Employment Advisor: IMPACT in Bristol

Employment Advisor for IMPACT in Bristol

Location:        Bristol

Contract:        Fixed term to 31st December 2022

Salary:             Circa £24,000 – £26,000 per annum

Hours:             37.5 hours 

The Integrating Migrant People through Activities to Connect & Thrive (IMPACT) project aims to support 600 migrants (Third Country Nationals) by assisting them to integrate into UK society through a programme of holistic activities, coordinated and delivered through 3 key areas: Language, Preparation for Work and Cultural/Community activities. IMPACT will be delivered in two areas, West London and Bristol, and is funded by AMIF (the EU’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund).

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Employment Adviser to lead on delivering group and 121 IAG (Information, Advice and Guidance) sessions, employability skills training, careers advice and pastoral care, under the Preparation for Work strand, for Third Country Nationals (TCNs). The Employment Adviser will be working with individuals who may face multiple barriers or lack the motivation to access employment and will need to develop their confidence and belief in the benefits of working life and in further education and training.

The successful candidate will have a level 3 or 4 NVQ qualification in Information, Advice and Guidance or equivalent, or relevant experience which should be detailed in the application form. They will have a successful track record in communicating effectively and providing support to different client groups in a range of settings and are able to motivate and inspire people facing multiple barriers to training and employment through the delivery of quality IAQ sessions. Being able to speak Levantine Arabic is desirable but not essential.

Main duties:

  • Lead on delivering group and 121 IAG (Information, Advice and Guidance) sessions, employability skills training, careers advice and pastoral care, under the Preparation for Work strand, for Third Country Nationals (TCNs).
  • In doing so, support refugees to integrate into their communities in line with IMPACT programme objectives.
  • Be open to contributing to the delivery of a wide range of projects and programmes within the Groundwork South Bristol portfolio, including sharing experiences from IMPACT with other staff.
  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality community work, in line with the requirements of funders and partners.
  • Ensure professional best practice and compliance with internal finance, project management systems and procedures.

In return we offer:

  • 25 days per annum plus English Bank Holidays
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Scope to continuing development of your professional skills

Groundwork South is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable groups. In line with our Safer Recruitment & Selection Policy and Procedure, successful applicants are subject to references and an enhanced with barred lists disclosure check.

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Application Form

Job Description and Person Specification

How to apply

Quote reference WOFE01 and send the application to Louise.Bucknell@groundwork.org.uk or post to Groundwork South, Energy Youth Centre, 79 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9DQ.

For more information regarding the post, please contact Zoey Ayling:

Closing date for applications: 12th July 2020

Interview date: 21st July 2020

CVs will not be accepted. No agencies, please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response.

Groundwork South is committed to transforming people’s lives and places through social, economic and environmental action. In terms of development and delivery of these projects we work across three business themes, Parks & Open Spaces, Youth & Employment and Greener Living & Working.

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. To demonstrate our commitment, we have been awarded the Disability Confident Scheme Symbol, which is awarded by the Employment Service. We guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the post. If you consider yourself to have a disability and would like to apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme please complete the Guaranteed Interview Scheme form (at the top of our current vacancies page) and submit this with your application. We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery.

Groundwork South is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age. A copy of our Equality and Diversity policy may also be made available to candidates on request.