Employment Advisor Vacancy

Posted as , , on Tuesday 2 May 2017

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Skills, Work and Enterprise Development Agency (SWEDA)

The Business Centre, Church Street, West Bromwich B70 8RP

Skills Work and Enterprise Development Agency (SWEDA) has been providing services to all diverse communities in Sandwell and surrounding areas since 1989. Our services aim to tackle barriers faced by people when wishing to access training, employment or self-employment by providing advice, guidance mentoring and training; empowering and enabling clients to reach their goals. We provide support to disadvantaged groups, e.g. Lone Parents, Long/Short Term Unemployed, Women, Benefits claimants, BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) and Young People. Each year we support and inspire over 1,400 individuals.

 Employment Advisor

Full-Time 37 hours per week

£20,000 per annum

Temporary until 30th September 2019, subject to initial 3 month probationary period

 This is an exciting position to join SWEDA to support our Building Better Opportunities Bridges project funded by The Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

The project provides an advisory service to unemployed individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to support them towards gaining employment or another appropriate progression route including self-employment, volunteering or further education or training. To work with, and effectively manage, a portfolio of clients arranging, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating their support needs, barriers and progress.

The postholder will work as part of the Bridges team to deliver project targets, with services provided across Sandwell.  The post will be based in West Bromwich and the job will include local travel to deliver one to one advice sessions at outreach venues across Sandwell.

  • The successful candidate will need proven experience in delivering within an advisory role with a minimum Level 3 in Information, Advice and Guidance, strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and experience of delivering workshops and presentations are required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Windows and be competent in the use MS Office applications.

Closing Date 9 am: 16th May 2017

Interview date:  18th May 2017

Please call 0121 525 2558 for further information or email a copy of your CV to Hayley@sweda.org.uk