date : 27/09/2018
Salary : £17,063
Employment Type : Permanent
Department : Care and Support
Hours Per week : 37.5

Riverside are looking to recruit a Project Assistant at the Cambridge Youth Foyer in Cambridge working 37.5 hours per week on shift rota basis.

The Cambridge youth foyer provides accomodation and 24 hour support for 16 to 25 year olds who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who want to engage in education, training or employment and become independent.

As a project assistant, you will be responsible for providing administration support to our teams as well as supporting our clients to make their own life choices and to access the services they need. You will provide a first class administration service, maintaining accurate records and acting as the first point of contact for clients by telephone and in person. You will engage with them to offer housing-related support, responding to; and escalating queries as necessary, including working with tenancy agreements and collecting rents and charges.

Ideally, you’ll already have experience of working with vulnerable clients in a housing/social care setting. If not, you will be given on the job training but will certainly have the empathy, interpersonal skills and sensitivity to appreciate how everyday housing issues impact on quality of life. You will also have excellent communication and customer service skills and the organisational skills required to deal with a range of administrative issues.

In return for your hard work we will give you 25 days holiday and access to our pension scheme. We also invest in our employees and want you to develop within the organisation, offering ongoing training and development opportunities.

If you're thinking of joining us, we'd love to hear from you. We encourage applicants from all sections of the community so that we can truly reflect the neighbourhoods in which we work.

Riverside is one of the most innovative and progressive housing and regeneration organisations and we are proud to be improving quality of life for tens of thousands of families and individuals across the UK.

In return we will give you 25 days holiday (pro-rated) and access to our pension scheme.  We also invest in our employees and want you to develop within the organisation and offer training and development opportunities.


We also offer:
• Tax free bikes
• Car loan for scheme
• Eye tests, glasses and lenses
• Life assurance
• Home contents insurance
• Childcare vouchers
• Reward gateway – fantastic high street and online savings

If you’re thinking of joining us, we’d love to hear from you.

We encourage applicants from all sections sectors of the community so that we can truly reflect the neighbourhoods in which we work.