Novum Personnel are recruiting on behalf of one of the leading charities for homeless young people.
We are looking for a Jobs & Education Advisors to deliver employability programmes and contracts as requested by management. The post holder will manage a caseload across regions to provide: employment support to young people and/or unemployed clients, safe, quality outreach services by increasing appropriate referrals and supporting the retention of learners on internal programmes. To ensure the maximum number of learners achieve an EET status and or qualification post programme. This role involves database management, face to face and telephone liaison at all levels, maintaining partnerships with all relevant external agencies and is responsible for outreach across the Northern regions. This role will be based in Barnsley and Sunderland.
The successful candidate would ideally hold an NVQ 3 or other professional qualification in Information, Advice and Guidance or in a related field and with a strong knowledge of working in compliance with safer working guidance and legislation. You will have strong written and verbal communication skills, and the IT skills necessary to undertake all administrative and reporting requirements. You will possess literacy and numeracy skills sufficient to support people around clerical matters. You will be able to positively engage and understand the educational and employment needs of disadvantaged people through past appointments.
You will have strong knowledge and understanding of the importance of working in an equal opportunity and anti-oppressive framework and a willingness to put this in to practice.
What we offer in return...
In return for your efforts you’ll receive a competitive salary, excellent training and development, and a host of staff benefits including:
- 25 days of annual leave per year, rising by one day per year to a maximum of 27 days
- Excellent training package to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to build a new career
- Employer pension contributions of 4%
- Clear career progressions, linked to portfolio work, that enables movement up the pay scale
- Access to Cycle 2 Work loan scheme
- An interest-free travel loan
They seek to challenge discrimination and are committed to fairness and equality. They welcome applications from anyone with direct experience of being homeless or using young people's services.
Permanent, Full Time
- Industry Sector Public Sector & Services