Reporting to: Employability Programme Supervisor Manchester
Location: Manchester. Office based with travel across the region and occasional national travel.
Hours: Part time at 60% (structure of working week can be discussed. Mondays, Thursdays mandatory). Some evening and weekend work required. Further hours may be available based on funding.
MORE ABOUT THIS ROLE
This is a unique role at an exciting and pivotal time of growth for The Sophie Hayes Foundation based in our newest location.
The successful candidate will work with our Manchester team to manage and deliver 1-to-1 and group employability support service by coaching survivors of trafficking to: grow in confidence, develop employability skills and to access vocational placement opportunities such as training, education, work experience and volunteering.
This is a role designed for someone who is people focused, has an eye to detail and is: encouraging, insightful, creative, organised and willing to tailor 1-to-1 sessions, to adapt to the changing lives of those you are supporting. Have perseverance, a high level of flexibility and emotional intelligence. You will be quick to listen, understand and lead women forward as they navigate a challenging transition in their lives. You will have initiative with an ability to adapt ideas into action, alongside strong partnership skills as you build relationships with referral partners across businesses, social enterprises and colleges across London and the South East.
MINMUM OF 3- 5 YEARS EXPERIENCE
- Required employability experienced in employability, helping people access work, training and education, and understanding the commercial workplace.
- Experience of helping people develop CVs, interview skills and career plans.
- Experience of either teaching, coaching, training or support work: Bringing out the best in those around you. Curious, insightful and committed to the growth of everyone you work with.
- Forming partnerships: Creating and building alignment with partners over a shared agenda. Experience in influencing others for a common goal and managing complex stakeholder relationships.
- Support work: Supporting vulnerable individuals on a 1-to-1 basis to overcome challenges, advocating for them, following up and breaking down barriers to progress.
- Employability Support Work – Deliver group and 1-to-1 support to survivors of trafficking, with a focus on identifying strengths, purpose and career plans, in a manner and approach consistent with our Employability Programme (focus on identity, hope and empowerment).
- Provide insight and input into all aspects of the Employability Programme.
- Identifying and matching individuals on volunteer placements, training or work shadowing opportunities
- Working in collaboration with NGO partner case workers to support the activation of longer-term training plans in a suitable location for the individual.
Partnership Creation and Management
- Build and maintain relationships with employability and training partners across Manchester and the North in partnership with our Manchester team (and elsewhere in the UK as defined through the programme delivery).
- Identify suitable placement or training experiences that will further the career path for participant survivors. Continue to review the success of placement providers, resolving any issues as they emerge and working to continually enhance the experience and outcomes for all parties involved.
- Create and maintain training partnerships available for Employability Programme graduates across Manchester & the North
- Ensure ALL compliance with our safeguarding principles, policies and procedures
- Work closely with the Manchester Employability Workshop Coordinator to ensure growth and develoment of all programme participants.
Monitoring, Reporting, Evaluation
- Ensure delivery of funder KPI’s and terms of grant related to the support work component of the programme.
- Collate qualitative and quantitative data and stories for use in ongoing funding reports and future funding bids
- Support monthly trustee reporting and annual report requirements as required
- Continually enhance and improve the support service based on a formal process of review and implementation
Supporting the wider organisation
- Delivering regular and effective communications for the wider team regarding the overall programme and employability support work progress.
- All other duties as assigned.
The people that we work with come from all over the world and have a wide variety of beliefs, experiences, backgrounds. We are committed to sharing and reflecting this rich diversity amongst our staff, volunteers and trustees and would strongly encourage applicants from minority and under-represented groups
Please note: We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
However, this post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 20
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