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Employment Advisor

Soziale Dienste & Gemeinwohl
Wirtschaft & Fundraising
Dienstort Blackburn
Dienstverhältnis Vollzeit
Veröffentlicht am 29.06.2024

Together Housing

We are looking for an Employment Advisor to join Newground Together in the Employment and Skill Lancashire team, in this exciting new opportunity. As an Employment Advisor you will be supporting people that have been out of work for over 12 months, addressing barriers they currently have, preventing them from accessing or securing paid employment. Whether that be training and development, or personal barriers linked to their current circumstances. Newground Together is an independent charity supporting people in their local community. It is part of the Together Housing Group.

As an organisation we are committed to having a Diverse and Inclusive workforce. We would therefore welcome applications from candidates with any of the nine protected characteristics. We are also proud to be a Disability Confident employer.


Outline of Key responsibilities for the Employment Advisor …

  • To assist in the delivery of new and existing projects that progress the organisational objectives in relation to employment.
  • Work to and achieve set targets, i.e. numbers on non-regulated activity and job outcomes.
  • To determine and implement effective approaches which will help our clients develop confidence, overcome barriers and achieve successful transitions.
  • Engage with local business and employers to understand business needs and promote our client base and services.
  • To actively recruit clients into the employability projects, retain their engagement and encourage them to participate in workshops, job clubs and 1:1’s to raise aspirations, challenge them emotionally enabling them to reach their full potential.
  • Identify and harness local, regional and national initiatives that deliver new opportunities access employment/training opportunities. Also, you will deliver group training to develop participants towards employability
  • Develop working relationships with other professionals working in the field of employment, welfare and training sector.

We are looking for someone who has…

  • Full UK drivers licence.
  • Relevant experience or relevant qualifications e.g. IAG level 2 or Coaching or Mentoring qualification
  • Experience of working with clients aged 16+ years, and supporting them to gain employment or training OR experience of working with clients to help them with progression in their life
  • Evidence of effectively working with clients who face multiple barriers preventing them from engaging and participating, on short and long term interventions
  • Have a proven record in developing contacts and engaging with local business to source employment opportunities
  • Experience of problem solving and working on cases until completion and maintaining and managing a varied caseload
  • Ability to uses your own initiative and meet performance targets
  • Experience of negotiating and advocating successfully one to one, by telephone and in writing, & face to face


In return, we are offering the successful candidate in the Employment Advisor role:

  • Starting salary: £26,862 per annum
  • Annual salary increment increases
  • 27 days annual leave (rising to 32 over 5 years’ service) + bank holidays
  • A flexible working environment, with a range of family friendly policies
  • Hybrid Working
  • You will be working 37 hours per week, Monday – Friday. Working arrangements are flexible in line with our Smart working culture
  • Wide range of professional, and personal development training opportunities
  • Attractive pension scheme
  • A range of financial, health and lifestyle benefits including cycle to work, vehicle leasing and financial advice
  • To view the full range of our benefits click on the Employee Benefits Link

THG reserves the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient numbers of applicants are received. Therefore, please apply without delay!

Please ensure you fully answer the questions on the application form.

Due to the nature of the role involving work with vulnerable members of society, this post is subject to a Fully Enhanced Criminal Disclosure, which will be carried out when a conditional offer is made.


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