Employment Advisor (2 Posts) - Ref: EE27518

Walsall Borough
£25,212 - £29,614 per annum
19 Dec 2018
13 Jan 2019
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Employment Advisors (2 Posts)

  • Grade: 7 (£25,212 - £29,614) 
  • Closing Date: Friday 11th January 2019 
  • Interview Date: w/c Monday 21st January 2019
  • The positions are two year fixed-term contracts.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals to help deliver on the award winning Walsall Works programme and our ESF-funded Black Country Impact programme targeted to support unemployed residents aged between 16 and 29.  

The advisors will be responsible for providing an efficient, professional and client-focused employability service based from a range of co-location premises, including working from Job Centre offices, libraries and community venues in order to add value to existing provision and service delivery.

This role involves managing a challenging caseload of participants from diverse backgrounds and helping them to move into education, employment or training. This includes addressing complex needs, reducing barriers and identifying a range of interventions alongside delivering a high quality information, advice and guidance service to help them to become work ready.

With highly developed communication and inter-personal skills, you will work closely with colleagues across the Council and with external partner organisations to identify and engage with residents furthest from the jobs market.

A qualification and background in welfare-to-work, IAG or housing is essential with a sound understanding of the key economic and social factors affecting local unemployed residents.

For an informal discussion please contact Jane Kaur-Gill, Employment & Skills Manager on 01922 654352 or Matthew Allmark on 01922 654330

This project is receiving up to £34 million of funding made up of £17 million European Social Fund and £17 million Youth Employment Initiative, plus match funding of up to £8 million from the Big Lottery Fund and funding from partners.

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.  The postholder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

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