Ashley Community Housing
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Engagement and Outreach Officer

Do you have outstanding communication skills and an understanding of employer engagement and/or outreach work? Want to support the success of exceptional services that are empowering people to gain skills and achieve their goals? If so, read on.

About Us

ACH (Ashley Community Housing) is a social enterprise that provides a range of integration and support services for refugees. During the past ten years, we’ve grown from a small-scale housing organisation to a leading provider of integration, employment and housing services for refugees and newly arrived communities in the UK.

Through our training subsidiary, Himilo Training, we are successfully expanding our services to deliver training, development and employment opportunities to the broader communities in which we operate.

We’re currently looking for an Engagement Officer to join the Himilo Training team on a full-time basis.

The Benefits

- Competitive salary
- Free parking
- Paid company sick leave
- Company pension after probation period
- 20 days’ holiday + Bank Holidays

This is a brilliant opportunity to make a positive difference in an exciting role that you can fit around your existing responsibilities.

Once you join us, you’ll discover a welcoming and forward-thinking environment where staff are passionate about their work and support each other to achieve objectives. 

You will have the chance to play an important role in increasing awareness and involvement in programmes that are removing barriers and giving people life-changing opportunities.

The Role 

As an Engagement and Outreach Officer, you’ll increase community support and involvement in our training courses. 

In this important role, you will build relationships with local employers, promote our services and advise them on how they can get involved and offer placements and job opportunities for our learners. 

Additionally, you will: 

- Carry out community engagement activities to identify potential learners  
- Help to assess learners and match them to appropriate placements 
- Organise and attend placement visits 
- Help to monitor the progress of employer placements
- Attend careers events to promote our programmes

About You

To join us as an Engagement and Outreach Officer, you’ll need: 

- A good understanding of employer engagement and/or outreach work 
- Proficiency in MS Office 
- Excellent communication skills 
- At a minimum, five GCSEs (or equivalent), including Maths, English and IT at Level 2 or above
- A full driving licence and access to a vehicle (to visit employers) 

Knowledge of adult education, including employability and apprenticeships would be beneficial to your application. An IAG qualification at level 4 would also be desirable. 

Other organisations may call this role Employment Engagement Officer, Adult Education Advisor, Education Programme Co-ordinator, Employer Engagement Co-ordinator, Outreach Officer, or Community Engagement Officer. 

Webrecruit, ACH (Ashley Community Housing) and Himilo Training are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as an Engagement and Outreach Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Refreshed on: 14 August 2020
Closed date: 04 September 2020
Job ref: HKWSN0409/PK-RD
Tags: Advocacy