Hastings, East Sussex
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Role: Senior Employment Advisor
Hours: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term to 30th June 2022
Salary: £26,000
Operational Area: Sussex & Surrey
Location: Hastings / Rother

Role Description:

The Senior Employment Advisor provides the vital link between workless residents and the work and training opportunities available to them through Groundwork South’s Greener Futures Employment, Skills and Training programme. They support, coach and mentor Employment Advisors and teams, whilst providing support to the Programme Manager in the delivery of the Employment and Skills Contracts, and the management of the staff and teams that deliver against these. Groundwork’s employment programmes work with 16-18 year olds as well as adults.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Employment Adviser to lead, coach and mentor Employment Advisors and Teams on delivery of employment contracts including client engagement and working with them to achieve their training access to training, education and sustainable jobs.

The successful candidate will have a level 3 or 4 NVQ qualification in Information, Advice and Guidance, or equivalent experience.  A PTLLS or DTLLS qualification in teaching to adults is also desirable. They will have a successful track record in leading and managing a team delivering outreach information and guidance. They will have the ability to manage accurate records including client development data and logs and the completion of funders’ and awarding bodies’ paperwork.

Main Duties:

  • Lead, coach and mentor Employment Advisors and Teams on delivery of employment contracts including client engagement and working with them to achieve their training access to training, education and sustainable jobs.
  • Support the management and administration of data and records relating to the delivery of the agreed outcomes of the employment programmes.
  • Work with and encourage workless individuals who may face multiple barriers to their engagement in work or who lack motivation to develop their confidence and belief in the benefits of a working life, and in further education and training.
  • Assist individuals to gain entry into employment or training by delivering Groundwork South’s employment contracts and training programmes.

In return we offer:

  • 25 days per annum plus English Bank Holidays
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Scope to continuing development of your professional skills

Groundwork South is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable groups.  In line with our Safer Recruitment & Selection Policy and Procedure, successful applicants are subject to references and an enhanced with barred lists disclosure check.

Closing Date: Sunday 16th August 2020
Interview dates: TBC


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply' button to be directed to our site. There you can download the application pack.

They are committed to transforming people’s lives and places through social, economic, and environmental action. In terms of development and delivery of these projects they work across three business themes, Parks & Open Spaces, Youth & Employment and Greener Living & Working.

They are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. To demonstrate their commitment, they have been awarded the Disability Confident Scheme Symbol, which is awarded by the Employment Service. They guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the post. If you consider yourself to have a disability and would like to apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme please complete the Guaranteed Interview Scheme form (at the top of their current vacancies page) and submit this with your application. They shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout their workforce and in service delivery.

This is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. They welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age. A copy of their Equality and Diversity policy may also be made available to candidates on request.

CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response.

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Refreshed on: 01 August 2020
Closing date: 16 August 2020
Job ref: 155796_GS
Tags: Advice, Information, Vocational/Services
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