BMBC Employment and Skills team are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic Information Advice and Guidance practitioner who is passionate about supporting unemployed residents and helping them progress towards, or into, education, employment or training opportunities.
The post is 37 hours per week and is funded through the European Social Fund (ESF) program- Pathways to Success (Project Number 28S19P03479) . The post is initially offered on a fixed term basis until 31/3/2022 but may be extended, subject to funding.
You will need to be enthusiastic, determined and engaging with good communication skills and a positive outlook. You will be expected to encourage, motivate and empower customers providing support to help them overcome any barriers and fulfil their potential. You will need to have an understanding of the local labour market, including key employers, as well as being knowledgeable about a range of local and national providers who can support health, wellbeing, learning and training opportunities.
The ability to keep accurate reports of meetings is a key requirement for the role, but you should also be organised, responsive and flexible to meet, and support, the needs of the residents. You should be able to support job seekers with developing and updating a CV as well as assisting with job applications and providing support for interviews.
Applicants will need to be able to work flexibly as occasional evening and weekend work may be required. As Covid-19 restrictions are removed, there is an expectation that some of the working week will be based within one of our offices located within Barnsley, but you may be asked to work at other venues across the Borough.
In order to attract candidates with suitable experience to support this project, this role is a career progression opportunity offered at two levels. For the level 1 position you will require a minimum Level 2 in English and be qualified to at least Level 3. The level 2 opportunity requires Level 2 in English and a minimum Level 4 IAG qualification or equivalent in a related field. Where a level 4 IAG qualification is not held there may be the possibility of undertaking this qualification as a development opportunity.
Please note that offers of employment are conditional on the production of the required certificates so it is important that you check the job profile to ensure you have these before you submit your application. For this role an Enhanced DBC check will also be undertaken.
For an informal discussion, please contact Carol Booth on 07795305852
Interviews are expected to be held on week commencing 6th December 2021