We’re thrilled to now be a part of a consortium of seven south Wales based Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) which will be offering opportunities for participants aged over 25 that identify from a diverse background. The Get Into Housing Project will engage with 35 people who are long term unemployed or economically inactive, live in Cardiff, and have the right to work in the UK. This project, funded by the WCVA , is our next step in our commitment to greater diversity and inclusion, in line with our goals of making sure our team represent the communities we serve.
We will provide participants with experience, training, and access to employment opportunities with the long term goal of gaining meaningful careers within, and outside, the housing sector. There will be opportunities across all housing associations, with opportunities available in finance, customer services and housing, community regeneration, development, and more. Participants will be paid the Real Living Wage during their time with us.
This 12-month project begins in January 2022.
As part of this project, we’re soon looking to appoint specific roles to ensure its success. These roles are Senior Project Officer, Project Mentor and Finance Officer.
Natalie Hawkins, Social Investment Coordinator, said, “At CCHA we work hard to level the playing field, and are committed to ensuring equal opportunity for all. We are constantly reviewing the best way to attract and recruit new people from all backgrounds into the association and so we are delighted to be part of this consortium offering these opportunities to give unemployed people a future.
These participants will have on-the-job training and skills development which will give them the first break, that can be difficult to come by, particularly in these challenging times.”
If you would like to take part in the Get Into Housing Project, or are interested in the roles of Senior Project Officer, Project Mentor and Finance Officer, please email Sue at Susan.Anscombe@ccha.org.uk