Employability Officer (Project Lead)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/11/2019 23:59
£25,295 - £27,905 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne, YHN House
Closing date:
18 Nov
Further Information

At YHN our vision is to be ‘First for Housing’. We have bold plans for the future and our people are key to us achieving our goals, so we want to attract the very best.

We manage more than 26,000 homes on behalf of Newcastle City Council and provide a huge range of support services to our customers. From benefits and money advice to providing a repairs and maintenance service and supporting customers with their tenancies, we strive to make living easier.

Our new business strategy, Destination 2022, sets out how we’re going to achieve our vision. The journey to Destination 2022 is guided by our values - Ready, Amazing, Revolutionary, Energetic - we live and breathe them and they shape how we work day to day.

We offer a forward thinking and open environment where our people are empowered to make a difference, coupled with competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits.

These benefits include flexible working, generous annual leave allowance, local government pension scheme and access to extensive learning and development opportunities plus regular support from your manager.

The Role:
This is a fixed term post for the duration of the externally funded contract (31 August 2021).

YHN are a specialist delivery partner in the Wise Steps programme. Wise Steps is an ESF and National Lottery funded programme that provides support for people that have multiple barriers to employment.

As part of Wise Steps, YHN are contracted to provide digital employability support for customers who engage in the programme. The support will be a combination of 1-2-1 and group delivery, with the overall aim of improving the customers’ skills and making them more competent in using digital devices to be able to apply for jobs and training, and to improve their wellbeing. The role will also involve working closely with other partners within Wise Steps to ensure that the customers receive digital support that is beneficial and tailored to their needs.

The Person:
You will have:
• Excellent organisation skills and the ability to manage a case load of customers.
• A track record or equivalent transferrable experience in working with people to improve their digital and/or employability skills.
• Passion for supporting people to achieve their potential, in particular people with a vulnerabilities or barriers to employment.
• Experience in delivering projects and working closely with partners and other organisations.

Most of our full-time vacancies are available on a job share basis, if you want to discuss this option for this vacancy or if you would like to have an informal discussion about the post, please contact Stuart Clarke on 0191 2787733 or email yhnjobs@newcastle.gov.uk

References will be requested prior to interview for all roles requiring DBS clearance. The successful applicant will not commence in their role until satisfactory DBS clearance is obtained.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post involves working with children and/or vulnerable adults. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions and a check of police information.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV’s, only online applications. To apply, click on the “Apply Now” tab. Any communication sent to you regarding your application will be sent to the email address you have set up on your North East Jobs account, so you will need to ensure that you check your inbox.

YHN is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all groups regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, disability, age, race, maternity and pregnancy, marriage and civil partnership and gender reassignment.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.