• Job description

    Directorate of Finance & Business Services
    Springboard Employment Advisor
    Salary £30,000 per annum plus car allowance
    37 Hours per week (to be worked flexibly in line with business needs)
    Based in Cheshire, supporting people in Chester, Northwich, Winsford and surrounding areas and flexible home working

    Weaver Vale Housing Trust a social housing landlord based in West Cheshire, providing over 6,000 homes in Northwich, Winsford, Frodsham, Helsby and outlying rural areas. We are excited to be a delivery partner within the Springboard project working across the Cheshire West area.

    Weaver Vale Housing Trust has a fantastic opportunity for an Employment Advisors to
    join a new Team within the Trust on a temporary/fixed term appointment, this is an ESF
    project funded by the European Social Fund and is initially expected to end on 30
    June 2023. (Subject to funding).

    As Advisor you will support the Trust in the implementation, development and delivery of the Springboard Cheshire programme which launches in October 2021 to support people in Cheshire and Warrington who are newly unemployed and whose employment has been affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic. The project will work with 2,400 people over two years. The focus will be to support them to overcome their personal barriers, improving their skills and finding employment.

    We are a looking for applicants who have strong employer engagement or recruitment skills and have worked in a targeted role previously whilst supporting people to move forward and achieve their goals. Alongside this you will be an enthusiastic, positive, and proactive team player with strong interpersonal skills. Working with customers whose employment has been impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic to enhance the opportunities and self-confidence of customers, supporting them to access a range of training and employment initiatives.

    As Employment Advisor you will work within a team that supports individuals to recognise their skills and potential, offering information, advice and guidance making local opportunities more accessible. You will have the ability to build strong links with support agencies/network’s, this is a demanding but rewarding role which will seek to provide individuals with the self-confidence, knowledge, and skills to enhance their future employment opportunities, which will include providing assistance with Job Searches, Applications, CVs and Interview Techniques.

    We are looking for a real “people person” with excellent time management skills and a team player as close liaison with other staff is essential to the success of the programme. An enthusiasm to develop the job and the service, and a vision for the future will be encouraged. The post holder will possess excellent IT skills, be flexible in approach, able to use your initiative and have a positive attitude towards h elping others to achieve.

    A willingness to travel across the Cheshire West, Chester and surrounding areas will be required.
    The successful candidate will be based in the Cheshire area & will be required to work at outreach locations in the community, from home or from head office in Northwich.

    For further information on the role please contact Wendy Williams on 07919 566 055

    Closing date for applications: Friday 24th June, 12 noon
    (Please be aware that applications received after this time will not be considered)
    Assessment & Interview Date: To be confirmed
    Please visit our website at www.wvht.co.uk to access the job information pack & submit your CV with a covering letter (max. 2 pages) demonstrating how you meet the minimum criteria in relation to the person specification and send to [email protected]

    We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. We would request that previous recent applicants do not reapply for this position.

    Those applicants that consider themselves to have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview. Please confirm within your application if you consider yourself to have a disability.

    In line with the Trust’s Disclosure & Barring Policy, please confirm if you have any current convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

    Disclaimer: We may conduct social media checks from sources such as Google, Facebook and LinkedIn to assist us in our assessment of your suitability for the role.
    We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

    The recruitment manager will review your skills and experience to determine if there is a match with the position for which you applied. If there is, we will contact you by phone or email to schedule an interview or assessment. If your background does not match our current needs, you will not be contacted.
    Please note due to the high volume of applications we are unable to respond to all unsuccessful applicants. If you haven’t heard from us within 4 weeks of the vacancy closing date, unfortunately we will not be pursuing your application further. We appreciate your interest in Weaver Vale Housing Trust and the time you have invested in applying to us.

    The Trust invites applications from all members of the community, irrespective of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, religion or disability.

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