BAME Employment Support Officer

Location
Crawley, West Sussex
Salary
£24,954.00 - £27,262.00 per annum
Posted
17 Nov 2020
Closes
25 Nov 2020
Ref
EES35
Sector
Public Sector
Function
Advisor
Contract Type
Fixed term
Hours
Full Time

BAME Employment Support Officer

37 hours per week 

About the role

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are working in partnership with Crawley Borough Council and their Employ Crawley service to offer information, advice, guidance and support to local BAME residents who are unemployed or facing redundancy. Employ Crawley are now looking to recruit a BAME Employment Support Officer on a one year fixed term contract, to be based at the Crawley Town Hall and you will be expected to travel frequently to other locations across Crawley to deliver an outreach service in the community.

This role will empower unemployed Crawley residents and those facing redundancy in the BAME community, by providing Crawley residents with meaningful careers advice and access to intensive employment support and skills training. This will involve coaching, mentoring and tailoring provision to support each person’s individual needs. You will help address any complex barriers to employment, identify transferable skills and alternative career pathways.
 
You will have a Level 2 IAG Qualification or relevant experience, a good working knowledge of Crawley’s employment and skills landscape and key local partner organisations. You will have the ability to build a strong rapport with a diverse range of people. You should be able to work effectively as part of a team and be able to build excellent working relationships with internal and external partners. You will be social media confident with strong presentation skills and the ability to deliver virtual workshops is essential.

Satisfactory clearance of a Basic DBS will be a condition of employment and a driving licence is desirable.

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible, as we may close this advert before the stated closing date if enough applications are received.

Additional information

This post is fixed term for one year to start as soon as possible, with potential for extension, subject to funding. 

This post will be based at the Crawley Town Hall, RH10 1UZ, with frequent travel to other outreach locations within Crawley. 

Post holder will be excluded from flexible hours working scheme, due to the needs of the service being covered.

Satisfactory clearance of a Basic Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS) will be a condition of employment.

Employee benefits

We offer a generous employee benefits packageOpens in a new tab, with a range of discounts, benefits and wellbeing incentives to suit everyone.

Our way of working

Crawley Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

Our shared values and behavioursOpens in a new tab reflect the special nature of our council. We encourage all colleagues to put them into practice, whatever job they do. Take a look to see if we are the perfect match.

Safer recruitment

Crawley Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

How to apply

Click the Apply button to complete your application online. Please ensure that the reference details you supply are for your current or most recent employer and that any gaps in employment are covered on your application form. Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a fully completed application form.

For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, please email Ana-Maria Maddock, Partnership and Operations Co-ordinator or call on 01293 438499.