Abingdon, Oxfordshire
£28,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Oxford Wood Recycling (OWR) works with some of the most disadvantaged members of our community who see employment as an integral part of developing their potential but face barriers to accessing work. Over the past few months we’ve carried out a thorough review of our employability service with the ambition of re-designing a service that plays to our strengths as a supportive workplace whilst delivering an excellent service for work placement participants, resulting in social impact for our community. We believe the secret lies in the careful matching of individuals and their work aspirations with the available activities and direct and indirect support network within OWR at a given time.


The Employment Support Worker at OWR will use their skills and professional experience to recruit for work placements and, using some existing assets, to design, manage and evaluate bespoke programmes for those individuals. We envisage working with 5 placements during any given week on programmes of approximately 12 weeks.   


We would love to meet you if you are a resourceful, enthusiastic, motivated person who is experienced and passionate in supporting individuals to realise their potential. You will have the skills of working in coaching, mentoring or employment/recruitment with people of working age facing significant barriers to employment, perhaps in the form of Supported Employment schemes or Intensive Personalised Employment Support (IPES). You will be familiar with current government work programmes and have a basic understanding of benefits such as Universal Credit, Access to Work and work allowances. 


The role is fixed term for 24 months, with further investment funding and contracting to be sought by Trustees and a determination by the Board of Trustees to make the Employment Support function permanent at OWR.  


Application deadline 5pm Wednesday 21st  April 2021.


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Oxford Wood Recycling

Oxford Wood Recycling(OWR) is an environmental social enterprise with a strong social ethic. We've tasked ourselves with greening our envir... Read more

Refreshed on: 10 April 2021
Closed date: 21 April 2021
Job ref: CJ29
Tags: Training, Support Worker

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