Thames Reach Traineeship

The Thames Reach traineeship programme 2020 is open for applications

Thames Reach Traineeship

Ref:   TR-TS0120
Salary: £20,573 pa + 6.5% contributory pension
Hours: 37.5 per week incl shifts
Location:  London wide – Boroughs with vacancies include Brent, Croydon, Greenwich and Lambeth.
Contract Type: 12 months fixed term contract, starting 4th May 2020
Closing Date:  Wednesday 26th February 2020

Interview Date: 7th – 13th March 2020

Are you looking for an opportunity to start a career in the homeless sector? We are searching for motivated and committed people to join our structured 12 month traineeship scheme.

Thames Reach is a London based charity helping homeless and vulnerable people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Our vision is to end street homelessness and our aim is to achieve the highest standards and effectiveness in service delivery to vulnerable people. Each member of the Thames Reach team plays a vital role in contributing and shaping the vision of ending rough sleeping and promoting improvement in people’s lives, and by joining us you can do the same.

On the Traineeship programme, you will experience a challenging yet rewarding high quality on-the-job training and the opportunity to develop the skills needed for a career in our front-line services. We also are looking to offer the same rewarding opportunities on our Apprenticeship scheme to come later in the year.

To succeed, you will need commitment, resilience, empathy towards homeless people and good basic admin and IT skills. Your programme will consist of two six-month placements at a Thames Reach Project one of which will be hostel based.

You will be required to work full time on a rota basis which involves working shifts, including evenings and weekends.

Thames Reach cannot guarantee location of placements for successful intakes.

Thames Reach is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect and celebrate diversity. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history of homelessness, sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin or religious belief.

You can read an interview with one of our previous trainees who is now in a managerial position at Thames Reach here.

To apply please download the application pack and return to

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

For further information drop in sessions will be held on  3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th and 14th February 2020 – Please email: to book a slot

Applicants who have experienced homelessness are especially encouraged to apply.                                                                               

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Application Form – Trainee

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