Wakefield District


Up to 30 hours - 12 month contract



Are you a WDH tenant looking for an opportunity to gain employment and learn valuable new skills?

We have a number of placements which may be suitable!

Environment Assistants - Fencing Scheme

The main work is environmental improvements such as installing different types of fencing in WDH estates, creating a defendable secure boundary, giving our tenants peace of mind. Work also includes the renewing of footpaths, relaying paving stones and flags, concreting and tarmacking. Other duties such as jet washing and painting could also be required.

Environment Assistants – Caretaking/Cleaning

These placements support our caretaking teams to maintain and clean the communal areas on our estates as well as some of our office facilities.

Business Support Assistants

These placements are clerical /administration roles and are offered throughout many different departments at WDH. You would gain knowledge and understanding of customer services and develop your communication skills.

What we're looking for:

To join the Training for Employment Programme, we’re looking for someone who:

  • has a desire and commitment for supported self-development;
  • takes a proactive approach to the health and safety and welfare of self, colleagues and the public;
  • fully engages in a range of training modules which comprise of practical skills, the safe use of tools and equipment and WDH mandatory Health and Safety training and eLearning;
  • carry out any other duties and prepared to work with other WDH teams and sections of the business as required; and
  • has the ability can carry out any other appropriate task as instructed by the site management team.

For more details on what we’re looking for in these roles, download the job descriptions within the related documents section.

WDH is accredited by Investors in People, which means we recognise that our employees are our most valuable asset. As an employer WDH can offer you a great set of benefits which includes:

  • 26 days holiday (rising to 31 over 5 years service) and statutory bank holidays;
  • an extra day off on your birthday;
  • generous employer pension contribution;
  • happy to talk flexible working, including options for reduced hours, compressed hours or other flexible working patterns;
  • a wide range of personal development opportunities;
  • a fantastic health and wellbeing package;
  • one day to take part in our Volunteering Scheme; and
  • "cycle to work" scheme and discounted shopping platform.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all.

How to apply

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Atkinson, Support Officer - Social Investment, on 01977 788825.