Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) helps people change their lives
for the better through voluntary and community action. We are one of
the largest voluntary and community sector support organisations in the
UK, working across Leicester city and Leicestershire, and have the
aspiration to become a national leader in our field. (Charity number
Building Better Opportunities – Getting Ready for Employment and Training (GREAT) Project
Salary: £19,970, Full time - 35 hours per week
We are seeking exceptional individuals to join our £2.1m Family Inclusion Project that will work with up to 600 family members across Leicester and Leicestershire who are furthest away from the labour market and may be at risk of social exclusion. The aim of the Project is to provide tailored and flexible support to enable participants to engage with a range of support services and activities, including training and work experience opportunities, to help them progress towards and into employment.
You will be part of a team working with 10 organisations across Leicester City and Leicestershire to implement a fixed term 3-year flexible and responsive personal development and employ ability programme.
Managing a caseload, Employment Navigators will work with GREAT Project participants to identify and manage barriers to work and view employment as an achievable goal. Ensuring that participants have access to accurate and neutral information Employment Navigators will enable them to access the available support, training and development. Undertaking assessments and on-going review of outcomes towards personal employment and training goals will be a key part of the role as well as planning, design and delivery of one to one and/or group based activities and programmes in support of the Project outcomes.
Applicants will need to demonstrate experience in supporting individuals to
identify and achieve personal goals combined with an established understanding of barriers preventing families from engaging with support linked to employment, education and training.
The role requires a superb communicator with an established track record in providing impactful support, advice and training and experience of working in diverse communities. Proven skills in engaging and motivating individuals to achieve outcomes and an ability to develop high quality information and resources are also necessary.
Proactive, highly motivated, creative and able to work as part of a team,
applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to effectively manage their time and work load to deadlines.
The job description, person specification and application form for this role can be found by clicking the apply button to be directed.
This role offers an opportunity to work for a sector leading diverse and
ambitious organisation, with a vision for growth. The successful applicant
will benefit from a competitive salary, a flexible and supportive working
environment, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and a 6% employer
The closing date for applications is: Friday 28 July 2017 at 12noon
First Stage Assessment Day on: Monday 21 August 2017
Interviews will take place on: Wednesday 30 August 2017