Navigators – Well for Work (Employment and Skills)

7 July 2022
£22,293 - £24,065 / year

Job Description

**Futures for business are advertising this vacancy on behalf of Framework.**

Company Information:

We are a charity delivering housing, health, employment, support and care services to people with a diverse range of needs across the East Midlands in Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and in Sheffield.

Regardless of their past, or the challenges they face, we empower people to achieve financial stability, social inclusion and independence, because we believe that, everyone has the right and potential to achieve a better future.

Job Role:

Supporting participants with multiple and complex needs into employment, training or education through a casework model and support planning approach

Progress with participants is achieved by addressing their barriers in one to one appointments by facilitating group work sessions and by sign-posting

This post will be solely employed on the Well for Work project. Well for Work is part funded by The European Social Fund

• To engage with and build rapport with participants
• To collect evidence of eligibility ESF provision and for Right to Work. To enter this information onto a Management Information System
• To co-produce with the participant a support plan that sets outs goals and SMART targets. To review the plan on a monthly basis. To induct the participant into the programme giving the participant an overview of the service and what is expected of the participant during their journey and undertake a detailed one to one diagnostic
• Support participants to address their barriers through case working, signposting to appropriate support services and supporting the participant to attend interventions. Barriers to employment may include mental health issues, learning difficulties and substance misuse issues. Workers may refer to external/internal support services in some cases and will challenge and work with participants to overcome resistance to employment
• Support participants to engage in education, training and learning by referring to and supporting to attend workshops and education opportunities
• Support participants to engage in active job search and a range of employability focused activities. This will involve: matching participants to vacancies depending on skills and experience, support in applying for job vacancies, updating CVs and covering letters and specialist advice and guidance regarding vacancies and approach to employers
• Support participants to apply for and gain paid employment
• Operate a concise administration system and update all participant records to remain contract compliant. This includes online records and Excel spreadsheets

Person Specification:

FactorsCompetence level requiredWhere Evidenced?Essential/Desirable
ExperienceExperience of working in a target driven environment preferably within a recruitment or other employment focussed environmentA, I, REssential
Experience of working with unemployed individualsA, I, REssential
Experience of working with people with multiple and complex needsA, I, REssential
Knowledge/ QualificationsIAG NVQ Level 3 or a willingness to train in IAGA, IEssential
Knowledge of in work benefitsA, IDesirable
Skills/Abilities – InterpersonalNon-judgmental and able to challenge without being confrontationalA, IEssential
 Able to motivate people to change and move into education or employmentA, IEssential
 Can demonstrate the limits of professional boundariesA, IEssential
 An active listener, able to build rapport with their audience and use appropriate language. Recognise and respond to non-verbal communicationA, IEssential
Skills/Abilities – OtherAble to deliver effective training in groups or one to oneA, IDesirable
 Reads, understands and follows procedures and instructionsAEssential
 Writing skills that enable writing of letters, action plans, application forms, e-mail responses and other records to a standard that others can easily and quickly understandAEssential
 Numerical skills to calculate benefit entitlements and handle petty cashA, TEssential
 Accurate and effective IT skills in e-mail, word processing and data entryAEssential
 Organises time efficiently and effectively including diary management and prioritisation whilst maintaining a degree of flexibilityIEssential  
 Co-operates and compromises with colleagues based on joint decisions and problem solvingI, REssential
Working requirementsFull driving licence and vehicle available for workAEssential
Equality and DiversityValues diversity, perspectives and culture and works effectively with people regardless of their appearances and beliefsA, IEssential
 Commitment to non-discriminatory practice in the workplaceAEssential

Key – A = Application Form         P = Pre-employment checks        I = Interview    T = Test/Assessment            E = Essential Criteria          D = Desirable Criteria


What we offer: Life Assurance, Pension (up to 4% matched by FHA), Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Benefits, Additional Annual Leave Purchase Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and Learning programmes tailored to suit different roles and services

Framework supports all employees to achieve a better work/life balance. Should you wish us to consider flexible working or job share as part of your application please state this on your application in the supporting statement section

Framework is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Registered charity No: 1060941 As a Disability Confident employer, we warmly encourage job applications from people with disabilities. Framework is committed to offering opportunities to people from diverse communities. If you have specific requirements or adjustments please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application

Hours and Pay:

37 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

£22,293 – £24,065 per year