Employment Information and Guidance Officer (Hackney Works)

29424.00 - 31140.00 GBP Annual + (SO1)
14 Nov 2017
23 Nov 2017
Job Type

Employment Information and Guidance Officer (Hackney Works)

Fixed Term Contract / Secondment until 31 March 2020 - Full Time

GBP29,424 - GBP31,140 per annum (SO1)

Work Hours: 36 Hours per Week

Hackney is London's most diverse and dynamic borough. Stretching from the edge of the City, to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in the tech, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green space than any other inner London borough, some of the capital's best schools, and first class transport connections, which combined with excellent local public services and a thriving arts, cultural and retail sector, are fast making it one of London's most popular areas to live, work and visit. Our challenge is to make sure that our borough's economic growth provides benefits for everyone who lives here, and to create opportunities that will transform the lives of local people.

We know that staff are key to our success and we are seeking people with ambition, creativity and commitment to our values to help us achieve the best for the people of Hackney.

Our award winning Hackney Works scheme supports residents of all abilities - providing coaching, creating action plans and identifying training needs. We provide a tailored service designed to address individual needs, enabling residents to overcome barriers and develop skills to support job readiness and find employment.

As Employment Information and Guidance Officer, you will be responsible for attracting, registering and progressing residents to achieve work placements. You will be required to use a variety of techniques to provide information, advice and guidance to achieve sustainable employment. Coaching individuals with job searching techniques and interview skills will be required, combined with assisting customers to create action plans for employment and supporting them to achieve these goals.

Experience of helping customers with barriers to improve their employment and job search skills to secure employment is required for this role, combined with experience of delivering information to people with diverse communication needs. You will also have the ability to work closely with and establish positive relationships with residents, Chief Officers, officers of the Council and external agencies, as well as excellent verbal, written and presentational skills.

We are looking for individuals with a demonstrable track record of placing people into paid employment. This position will suit a self-starter, who is able to use their own initiative, whilst also implementing evidence based employment models.

Flexibility is required for this role as you will be required to work outside of normal office hours and attend evening meetings and committees.

At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey, please apply now.

It is essential that you attach a supporting statement (no more than 2 sides of A4), addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification. Please use the Personal Specification when structuring this.

Closing date: Sunday 26 November 2017 (22:59 hrs)

We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome a diversity of talent to apply.