Navigator (Employment Support Advisor) – Moving On Tyne & Wear

Job title:                        Navigator – Employment Support Advisor

Salary:                            Circa £21,500 per annum, pro rata

Hours:                           Part Time18.5 hours per week, 2.5 days per week

 (Fixed Term till 31/12/2020)

Reporting to:                Team Leader

Location:                        Sunderland


About us

Groundwork aims to be the UK’s leading regeneration charity, working through partnership to create communities in which people are proud to live and work.

Moving On Tyne & Wear (MOTW) is joint-funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund, and aims to support people with a range of complex needs across Tyne and Wear to move towards or into training and employment.

This project is led by Mental Health Concern (MHC) and supported by the Northern Inclusion Consortium (NIC) which is comprised of four leading North East charities; Changing Lives, Humankind, Groundwork NE & Cumbria, and Mental Health Concern, each with a well-established commitment to deliver community-based services for people with complex needs, to make lasting and positive change and to move, in time, into training and employment.

About the role

We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic individual to join our Moving On Tyne & Wear team as a Navigator.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team and will manage a caseload of Moving on Tyne and Wear participants in Sunderland providing them with 1:1 support, helping them overcome health barriers to employment and training.

The post holder will help participants to accept, adjust to and when able recover from physical and/or mental health conditions. They will be responsible for supporting them through every stage of their journey, addressing barriers to engagement and introducing activities to support progression into education and employment.

As a Navigator you would be responsible for supporting participants through every stage in their journey, addressing barriers and introducing activities to support progression.

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced disclosure endorsed by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

About you

We are seeking someone with experience in supporting people with health problems to access mainstream activities and resources which will help them to better manage their conditions and move towards or into employment. You must have the ability to work effectively as a member of a team as well as the ability to work on your own initiative. Having experience of working in communities and engaging workless participants is essential whilst maintaining a professional, tactful and patient approach.

To find out more about the role and our organisation, take a look at our candidate pack, or for an informal discussion about this role please contact Jason Sheriff, Team Leader on 07812 992191.

Want to apply?

Great.  All you need to do is complete the application form below;

Navigator – Job Description

Navigator – Person Specification

Navigator – Candidate Pack

Application Form

Closing Date:       Noon on Monday 11th November 2019

All completed applications should be emailed to or by post to Groundwork NE & Cumbria, Grosvenor House, 29 Market Place, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7NP.

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We want you to be yourself at Groundwork and we value everything that makes you unique. We recognise and celebrate your difference and together we make Groundwork a special and great place to work.

Groundwork NE & Cumbria is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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