Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity



Job Description:

Novum Personnel are recruiting on behalf of a leading Youth Homelessness Charity for a highly motivated and committed individual to join their dedicated team working in Tees Valley.

You will deliver on the Youth Employment Initiative project funded by the European Social Fund through the Department for Work and Pensions which is managed by Hartlepool Borough Council. 

As a Youth Employment Initiative Officer, you will facilitate the processing and delivery of all programmes to provide intensive outcome-focused support to develop and increase work placements, apprenticeships, volunteer and traineeship opportunities for young people.  You will be responsible for providing a high quality, effective and responsive service for all disadvantaged learners. Your approach to work should demonstrate and reflect the charities values, as you will be responsible for building a range of supportive relationships with young people, especially those deemed vulnerable and  ‘hard to reach’. Integral to this role is the understanding that you will be responsible for managing risk, vulnerability and protective factors to safeguard and promote the welfare of young people. You will have the ability to create a rapport and build relationships with young people to promote their personal and social development and wellbeing.

You will have experience of monitoring and evaluating the progress of a young person to provide a comprehensive picture of a young person’s needs and learning journey, as well as previous multi-agency and partnership working. You will work, in line with statutory guidance where required, using a range of evidence informed interventions.

You will have knowledge and experience of working with people who have been unemployed along with the complex issues that are associated with this group. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the welfare benefits systems and the entitlements that relate to 16 – 29 year olds.

This is a challenging, exciting role where no two days will be the same. You will have achieved or be willing to work towards Certificate in Education and Training Level 4 (or equivalent) and a professional qualification in Information, Advice and Guidance or in a related field.  A relevant qualification will also be considered with experience of working with homeless young people, experience of delivering employment advice / youth work / advice and guidance services, such as, delivering group work sessions, accredited training programmes and planned activities.

You will have an appreciation of adolescent development, transitions, families and wider systems as well the importance of peer influence and environmental factors in which to establish the needs of an individual young person or groups of young people. You will have the ability to create a rapport and build relationships with young people to promote their personal and social development and wellbeing.

 A satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service check at enhanced level is required.


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.