Project Officer- Employment & Careers Support

Recruiter
High Trees Community Development Trust
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
03 Aug 2017
Expires
14 Aug 2017
Sector
Childcare
Contract Type
Permanent
High Trees Community Development Trust is a community anchor charity based in Tulse Hill in Lambeth. We deliver a range of services focused in 3 key areas - Employment, Education and Training, Children, Young People and Family Services and Community Engagement and Development. All our work is focused on improving the social and economic welfare of the local community.

Our Project Office will sit within the Employment, Education and Training team, leading on the direct delivery of our Employment Support and Employment progression services; recruiting clients and then supporting them to secure and/or progress in employment.

Reporting to the Employment, Education & Training Manager, you will be responsible for the outreach and recruitment to our targeted employment services, carrying out in depth assessments and creating action plans for each of our beneficiaries. You will manage a caseload of individuals seeking employment support, delivering tailored support in the form of IAG, employment coaching and personal development. You will also develop excellent relationships with local partners to enable you to access employment and volunteering opportunities for the people you are supporting.

You will have a strong understanding of the benefits system, and keep this knowledge up to date, allowing you to help guide service users through the transition into employment or changes to their employment.

You will possess a good understanding of the client groups engaged in employment programmes and the multiple and complex barriers they may face when entering or re-entering employment.

This role is part time, at 21 hours per week (3 days).

More information, the key accountabilities of the role and the person specification can be found in the Job Profile.