Employment Support Officer

Sittingbourne, Kent
£31,383 + ECU £1800
01 Apr 2021
01 May 2021
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Could you support a resident to achieve their career goals?

We’re looking for an Employment Support Officer at Optivo who’s passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. Working as part of Social Impact employment team you will be covering the Sittingbourne, Sheppey and Faversham areas  providing information, advice and guidance on one2one and group basis.

The Employment Support Officer will have the exciting opportunity to devise, plan and deliver an annual programme of residents’/participants’ personal development and employment support activities and projects.

You’ll run a caseload of employment support, advice and guidance for residents.

Ensuring that all activities contribute effectively to achieving measureable impact for participants in employment readiness progressions and job outputs/outcomes.

Within the role you’ll also have the opportunity to promote both Optivo’s wider Social Impact work and local projects and activities to residents and stakeholders. Representing Optivo at external meetings, partner events and with external stakeholders.

What you’ll need

You’ll ideally have a professional qualifications in employment support, community development, community health service delivery, youth work/young persons’ services, health care provision or relevant work based experience of similar experience

You’ll have prior experience successfully working with customers and community stakeholders to deliver training and advice activities and be used to providing 1-2-1 support, information advice and guidance. You’ll also have experience of deliver CV sessions, Interview support sessions and job searching support sessions in a group as well as a 121 setting.

You’ll have excellent communication and customer service skills, and the ability to prepare precise reports on project activities including performance and financial data and record keeping.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 22nd April 2021- midnight

Shortlisting will commence the week of the 26th April 2021.

Interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams video link and will take place on 4th May 2021 & 6th May 2021

Please note all application questions will need to be completed in full as Hiring Managers will not have visibility of you 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) 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.