Employment Liaison Officer 3477

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 13/02/2022 23:59
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Admin / Secretarial / Customer Services
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
"Compass House, Blyth"
Number of posts:
Closing date:
13 Feb
Further Information

This vacancy is being advertising internally in the first instance to employees and agency workers of Northumberland County Council. Where it is not possible to appoint from the existing workforce, the vacancy may subsequently be released to external candidates. Please note that employees working within a school are not considered as internal applicants. If you apply for this position and are not an internal applicant by this description your application will not be processed.

Please note this post may be offered on a secondment basis, please make sure to discuss this with your line manager first and ensure you have their permission to pursue it

FIXED TERM TO 31/03/2023

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 role
An opportunity has arisen within our ESF Working Homes Employability project team for an Employment Liaison Officer. .

The ESF Working Homes project has been running since June 2019 and is part of a wider partnership in the North of Tyne Combined Authority. The project is specifically designed to help and support Social Housing Tenants find work and ultimately not rely on benefits for income.

The aim of the project is to work with our tenants in supporting them into employment.

This is done in a number of ways such as identifying relevant college courses, looking for volunteering opportunities, helping with job applications and CV's and above all supporting them through their journey on the project.

You do not necessarily need to have experience of working in social housing, however you do need to be excellent at communication and be able to talk and engage not only with our tenants but with partners, colleagues and relevant agencies. Experience of employability would be a benefit, however, an ability to apply common-sense and a genuine desire to help our tenants are essential and are key attributes for this job.

You will also have a performance driven approach to meeting targets, this is a crucial element of the successful delivery of the project.

If you are looking for a new challenge or an opportunity to try something different and develop and gain new skills whilst in a housing setting, this could be ideal for you.

We are offering:
A starting salary of £24,982 - £27,741 (Band 6)
25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service)(pro-rata for part-time employees)
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
Flexible working arrangements

Essential requirements:
You must have a full current driving licence and have access to a car.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Amanda Mason, Engagement & Sustainability Manager, on 07855126121 for an informal discussion.


This post is part funded via the European Social Fund as part of the England 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth programme and relates to Northumberland County Councils Norh of Tyne Working Homes Project

Please note that this is a full time position but applications on a secondment or part time basis would be considered for the right applicant. For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council Website.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. 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 an interview please also let the team know.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed.

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, your application process will be directed to our Taleo system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with Taleo, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘hr-empty@invalidemail.com’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.