Job details

Reference number - 2326-2888

Location - Portsmouth, Hampshire

Salary - Band 7 £24,799 - £28,785 p.a.

Job type/hours - 1 year fixed term contract - 37 hours per week 

Closing time/date, midnight, on the 26th of April 2019

Applications received after this may not be considered.


We are looking for a skilled professional to join our service. We deliver 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.

For this role you will provide 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 need to have relevant experience in an employment/recruitment/training role and be able to demonstrate an understanding of sometimes complex processes and procedures and the need for compliance to ensure delivery standards are met

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.

As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. 

How to apply

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