Building Better Opportunities Officer

Networx Recruitment
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
£23,209.00 Temporary Contract until July 2019 (may be extended to December 2019)
06 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Building Better Opportunities Officer
£23,209.00 Temporary Contract until July  2019 (may be extended to December 2019)

Our client is in a partnership with 20 other charitable organisations in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin  that have been awarded a grant to help those furthest from the labour market into employment through the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

The successful applicant will support people aged 19 and above that are either considered unemployed or economically inactive into employment, training or closer to work through activities such as job searching, CV writing and interview techniques. In particular this will involve ‘'job coaching'' service users entering employment, supporting them to develop the skills required for the workplace. It will also involve developing a wide range of positive relationships with employers, employment services and other partners within the Shropshire BBO programme.

You will need to be a good communicator with high quality interpersonal skills focussed on achieving outcomes and meeting targets.  You will have the necessary administration skills enabling you to produce reports especially on performance statistics. This is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate, develop and enhance your skills in a rewarding and challenging environment.  You must possess a good level of education, have experience of employment work, knowledge of the services and facilities available to customers, an understanding of the issues affecting long term unemployment and experience of working with grant funding bodies.

The post holder must possess a full driving licence and provide a car for business use. You will need to work flexibly to accommodate our customers and be prepared to meet with customers at their homes, the office and other community settings.

Closing Date: 20th July

Interview Date 28th July 2017

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