06 July 2017


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Community Employment Advisor (Works Better)

 Location: Halifax

Salary: £21,542 –  £24,432 pa

Benefits: 27 days holiday +8 bank holidays, contributory pension scheme,  health care package

Closing Date: 24th July 2017

Interview dates: week commencing 31st July 2017

Full time: 37 hours per week


The role

Newground has been delivering social change within communities in the north of England for around 30 years.  Newground has been delivering social change within communities in the north of England for around 30 years.  We are the lead delivery partner for the Works Better European funded programme in Calderdale and are looking to add a new role to our recently established team in Calderdale.

This role is ideal for someone with a passion to make a difference to people’s lives. We are looking for a candidate with the enthusiasm to work with people seeking employment, helping them to identify and address any barriers to them getting a job.  The work will involve a caseload of clients working as part of a dedicated team within Newground with support from a range of other agencies

Experience of working with individuals and families facing multiple issues is essential as is an understanding of partnership working with a range of agencies working together to support individual clients.

The role requires a full driving licence and access to a vehicle insured for business use and appointment to this post is subject to an Enhanced check endorsed by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

A copy of the full job description and person specification can be accessed here or by emailing


Works Better

Works Better is part funded through the European Social Fund and delivered through a collaboration of six partners (Kirklees Council, Fusion Housing and Paddock Community Trust, Calderdale Council, Newground, Wakefield Council and Groundwork) across Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield to address the barriers faced by all age groups seeking employment , irrespective of background and personal circumstance.  Offering a tailored support package Works Better supports residents to help them secure sustained employment.

The project is part financed by the European Social Fund 2014-2020 programme and will receive up to £2,875,709 of funding from the European Social fund (ESF) as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth programme in England.  The Department of Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England ESF Programme.


Why choose to work for Newground?

We believe in the power of social enterprise as a strategy for change. Through our social enterprise model, we deliver professional services in a competitive marketplace. But there’s one key difference between Newground and our private sector competitors. Instead of our profits going to shareholders, they are instead gift aided into our Newground Together and distributed in the form of grants to environmental and community projects. By choosing to be a part of the Newground team, you will help to drive positive social and environmental impact.

Enquiries about the role should be directed to Emily Pearson, Sustainable Communities Coordinator East on 07947 567711 or via email to

To apply for this post please click here or alternatively send your CV to together with a covering letter which should include a statement on how you meet the essential attributes and key competencies for the role as described in the person specification. 


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