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Date Added: Wed 01/09/2021

Employment Advisor - Torfaen

Wales, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £22000 - £25000/annum additional benefits

Do you have knowledge of the local labour market OR a background in recruitment, careers advice OR experience of supporting people with significant barriers to employment (e.g., health conditions, criminal convictions, lack of skills/qualifications, caring responsibilities) into work? Do you have experience of working in sales and target focussed roles? If so, would you like to join a brand new, multi-disciplinary team of advisors and trainers who will support those in long-term unemployment into sustained employment?

At PeoplePlus we are on a mission to transform 1,000,000 lives by 2022 through training, education and financial advice. As a leading provider of UK wide employment support and training services, we are delighted to be building a brand-new team to deliver employment advice, information and guidance and vocational training to those in long-term unemployment as part of the Department of Work and Pensions "Restart Programme".

Job Summary

We are looking for a quality and performance driven Employment Advisor who will deliver an excellent customer service for participants, playing a pivotal role in equipping them with the skills, tools and practices they need in order to re-enter employment.

Based from our office, with travel as well, our Employment Advisor will manage a caseload of Restart Participants, working with them to support progression into sustained employment. You will be responsible for:

Identifying participants goals, aspirations, and barriers to employment - facilitating appropriate short and long-term solutions' and interventions as required
Monitoring ongoing progression of participants into sustainable employment whilst also developing their job search skills, strategy, empowerment and confidence
Identifying appropriate internal and external contacts to build, develop and maintain relationships as a source of referrals for participants
Establishing and managing relationships with Employers, following up with both participants and the Employer to gain interviews and ensure a smooth transition into employment and beyond
Accurate and timely recording and review (for completion and completeness) of all participant details and requirements for every intervention

You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and will be able to build rapport with a wide range of participants, external networks and colleagues. You will be confident in your ability to assess, mentor, motivate and coach individuals to be the best they can be. You will be great at problem-solving and able to identify issues and implement appropriate solutions. Your administration skills will be strong and you will have good computer/technology skills, basic numeracy and good record keeping ability. You will have a GCSE English Language (minimum grade C or equivalent) - a qualification in providing Information Advice and Guidance at Level 4 is desirable but not essential.

Previous experience of working with the unemployed/recently employed having supported people with a range of barriers into work e.g., those with health conditions, skills needs, BAME communities, lone parents, those aged 50+ would be beneficial but is not essential.

Why Join PeoplePlus?

We are committed to creating and maintaining our award-winning culture and climate where colleagues feel valued and supported to deliver the very best services to our clients, customers and learners.

We offer an impressive range of benefits and rewards spanning health, wealth, lifestyle as well as recognition schemes to reward our employees for their commitment to delivering excellent services and support. Employee rewards and benefits include: competitive salaries, an enhanced annual leave offering, enhanced maternity and paternity and adoption pay, pension, death in service cover, child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme, flexible working options plus many more including access to our Additions platform and Wellbeing centre which offer a wide range of benefits, discounts, support and tools needed to live a healthier and happier life.

We are a Disability Confident and 'ban the box' (meaning we offer job opportunities for people with convictions to compete for jobs) employer. We have also signed the Armed Forces Covenant, as our pledge to support current and ex armed services personnel and their families.

We are always looking to develop top talent and have become an accredited 'One Star' Best Company for 2021 due to our commitment to continuously engaging with our employees and investing in skills training and development programmes
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