Employment Coach

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 05/05/2021 23:59
£24,982 - £27,741
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Wansbeck Workspace
Number of posts:
Closing date:
5 May
Further Information

The Council
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service
The Learning and Skills Service delivers employment and skills support to residents across Northumberland Our ambition remains stronger than ever – we want every resident of Northumberland to have the opportunity to develop skills that can help them to retrain, find employment, advance their career or try out something new.

The role

The primary function of an Employment Coach role is to manage a caseload of customers supporting them to move back to the labour market quickly. You will deliver an exceptional service to local people helping them to access a coordinated offer of labour market support and a clear and accessible route to employment, in both established and growing industries. It is expected that you will be able to move away from traditional direct delivery mechanisms to deliver remotely when needed and be innovative and responsive to residents' labour market support needs.

Will provide jobseekers with a personalised programme of support leading to sustained employment, informed by local labour market needs
Have an eye for detail and the ability to complete accurate and compliant customer paperwork and financial record
Be able to use appropriate mechanisms to track and monitor participants, ensuring quality, compliance and data measures are adhered to.
Be able to demonstrate experience in achieving performance and quality assurance targets in line with contractual needs

We are looking for an individual who has the passion, drive and enthusiasm for making a positive impact to those displaced in the labour market, or those who have long term barriers including health conditions. The successful candidate will have excellent customer service and caseload management skills, a performance-driven approach to meeting targets and the ability to work autonomously and as part of a team. It is essential that you can be responsive to new demands with a flexible and can-do attitude. On a day to day basis you will work with partners and stakeholders including Jobcentre Plus, so you must be able to build and maintain excellent working relationships.

The service will be coordinated by NCC’s Employability and Skills service and you will work on an outreach basis across Northumberland and or/virtually.

We are offering:
-A starting salary of £24,982 - (Salary range is £24,982 - £27,741)
-Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
-A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
-Flexible working arrangements (subject to meeting programme and business need)

Essential requirements:
-Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Rachel Druce for an informal discussion.

Contact details: E: rachel.druce@northumberland.gov.uk T: 01670 623892

For a copy of the job description/ person specification please click here

Closing date: midnight on 5th May 2021

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants, in particular, may face during a recruitment process; if Trans applicants have any concerns regarding the process please contact Jag Stockham (Trans HR Support Officer) on 07790 557335 or jag.stockham@northumberland.gov.uk. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend the interview please contact Michelle Pringle - michelle.pringle@northumberland.gov.uk or email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.