Lead Employment Navigators – 2 positions

Location
Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary
£27,853
Posted
14 Jul 2017
Expires
21 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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
509300)

Lead Employment Navigators – 2 positions

Salary: £27,853, Full time, 35 hours a week
Leicester LE1

Building Better Opportunities – Getting Ready for Employment and Training (GREAT) Project 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 6 delivery partners across Leicester City and Leicestershire to deliver a fixed term 3-year flexible and responsive personal development and employability programme to meet the needs of individuals within families furthest from the labour market and the Project’s overall Targets.

These posts present an exciting opportunity. You will line manage, supervise and coordinate a team of Employment Navigators as well as undertake your own casework with participants. Clinical supervision and casework support for your teams will be a key part of your role. Working closely with the Project Manager, you will also undertake assessments and on-going review of outcomes towards personal employment and training goals in line with project targets.

You will need to demonstrate established knowledge, understanding and
experience in family support and/or employment related work and experience in engaging, mentoring, motivating and supervising people.
A team player, with a flexible ‘can-do’ approach, outstanding interpersonal skills plus the ability to prioritise conflicting tasks and meet tight deadlines is essential.

The job description, person specification and application form for this role can be found by clicking the apply button. 

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
pension contribution.

Closing date: Wednesday 26 July 2017 at 12 noon
Interview date: Tuesday 15 August 2017 and Thursday 17 August 2017

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