SalaryGBP £33,759 to £34,986 33759
ServiceEmployment and Skills
Contract TypeFixed Term / Secondment - Full Time
Fixed Term/Secondment Contract for 18 months
Hackney Works is Hackney Councils flagship employment and skills programme which supports residents who are out of work or on low incomes into employment. This post is a highly rewarding opportunity to play a key role in supporting and empowering residents who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to achieve positive outcomes through helping them to progress their employment goals, increase their earnings and to secure sustainable tenancies.
The post holder will manage a caseload of clients and provide personalised support to progress clients towards employment, help them to sustain employment and progress once in work. They will develop appropriate action plans with clients, provide employability support, deliver employability training, provide practical support to help individuals to address barriers to work and achieve agreed goals. The post holder will also work with key partners to enhance the support available to clients and they will maintain comprehensive records of client engagement, support and outcomes.
The ideal candidate will…
- – Have experience in the employment & skills sector working with adults with multiple barriers to work
- – Excellent communication and organisational skills
- – High standards of customer care
- – Experience of partnership work
- – Have knowledge of benefits and welfare reforms
- – Be empathetic and compassionate
- – Have good IT and administrative skills
- – Have an ability to work on own initiative and possess a can do attitude
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
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!
Please refer to the Job Description and Personal Specification for more information.
It is essential that you attach a supporting statement, 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.
Closing date for applications: 21 July 2019
Interviews: 06 August 2019 (TBC)
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.