Employability Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/05/2024 12:00
£30, 296 - £33, 024
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Number of posts:
Closing date:
24 May
Further Information
1x Fixed Term post until 31 March 2025

The Employability Team are looking for an Officer to join the team and help deliver our commitment to supporting residents into work. The successful candidate will have responsibility for supporting the delivery of our Green Start project. Green Start will offer customers the opportunity to embark on ‘career starter roles’ within the green and low carbon sector.The placement programme will support employers but also provide a fantastic opportunity for customers to gain skills and experience within this growing and exciting employment sector.

We are looking for someone who has experience in a supportive role, is confident in advising and guiding people in how to develop their employability skills and is passionate and enthusiastic about supporting people into work. You would need an understanding of the barriers that unemployed customers face, and be proactive, creative and committed to developing partnerships and links to improve opportunities for unemployed customers.

You will need to be organised, IT competent and have the confidence to be able to plan and deliver 1-2-1 support and training sessions.  
Responsibilities will include:
  • Managing a customer caseload and providing 1-2-1 advice and guidance to customers to help them become more job ready.
  • Supporting Green Start employers with their recruitment to the programme.
  • Preparing candidates for their placement and providing a package of pastoral ‘in work’ support.
  • Planning and delivering regular job clubs and training sessions for the residents employed through Green Start.
  • Engaging with employers and training providers.
  • Working with partners and employers to plan events, co-ordinate job bulletins and develop projects.
  • Delivering from a range of community venues, ensuring that our support is local and accessible.

Why work for us
Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) is an arms’ length management organisation (ALMO) responsible for the management of over 26,500 Newcastle homes owned by Newcastle City Council and an additional 700 homes owned by Leazes Homes.
We are one of the largest property management organisations in the region and we provide quality homes together with person-centred support. Our passion is creating great places where people can be proud to live, and our ambition is to be ‘first for housing’.

We offer a competitive salary with access to a Local Government Pension, 24 days annual leave plus bank holidays, agile working, flexi-time, staff network groups and Occupational Health service with free counselling services. We also have many salary sacrifice schemes and you can also benefit from discounted annual travel passes, MOTs and gas servicing.

We promote staff health and wellbeing and are committed to making YHN an amazing workplace where people feel valued and supported. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

If this sounds like you and you’d like to have a chat about the post, please contact Stuart Clarke by email Stuart.Clarke@yhn.org.uk

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.