Supported Employment and Training Adviser, 12-month fixed term contract

22 March 2022
£29,366 - £31,122 / year

Job Description

About the employer:

The Nottingham Jobs team at Nottingham City Council have a 12-month secondment opportunity as a Supported Employment and Training adviser working on the Nottingham Works for You project which supports unemployed city residents aged 16-24 into education, training or employment.

About the role:

The post holder will work with employers to generate and sustain employment opportunities, whilst providing employability support to vulnerable adults with disabilities, long-term health conditions and other areas of disadvantage.

The post-holder will play a pivotal role in ensuring the continued success of the Nottingham Works for You Project, by supporting both employers and participants with complex needs that they place with the employer, to achieve a sustainable employment outcome.

Managing a socially inclusive caseload, the post holder will use a variety of coaching tools and styles to support young adults with complex needs, including health conditions and disabilities, to develop.

You will enable them to increase their chances of entering and/or sustaining education, training or employment (EET) whilst engaging with employers, advocating on behalf of young participants, and supporting employers to upskill their teams to appropriately support/manage placed employees.

The post-holder will need good organisational skills, good partnership skills, the ability to manage competing priorities, the ability to liaise directly with stakeholders, display exceptional communication skills and a working knowledge of social inclusion agendas.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Work to achieve the goals set for the Nottingham Works For You Project
  • To be responsible for on-going development of work streams that deliver agreed individual targets relating to both volumes and quality
  • Responsible for participant assessments and completion of all programme forms required for the monitoring and evidencing of participant activity
  • To keep up to date accurate records as a basis for regular monitoring and tracking progress of participants and completing all necessary documentation to comply with the requirements of the Nottingham Works For You contract
  • To work independently to organise, plan and deliver employment support and training, taking appropriate and necessary actions to ensure individual success for programme participants
  • To have an understanding of the Nottingham Jobs Hub, its offer and objectives, as well as additional support available to employers through key partners and third parties.
  • To work closely with the Employer Engagement Team ensuring a seamless service to local employers to create sustainable job opportunities for unemployed citizens of Nottingham City
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues both within the service area, i.e. the, Employer Hub and other sections of the council and partner agencies to deliver appropriate employment solutions to meet employer and participants needs
  • Work in partnership with appropriate and relevant agencies like community partners and Jobcentre to generate suitable referrals to engage and enrol onto the Nottingham Works For You programme
  • Facilitate and deliver effective employability support to participants, whilst supporting employers to ensure all work experience is positive and works towards securing and sustaining employment
  • To support employers in the delivery of the recruitment and selection process/action plan, assessing job seekers applications against employer specifications where appropriate
  • Report and advise the manager on progress, challenges and individual performance of participants
  • Represent Nottingham City Council to maintain and develop strong relationships with existing and new programme participants, employers and stakeholders
  • To represent the council at events such as jobs fairs, awareness events, networking meetings and briefings to promote the objectives of the Employment & Skills Team
  • To receive and respond to enquiries from citizens facing employment difficulties by providing good quality advice and assistance on a range of employment issues
  • Assist and advocate on behalf of citizens with acute employment difficulties to access suitable appropriate employment within both NCC and with Local Employers in the City
  • Provide the manager with accurate administration returns as required
  • To comply with safeguarding and Prevent requirements in accordance with legislation and policy
  • To take reasonable care for the Health & Safety of him/herself and of other persons who may be affected by his/her activities and, when appropriate, to safeguard the Health & Safety of all persons under his/her control and guidance in accordance with the provisions of Health & Safety Legislation
  • Ensure that any aspect of the work undertaken within the Unit has due regard to confidentiality, as set out in the City Council’s Data Protection & adhere to GDPR policy

How to apply:

If you’d like to apply please send your CV along with an expression of interest in no more than 500 words, explaining how you will support the engagement of young people with disabilities and/or health conditions onto the Nottingham Works Project, and what skills you will bring to the post.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 3 April 2022