Employment Advisor Vacancy

Posted as , on Monday 5 February 2018


Employment Advisor Vacancy

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

£18,000 – £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 Community Matters programme funded by The Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

The Community 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 post holder will work as part of the Community Matters 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, 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 Covering Letter that addresses the Job Description and Person Specification to:



Closing Date: 18th February 2018

Employment Advisor Job description & Person Specification