Employment and Skills Mentor
Location: Manchester - Various Sites
Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date: 21st December 2023
Possible Interview dates: 17th / 18th January 2024
Support our communities. See the difference you can make in our city.
At One Manchester we are passionate about providing good quality homes, great services and real opportunities for customers and communities. We are more than just a landlord. We invest in new and existing homes, provide money advice and wellbeing, employment and training support and build strong partnerships to support inclusive growth.
We have an exciting position available for Employment and Skills Mentor to join us!
You’ll provide Employment and Skills support, advice and guidance to young people and adults, primarily One Manchester customers. You’ll help to provide opportunities for life, learning and meaningful work encounters to improve long term skills attainment and opportunities to secure high quality, sustainable employment.
We're looking for those who could work effectively with youth providers, statutory and support services in One Manchester areas to engage with customers including young people who are NEET or at risk of becoming NEET and work across all One Manchester’s in house funded provision or externally contracted provision.
What we’re looking for:
Extensive experience of working with young people and adults in an advisory and training role to help them on their journey into work
Proven record of ability to effectively engage with customers who have barriers to work and help them to achieve meaningful outcomes
Experience of planning, running, and reviewing employability workshops and activities both online and face to face
Coaching abilities including effective questioning, goal setting and on-going non-judgemental support and mentoring to achieve personal goals
Experience of working on publicly funded projects with excellent attention to detail and firm grasp of the compliant submission of relevant paperwork, and systems
Experience of managing a caseload whilst delivering a high-quality employment & skills service
Experience of working in partnership with external agencies
Excellent Knowledge of employment and training opportunities available in the local area
Ability to be flexible and prioritise work or change direction depending on contracted work or demands of the local demographic needs.
Level 3 qualification in IAG and/or AET or equivalent preferred
Why take up the challenge with One Manchester? This really is a great place to work. We’ve bags of potential and have huge opportunities waiting to be unlocked. Supportive and flexible, we’re rightly proud of our work and excited about the future. So, challenge yourself to be creative and ambitious and see the difference you can make in our great city.
If this sounds like you then apply today, we’d love to hear from you!
We own and manage over 12,000 homes in central, south and east Manchester. We have one purpose: to provide good quality homes, great services, and real opportunities for our customers and communities. Our role as a trusted Registered Provider of Social Housing goes well beyond putting people in safe and secure homes. That’s not to say it’s not one our key priorities, it’s simply one of the many things we do to help our customers live happy and fulfilled lives. We put people at the heart of everything we do. We’re constantly evolving as a business to ensure we’re supporting our customers and communities. We focus on improving our communities by offering a range of services, including employment opportunities, building new developments, and ensuring our customers have safe homes to live in.
In accordance with the aims of our Equality and Diversity strategy and organisational commitment to address the employment of underrepresented groups, One Manchester is operating 'the Rooney Rule'. This means that we aim to interview at least one ethnically diverse candidate for all roles. We will also interview at least one female candidate for all our roles within our trades and facilities teams where we experience an under representation.
One Manchester strives for equality, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We positively encourage applications for employment from eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
We are transitioning to a culture where agile working will be a feature of many of our roles. We also try to support and promote a culture of flexible working where possible and practical. If you are interested in a role but require flexibility or part time hours please give us a call and we can let you know if this can be considered for a particular role.