Job Title: Employability Adviser
Based: Cumbria
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full-Time Mon – Fri
Salary: up to £25,750 p/a
Holiday Allowance: 26 days annual leave increasing each year to a maximum of 33 days.
Additional benefits: Ehanced sick pay & pension contribution. Access to counselling and health plan. Life assurance cover. Flexible, hybrid working.
Our client delivers Personal Development and Career Management for Young People and Adults in the North West. They have been successfully supporting unemployed adults back into work or training for a number of years and due to growth in the are are looking to recruite an Employability Advisor in the Cumbria area.
The roles involves:
Proactively managing a caseload of participants providing individual in-depth support throughout their journey from initial assessment through to securing and sustaining gainful employment by:
* Providing high quality 1:1 diagnostic career information and advice work
* Providing intensive support to participants, motivating and encouraging candidates to overcome any personal barriers to employment and building confidence
* Working on a 1:1 basis developing comprehensive action plans with individual customers
* Supporting participants to identify and develop transferable skills and support them in the use of appropriate online resources
* Planning and delivering group sessions to meet the needs of customers as required
* Maintaining an awareness and understanding of local labour market and building and maintaining external relationships to help support participants into suitable employment
* Completing all relevant documentation to the required standard and within required timescales
* Proactively managing own caseload, following up with customers to ensure advice given has made a difference.
* Achieving all contractual targets
They would be delighted to hear from you if you have ANY of the following…
* previous experience of working in the employability sector, OR
* a relevant qualification e.g. IAG, DipCG, OR
* experience in a different sector* where you’ve relished the opportunity to achieve a personal target whilst excelling at providing outstanding customer service.
*Desireable sector experience includes sales, hospitality, retail, travel, education, recruitment or training.
Personal Requirements:
* A good standard of literacy and numeracy (GCSE grade 4 / C or equivalent);
* An appreciation of the benefits and an ability of using digital tools to support participants;
* The ability to identify, establish and maintain effective working partnerships for the benefit of customers;
* The ability to keep accurate and up to date records with a good attention to detail. This includes data entry on electronic systems;
* Strong communication skills and the ability to respond to demanding pressures and to meet deadlines;
* An ability to work on own initiative and a proactive approach to problem solving.
FULL TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED as well as the opportunity for continued personal development to achieve a sector specific qualification