Senior Employment Advisor

Role: Senior Employment Advisor

Contract Type: Fixed Term to 30th June 2022

Operational Area: Sussex & Surrey

Location: Hastings/ Rother

REF:  SS03

Role Description:

The Senior Employment Advisor provides the vital link between workless residents and the work and training opportunities available to them through Groundwork South’s Greener Futures  Employment, Skills and Training programme. They support, coach and mentor Employment Advisors and teams, whilst providing support to the Programme Manager in the delivery of the Employment and Skills Contracts, and the management of the staff and teams that deliver against these. Groundwork’s employment programmes work with 16-18 year olds as well as adults.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Employment Adviser to lead, coach and mentor Employment Advisors and Teams on delivery of employment contracts including client engagement and working with them to achieve their training access to training, education and sustainable jobs.

The successful candidate will have a level 3 or 4 NVQ qualification in Information, Advice and Guidance, or equivalent experience.  A PTLLS or DTLLS qualification in teaching to adults is also desirable. They will have a successful track record in leading and managing a team delivering outreach information and guidance. They will have the ability to manage accurate records including client development data and logs and the completion of funders’ and awarding bodies’ paperwork.

Main Duties:

  • Lead, coach and mentor Employment Advisors and Teams on delivery of employment contracts including client engagement and working with them to achieve their training access to training, education and sustainable jobs.
  • Support the management and administration of data and records relating to the delivery of the agreed outcomes of the employment programmes.
  • Work with and encourage workless individuals who may face multiple barriers to their engagement in work or who lack motivation to develop their confidence and belief in the benefits of a working life, and in further education and training.
  • Assist individuals to gain entry into employment or training by delivering Groundwork South’s employment contracts and training programmes.

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.

A job application pack can be downloaded below. Please send to Louise Bucknell on or post to Groundwork South, Energy Youth Centre, 79 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9DQ. For more information regarding the post, please contact Teresa Flower at

Closing Date: Sunday 2nd August 2020

Interview Date: First interviews Friday 7th August, second interviews w/c 10th August 2020

Application Pack:

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

How To Apply

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.