Schools Employability Officer
37.0 Hours per Week (Part Time Considered)
Fixed Term Contract until 31st September 2023
We are looking for a Schools Employability Officer to join our Employment & Skills Team to support students in years 11, 12 and 13 to continue in education or successfully move into employment or training.
- Engage with students, teachers and support staff in Solihull schools and colleges to proactively increase rates of employment, education and training amongst young people.
- Support those in vulnerable groups such as care leavers, students in PRUs and those with a Learning Disability and Mental Health conditions to identify and help remove any barriers to education and employment.
- Provide 1:1 and small group sessions to raise aspirations and build self-confidence
- Plan bespoke workshops and develop resources on topics such as apprenticeships, preparing a personal statement and interview techniques targeted at specific student groups.
- Adapt to changing circumstances e.g. delivering virtual workshops and webinars
- Keep up to date with changes in legislation, government programmes and labour market trends that relate to employment, education or training.
You will have:
A Level 4 NVQ or above in Information, Advice and Guidance, Mentoring & Coaching and / or significant practical experience
Experience of engaging with young people to provide appropriate advice and information about their future career and employment options
Knowledge of the local labour market and employment and training initiatives
Experience of preparing and delivering engaging workshops to young people
In return you will play a key role in changing the lives of young people by helping them to secure employment, apprenticeships or training. You will be working in a small friendly team, with the opportunity to work flexibly.
We also offer:
Opportunities for training and development
Flexible working, including flexi leave up to 24 days per year and agile working arrangements
The opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional leave per year
Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
This post is funded through the European Social Fund.
To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please email Leeanne Parker on Leeanne.firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a phone call.
In view of the current social distancing and infection measures currently in place, Solihull Council are keeping its recruitment processes and approach to face to face interviewing under constant review. There may be various alternative options available including video interviews, however, this will be taken under advisement. Candidates who are selected for interview will be informed and advised accordingly.
Interviews will be held w/c 22nd March 2021. In view of the current COVID-19 restrictions, Solihull Council are keeping its recruitment processes and approach to face to face interviewing under constant review. There may be various alternative options available including video interviews and candidates who are selected for interview will be informed and advised accordingly.
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 Enhanced Children .
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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