18 hours per week, fixed term contract until March 2023
Flexible location – Battle, covering Hastings and Rother
We’re looking for someone who’s passionate about making a difference in people’s lives to join us as an Employment Advisor. You will be part of a Social Impact employment team that devises, plans and delivers an annual programme of residents’/participants’ personal development and employment support activities and projects.
As Employment Advisor, you’ll develop and run activities for clients to boost their skills and provide them with training to enable them to achieve measurable progression in job readiness. You’ll also be responsible for managing your own client caseload, providing information, advice and guidance on a 1-2-1 and group basis.
You’ll have clear individual performance targets, these figures feed into our goal of supporting over 1000 people into employment or training each year.
This is a great opportunity to work closely with our Income, Financial Inclusion & Tenancy Sustainment team looking in to and identifying our residents most in need of support.
What you’ll need
You’ll ideally hold a relevant professional qualification in employment support, community development, community health service delivery, youth work/young persons’ services, health care provision or relevant work based experience. You’ll be used to working with customers and community stakeholders to deliver training and advice activities and have experience in providing 1-2-1 support, information advice and guidance, alongside developing and maintaining local partnerships, which is a fundamental part of the role. You’ll have excellent communication and customer service skills along with the ability to prepare precise reports on project activities including performance and financial data and record keeping.
If you this sounds like you, we look forward to receiving your application.
This role will be working on the employability programme Work Smart which is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF funds secured through Connecting Hastings and Rother Together programme (CHART), managed by Hastings Borough Council.
Optivo can also offer you flexible working with a cohesion of remote and office working. A full driving licence is essential as travel between sites will be a requirement for this role. There may also be a requirement to attend meetings and other activities outside of normal working hours.
Closing date for applications: 4th July 2021. Shortlisting will commence the week of the 5th July 2021. Interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams video link and will take place on 17th July
Please note all application questions will need to be completed in full as Hiring Managers will not have visibility of your CV upon application.
What’s in it for you?
You’ll enjoy a great salary and benefits package, including 27 days, rising to 30 days (pro rata) plus bank holidays. And a day off for your birthday. You can also buy and sell leave up to 5 days. We’ve generous pension and life assurance schemes too, plus a cycle to work scheme and travel loans. Add in a healthcare cash plan covering dental, glasses, physiotherapy, vaccinations, 24 hour GP and more, plus various high street discounts, (not to mention flexible working and in house career development opportunities). We’re sure you’ll think it’s a sound package. If you’re passionate about what you do and share our ambitions, we look forward to hearing from you.
Inclusion and Diversity
At Optivo we work hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture and environment where people are respected for who they are. Encouraging inclusion is not just about protected characteristics, it’s about celebrating differences of thought, opinion, experience and perspective of each individual. We’re all different in our own way and we want our colleagues to feel comfortable, that they belong, and are safe to be themselves at work, without fear of being judged or excluded, but valued for their contribution to our One Team approach.