Job details

Reference number - 2114-2610

Location - Portsmouth, Hampshire

Salary - Band 7 £23,866 - £28,221 p.a.

Job type/hours - 1 year fixed term - Full time

There is no closing date we will interview as we receive suitable applications 


Portsmouth City Council, Employment, Learning and Skills delivers a wide range of DWP, ESFA and ESF funded programmes as part of the Welfare to Work strategy.  The programmes we work on provide support to residents of Portsmouth and neighbouring areas who are either long term unemployed, have a disability or health condition such as experiencing mental health issues or have other barriers as to why gaining sustained employment is proving to be a challenge.

We are looking for an experienced professional toprovide an end to end employment focussed service to participants on one or our programmes - to which referrals can be mandatory or voluntary.   You will complete an initial in depth assessment of each participant on your caseload, develop a participant profile and individual action plan and offer ongoing information, advice and guidance to develop skills, confidence and motivation.

You will be accountable for moving participants in to paid employment, supporting them in making the transition from benefits into work and maintaining ongoing in work support to a point where they no longer require face to face support and intervention to secure job sustainability.

You will develop and maintain an in depth knowledge of the local labour market, benefits system and entitlements, establish effective working relationships with local employers, recruitment agencies and Jobcentre Plus. You will also be required to market and promote the service to employers and suppliers by representing the team at appropriate events including job fairs, careers conventions and employer open days.


Special Conditions

1.      Driving Licence and use of a car for business travel around the City is required - this is because you will be regularly visiting employers, work placements hosts and customers to carry out employment engagement, placement host reviews and customer in work reviews as well as on occasion to accompany customers to interviews 

2.      Due to the diversity of our customer base, the need for regular one to one meetings and the flexibility required in delivering our contracts with support being provided to people under the age of 18 a basic DBS Check will be required.

How to apply

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