Guildford, Surrey
£24,250 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for individuals who will assess & develop clients’ employment potential, assisting them into meaningful employment alongside working with employers to facilitate this process through appropriate means. This is a new 3 year project funded by the National Lotto Community Fund and the role will start on Monday 4th May 2021. 

Main duties & responsibilities

  1. Working in conjunction with the Client Services team help identify clients who are ready to access employment.
  2. Where necessary complete Recovery Star reviews with individual clients.
  3. Prepare clients for employment by supporting the development of a CV, compiling Job Applications, undertaking interview practice, arranging, and assisting at interviews as and when required. Plus, all other elements as may be undertaken by a “Job Club”.
  4. Identify potential employment opportunities by working with local employers, other VCFS agencies, Jobcentre Plus and commercial employment agencies.  
  5. Support clients with Welfare Benefit queries that may arise during the transition to employment.
  6. Complete regular reports for both internal departments and external organisations.
  7. Liaise internally with all Oakleaf departments & externally with other support agencies, Key Workers etc. where appropriate.
  8. Maintain databases, detailing all communication/actions relating to clients, practitioners & advisors with accuracy & in a timely manner.
  9. Contribute to the compiling of related departmental KPI’s through the collection of relevant data.
  10. Compile success stories and case studies.
  11. Contribute to the posting of relevant material on the organisation’s website and social media platforms.

Promotion & Marketing

  1. Promote Oakleaf’s services to other organisations & providers, developing & maintaining relationships to aid referrals & promotion. 
  2. Attend events, meetings, conferences & networking opportunities as required to ensure Oakleaf’s continued presence in the local community.


  1. Ensure maintenance of a safe and efficient working environment in accordance with current Health & Safety legislation including the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, COSHH Regulations, Environmental Health & EC Directives.
  2. Perform any other reasonable duties as may be requested by the Chief Executive.


This job description is an indicator of general areas of responsibility & will be amended in accordance with the changing needs of the organisation in consultation with the post holder.

Refreshed on: 01 March 2021
Closed date: 15 March 2021
Job ref: Employment Advisor
Tags: Human Resources, Social Care/Development