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Employability Officer

Vacancy Details

Location:
Newcastle
Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£23,188 pa
Posted:
11/07/2024
Job Reference No:

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WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU?

  • An opportunity to work for a well-known charity in the knowledge that you are able to give back to the local community and help others.
  • Monday to Friday working
  • Salary of £23,188
  • Permanent contract

THE BUSINESS

Westray Recruitment Group is delighted to be supporting Building Futures East, a charity that supports people living in some of the most disadvantaged communities in Newcastle Upon Tyne. They take a “people and place” based approach to their work, improving the quality of life and opportunity for individuals, whilst supporting fragile communities in building their social and economic resilience

THE ROLE

  • Engage with appropriate target groups and provide high quality support, guidance and mentoring to individuals by working with them to drive transformational lifestyle changes
  • Manage a caseload and maintain regular contact with all clients, ensuring that the support journey is adequately recorded in a transparent, detailed and auditable manner as defined by project funding requirements. This will include the ability to obtain and record satisfactory evidence of eligibility onto the project and subsequent exit outcomes
  • Engage with local employers to connect participants with appropriate employment support and job opportunities throughout the project. This will include arranging masterclasses, work placements and support for participants with navigating the interview process
  • Liaise effectively with external agencies in order to maximise benefit for participants on project via cross referral and collaborative working
  • Promote the project externally to potential community sources of referral and to maximise engagement with those most disadvantaged and marginalised
  • To adhere to Building Futures East policies for assessing, recording and reporting on learner achievement, using this information to inform management as required of progress and anticipated achievement
  • To adhere to Building Futures East policies for assessing, recording and reporting on participant achievement, using this information to inform management as required of progress
  • To contribute to the delivery of high-quality support services, ensuring performance outcomes are compliant with funding and organisational requirements
  • To attend team and wider staff meetings, contributing as required
  • To maintain satisfactory CPD records and undertake training as appropriate as agreed with Line Manager
  • To promote and implement Building Futures East equality principles in all aspects of employment and service delivery in line company procedures, ethos and values.
  • Adhere to health, safety and safeguarding principles, raising concerns as appropriate in conjunction with your role
  • This job description is a guide to the principal responsibilities of the role and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties. Therefore, it will always be subject to review in light of changes to the role and the work of the Company

THE PERSON

To be considered for this role you must:

  • Have a satisfactory outcome to an enhanced DBS check
  • Have proven experience in a co-ordinator role
  • Have demonstrable knowledge of working with partnerships and engaging stakeholders from across all sectors
  • Experience of working within an outreach community
  • Have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Be able to deal with publicity across a range of platforms
  • Have experience in planning and delivering events
  • Be appropriately experienced or with a relevant qualification
  • Have an appreciation of the challenges and considerations required for working within community development
  • Be highly competent in using all IT packages and social media outlets
  • Have some knowledge of funding and social finance initiatives
  • Demonstrate a strong alliance between your own personal values and those of Building Futures East
  • Have the ability to build professional relationships with a wide range of contacts across all levels and sectors
  • Be able to plan and manage your own workload in order to meet agreed timeframes
  • Know how to use your own initiative and respond to emergent challenges appropriately
  • Be highly flexible, adaptive and supportive of your colleagues
  • Willing to undertake further training and / or qualifications as required

TO APPLY

Please send your updated CV to Ashleigh Wright

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