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Employment Support Team Leader

Employer
Atholl Rose People
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
14 Jun 2021

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Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Be part of the solution

We are working with one of the UK's largest Charities who have partnered with the DWP to create a fantastic support programme for people who have lost their jobs due to Covid-19. So many people have been adversely affected and need friendly, intensive support to find their way back in-to the jobs market and keep positive along the way

Employment support with a difference

This is a home-based role that utilizes a digital video conferencing platform to 'meet' with customers who have recently become unemployed. Your role as Team Leader will ensure staff integrate in multi-disciplinary teams and work together to provide high quality, fast paced support to participants. The role requires an engaging, empathetic and motivating individual, with the ability to support staff to achieve day-to-day performance. The Team Leader will develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders and ensure the effective management of staff caseloads.

How you can provide support

This role is perfect for individuals with proven leadership skills and experience of leading and supporting customer focused teams. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, solution focussed approach, target driven and be highly organised.

* Assist the Regional Delivery Manager in the day to day management and support of the teams including conducting regular one to one reviews, measuring KPI's, motivating, driving performance, addressing any underperformance and supporting staff development where required.

* Assist in the development of effective team based activities to meet the needs of the caseload and targets through KPI's, customer feedback and localised delivery plans.

* Provide effective coaching and mentoring to all team members to ensure that they are fully supported in all aspects of their role and that all learning and development needs are addressed.

* Establish and maintain effective working partnerships with key stakeholders to ensure the effective management of programme.

* Manage sickness absence effectively and robustly, ensuring you are the point of contact for all sickness absence within the teams and that return to work interviews, occupational health referrals, and (where necessary) disciplinary action is carried out in line with policy and procedure.

* Assist the Regional Delivery Manager with the recruitment of new team members and ensure the effective induction of all new recruits into the team, coaching and mentoring them, and providing one to one support and development.

* Complete caseload reviews on a monthly basis with each team member to ensure all participants are progressing towards employment in a timely manner, agreeing remedial action as required.

* Run weekly case conferencing meetings with your teams to ensure that participants are being adequately supported, allowing the sharing of ideas and best practice to progress participants towards employment.

* Carry out observations / monitoring on a regular basis to review individual performance, identifying and addressing any development needs, ensuring compliance is being adhered to and quality standards are being met.

* Maintain an up-to-date working knowledge of the benefit system and entitlements, local labour market, training opportunities and relevant support agencies.

This role will be based from home so please think carefully about whether you are able to work full time from your home and if you have a quiet place to provide video conferencing that is uninterrupted

Skills, knowledge and experience required:

* Demonstrable experience in successfully managing target driven services and teams within a high- performance culture.

* Proven experience of the operational management of participant / customer facing services and contracts

* A strong track record of establishing and maintaining productive relationships with partners and stakeholders.

* Experience of working with individuals in relation to employment, demonstrating active listening skills to quickly build rapport

* Experience of supporting, motivating and engaging others.

* Experience of effective performance management

* Knowledge of the local and regional labour market.

* Flexibility to cope with the varying demands of the role, managing time effectively to achieve the desired results and willing to travel with possible overnight stays.

* Comfortable working remotely using a range of digital channel including phone, video conferencing, instant messaging and email.

* Good administration, IT and organisational skills with good experience of using MS office software.

To apply

Please apply at your earliest convenience and a Consultant will be in touch with you shortly.

Our client is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and inclusion. They are Disability Confident Leaders, support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government's Access to Work scheme. Living their values they are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within their organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived-experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion. If you have accessibility requirements and would like information in a different format, contact us to make alternative arrangements
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