Employability Officer - Lincoln area

Up to £21401 per annum
25 Mar 2019
22 Apr 2019
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
This registered charity works with individuals who are in contact with the criminal justice system across Lincolnshire and the surrounding areas. The main focus of their work is resettlement and rehabilitation support including employability; accommodation; finance and debt; and children and families; and over 3,000 clients access their services each year.

This charity is contracted to deliver HM Prison and Probation Service's 'CFO3' project in the community in Lincolnshire and in several local prisons. This is a national employability project for individuals in prison and in the community with criminal convictions, which offers a range of interventions including:

- Core activities such as information, advice and guidance (IAG); disclosure support, assistance with money management and budgeting; benefits advice; employability interventions e.g. CV's interview techniques, job search; obtaining ID;
- Specialist support in relation to substance misuse and mental health; accommodation; debt and financial management; mentor support
- Access to vocational and educational courses
- Support to enter and sustain employment

In addition to the 1-1 and small group delivery of the interventions above, their CFO3 team are also involved with employer liaison, negotiating work placements and arranging education and training opportunities for project participants.

Close liaison with employers, education and training providers and community organisations will also be important.

They are now looking for an Employability / IAG Officer to join the team. This post will cover Lincoln, with some outreach delivery to other locations as needed. There may also be opportunity to work in local prisons as part of the project. The post is full time, although they would also welcome applicants who are seeking part-time employment.

Ideally you will have the following:
- a minimum NVQ3 in Advice, or an NVQ4 in Guidance.
- proven experience of supporting individuals to overcome barriers and progress towards the labour market would be an advantage.
- experience of engaging with employers to progress individuals into sustainable jobs

For practitioners holding a relevant level 4 qualification, the band starts at £21,401. The charity also operates a band for practitioners holding a relevant level 3 qualification and working towards level 4 which commences at £18,540, and a trainee band for people new to this work, starting at £17,000. The starting salary within a band is dependent on relevant experience and qualifications.

The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS and prison vetting.

Please follow the link to the charity's website to download a job description and an application form for this position.

The closing date is 5pm on Tuesday 16th April.