• Reference: EES27
  • Salary: £24,984.00 - £27,292.00 per annum
  • Contract type: Fixed Term
  • Posted on: 07 April 2021
  • Interview date:
  • Division: Economy and Planning
  • Positions: 1
  • Grade: F
  • Working hours: 37 per week
  • Closing date: 19 April 2021
  • Location: The Boulevard, Crawley
  • Category: Economic development
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About the role

Based at various hubs and outreach in the community, Crawley Borough Council and their Employ Crawley service offer employment information, advice and guidance to local residents. Employ Crawley are now looking to recruit an Adult Employment Support Officer to work with adult Crawley residents on a one year fixed term contract, to be based predominantly at Crawley libraries as well as other locations in the community.

This role supports Crawley residents by providing them with meaningful careers advice and access to employment support, job seeking and skills training. The role involves coaching, mentoring and tailoring provision to support each person’s individual needs. You will help address any complex barriers to employment, identify transferable skills and alternative career pathways.

To be successful you will have a Level 2 IAG Qualification (or a willingness to work towards this) or relevant experience. You will have a good working knowledge of Crawley’s employment and skills landscape and key local partner organisations. You will have skills and ability to build a strong rapport with a diverse range of Crawley residents. You should be comfortable with lone working as well as being able to work effectively as part of a team, you will be comfortable and confident at building excellent working relationships with internal and external partners. You will be social media confident with strong presentation skills and the ability to deliver virtual workshops is essential.

Satisfactory clearance of a Basic Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS) is a condition of employment.

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible, as we may close this advert before the stated closing date if enough applications are received.

Additional information

This post is a one year fixed term contract to start as soon as possible, with potential for extension, subject to funding.

This post will be predominantly based at Crawley libraries, with requirement to travel to other areas, mainly within Crawley.

Post holder will be excluded from flexible hours working scheme, due to the needs of the service being covered.

Satisfactory clearance of a Basic Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS) is a condition of employment.

Employee benefits

We offer a generous employee benefits package, with a range of discounts, benefits and wellbeing incentives to suit everyone.

Our way of working

Our shared values and behaviours reflect the special nature of our council. We encourage all colleagues to put them into practice, whatever job they do. Take a look to see if we are the perfect match.

Safer recruitment

Crawley Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

How to apply

Click the Apply button to complete your application online. Please ensure that the reference details you supply are for your current or most recent employer and that any gaps in employment are covered on your application form. Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a fully completed application form.

For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, please email Ana Maria Maddock, Partnership and Operations Co-ordinator or call on 01293 438499.

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