Community Employment Officer
Temporary [Till May ‘20]
Newground CIC, a member of the Together Housing Group, is an award winning social enterprise, delivering professional products and services in a competitive marketplace and supporting the creation of sustainable communities. We are currently looking for a Community Employment Advisor to join our team, working out of Halifax. We are active in all of the neighbourhoods we operate in, and actively strive to improve the lives of over 50,000 customers and tenants, providing more than 38,000 homes. If you want to join a business that is working for a better future for everyone, this could be that chance.
What is a Community Employment Officer? You will be working with members of various communities, to discuss, address and break down barriers that prevent members of those communities from gaining employment & to assist them in becoming ready for work, and finding successful employment.
You will be working with local partners to identify, and then harness new local, regional and national initiatives that will deliver new opportunities to access employment & training. Part of this will be assisting in the co-ordination of events that promote our employability offering.
You will be active in the recruitment of clients into the employability project, retain their engagement in the project & to encourage them in participating with workshops, job clubs as well as 1-2-1s. You will be doing all of these to raise aspirations, challenge them and enable all clients to reach their full potential.
You will need the following key skills, knowledge & experience to work as a community employment officer;
Experience of working with clients aged 16-65 years
Evidence of working effectively with clients who suffer from multiple barriers preventing them from engaging and participating on short and long term interventions
Experience of problem solving, working on cases until completion & maintaining and managing a varied caseload
Experience of working with local delivery partners
Understanding of the pressures and demands placed on people that are unemployed and from lower income backgrounds and being able to recognise the issues affecting people whom are out of work.
Due to the nature of some of our customers, you will require a full enhanced DBS, which Together Housing will support the ideal candidate through
Due to the nature of the role, a full driving license is required, along with access to your own vehicle insured for business purposes; with travel to our other offices throughout the North of England.
In return we can offer you a great set of benefits which includes; 27 days holiday (rising to 32 over 5 years service) + bank holidays.
A great flexible working environment, with a range of family friendly policies
Great new comfortable and modern offices
A huge scope of personal development opportunities
A very attractive pension scheme & healthcare benefits as well
For the more active minded we also offer a “cycle to work” scheme
The closing date for applications is the 15th April, with interviews being held week commencing 22nd April.
To download a copy of the Job Description or to complete the online application form please click here or alternatively email your CV & a Covering Letter to email@example.com please ensure your CV matches the requirements of the role.
Together Housing is dedicated to ensuring that the principles and duties of safeguarding both adults and children are holistically, consistently and conscientiously applied with the wellbeing of all in mind.
Together Housing Group is an Investor in People organisation
This Post is funded by the European Social Fund from April 2012 until 31st December 2019. The continuation of the post after that date will be based on alternative funding and activities being identified.
Works Better delivers across Calderdale, Kirklees 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.