Employment and Skills Officer Vacancy

Posted as , on Thursday 4 October 2018


Skills, Work and Enterprise Development Agency (SWEDA)

Employment and Skills Officer Vacancy


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 and Skills Officer

Full-Time 37 hours per week or Part-Time/Job Share considered

£19,000 – £23,000 per annum (Dependent on experience and qualifications)

This is a temporary position until November 2019 which may be extended subject to continuation of funding being secured.


This is an exciting position to join SWEDA to support our Building Better Opportunities (BBO) Family Matters programme funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

The Family Matters Programme provides skills, training and employment support for those furthest from the labour market. The job role includes assessing clients’ support needs, drawing up individual Learning Plans, monitoring and evaluating their programme of support; as well as completing paperwork to contractual and quality requirements.

The purpose of the job is to engage with families and individuals who are most disadvantaged and facing multiple barriers of deprivation. To meet and discuss the Family Matters project with individuals that are either economically inactive or are seeking work but are struggling to obtain employment opportunities. To work alongside these individuals to identify any potential barriers that may be preventing them from finding or taking advantage of employment opportunities. Then based on this information, provide advice and training to these individuals with the aim of assisting them into sustainable employment.

The post holder will work as part of SWEDA’s Employment and Skills team to deliver programme targets, with services provided across Sandwell and the Black Country. 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 and wider areas across the Black Country.

The successful candidate will need proven experience in delivering within an advisory role with a minimum Level 3 in Information, Advice and Guidance or equivalent, 2 years’ experience within an advisory/training role, 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 of MS Office applications.

For details of how to apply download Job Description and Person Specification from www.sweda.org.uk.

Or please call 0121 525 2558 for further information.

Application via CV and detailed Covering Letter that addresses the Job Description and Person Specification to: vacancy@sweda.org.uk

Closing Date: 18th October 2018

Employment and Skills Officer Job Description & Person Spec