Employment Advisor

FE midlands
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Employment Advisor
Redruth, Cornwall
Full Time – 37.5 hours per week
Salary: Up to £24,000pa

A fantastic new opportunity has become available to work for an established REED division as an Employment Advisor based in Redruth.

As an Employment Advisor working for REED you will be responsible for the attraction, registration and progression of Members to achieve placements. In doing so, you will use a variety of techniques including effective diagnosis, individual and group coaching to ensure members achieve sustainable employment.

As an Employment Adviser you will work towards strict targets and guidelines whilst maintaining with current partners as well as building relationships with other relevant partners to ensure enlisting of Members to the programme.

We are seeking talented individual who will not shy away from a challenge and who are keen to make a difference to the local community.

Essential Criteria:

•Technical skills include strong administration skills, good computer/technology skills, basic numeracy skills and good written communication/record keeping skills.

•Personal circumstances include willingness to travel locally (e.g. to meet Members/Employers).

• Experience of working in a customer facing environment, e.g. Customer Services Assistant, Retail Assistant

• Experience of working in a performance target driven environment

• Experience of working in a fast paced environment. Examples of such experience may include working as a Holiday Representative or Recruitment Consultant, etc.

• Experience of exposure to client groups. These client groups may include incapacity benefit claimants, single parents, those with criminal records, mental health groups, ex-services, specific ethnic minority or faith groups and those with specific disabilities.

• Direct previous experience of a similar role. Roles considered to be similar include the role of Employment Adviser on a welfare to work contract or a publicly funded service.


• Fluency in community languages. Community languages may include Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Somali, Vietnamese, Dari, Yoruba, Turkish, French, Spanish, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Guajarati, Polish, Serbian and Greek (Dependent on programme).

• Degree or relevant qualification. Degree topics may include psychology, sociology, and social care/science.

• Relevant qualifications would include Information Advice and Guidance NVQs, Brokerage Standard, Social Work qualifications or qualifications relating to work with the specific client groups this role will involve. Level 3 or 4 NVQ would be of interest.

This opportunity is great for someone who wants to embark on a new career and wants to flourish in an established company.

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business