Project Officer – Breakthrough

SALARY: £21,743 per annum

HOURS: 37 hours per week (part time will be considered)

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term until 31st December 2021 (continuation funding awaiting approval)


LOCATION: Coventry

ROLE DESCRIPTION:  FEB21C001 Project Officer – Breakthrough 2021 – Job Description

Job Role

FEB21C001 Project Officer – Breakthrough   

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced project officer to join our team to deliver the Breakthrough project across Coventry. Breakthrough is a part of Building Better Opportunities and is an ESF and The National Lottery Community funded project, helping people across Coventry tackle the financial barriers they face to gaining and sustaining employment, access education and training, and take a full and active role in their local community.

With your proven experience of working in deprived communities you will help people to tackle financial barriers in order to gain sustainable employment and access education and training opportunities.

As part of this role you will:

  • Support delivery of group and 1:1 outreach/drop in sessions;
  • Work at a variety of community locations including schools, libraries & Family Hubbs (remote working is in place during Covid 19 restrictions.
  • Identify financial wellbeing status and provide support;
  • Deliver financial capability training;
  • Raise awareness of the programme amongst communities and other organisations.

You must have an understanding of the financial barriers facing people from deprived communities and experience of working with vulnerable groups.

A driving licence and car that can be used for work purposes is also essential.

At Groundwork West Midlands we pride ourselves in being a family friendly organisation and offer a competitive salary, flexible working hours, a health cash plan scheme, a generous workplace pension and free refreshments. We are committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce.

If you are interested in applying then please send an up to date CV and covering letter stating how your experience/qualifications meet the requirements of this role to:

Closing date: Friday 26th February 2021

CV’s will not be accepted unless accompanied by a covering letter.

 A DBS check will be required prior to commencement in post

FEB21C001 Project Officer – Breakthrough 2021 – Job Description

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