Supported Employer Engagement Officer - Solihull Youth Employment Promise Project
37.0 Hours per Week
Fixed term contract until 31st December 2023 (Externally funded)
We have an excellent opportunity for an Engagement Officer to join the Solihull Youth Employment Promise - an employment initiative responsible for supporting young people into work or full time education/training. The project works with 15-29 years old young people with Special Education Needs/Mental Health that are not in employment, education or training (NEET) to help them move forward and achieve their goals.
Focusing on employer engagement, you will:
- Develop links and maintain effective working relationships with local businesses and employers to identify recruitment and skills related opportunities.
- To support employers to develop and implement new approaches and innovative ways of working to achieve positive opportunities for SEN/MH young people. This may include adapting work roles, work experience, volunteering and shadowing opportunities.
- Be responsible for your own caseload as well as supporting the day to day management of projects and contracts.
- Support a range of policies, strategies and activities to promote access to jobs and training for young people that are NEET, aged 15-29 and living in the Birmingham and Solihull area.
You will have:
- A degree or equivalent qualification or able to demonstrate significant and relevant work experience and training
- Experience of engaging and working with businesses and employers to recruit people with additional needs
- Experience of coaching and supporting young people with SEN/MH to help them achieve their goals
- Understand the barriers to employment and training for people with Mental Health issues, physical or learning difficulties and long term unemployment.
- Marketing and social media skills
- The ability to manage your own caseloads, projects and contracts.
In return, we offer you a role that is challenging but hugely rewarding as you are able to make a difference and improve the lives of young people across the Borough.
Working for Solihull means that we can also offer employees a great working environment, together with a range of agile and flexible working options, an extensive wellbeing offer as well as attractive staff discounts and benefits including a career average pension scheme.
To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Yvonne Platts, Employment & Skills Lead Officer on 0121 704 8582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews will take place week commencing 15th March 2021 using a secure video conferencing platform
Please note we do not accept CVs.
The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required .
This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: DBS standard .
Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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