A recent extension to the Liverpool City Region’s ESF Funding means we have an exciting opportunity to join Halton Borough Council’s Ways to Work Team.
European Social Funding was initially awarded for the Ways to Work Programme as part of a wider Liverpool City Region bid to the Department for Work and Pensions. Part of this funding has now been extended to 2020. The aim is to support local unemployed people into work through information, advice, and guidance, job search, coaching and mentoring, training and skills development, and paid work placements known as Intermediate Labour Market placements (ILMs).
The role of the ILM Support Officer is to assist in the quality, compliance and performance of ESF Ways to Work Project provision by supporting ILM participants and providing effective in work support, contributing towards the preparation, delivery, and sustainment of successful ILM placements. The post holder will contribute to strategic plans by providing reports for funding returns and performance reviews. Working closely with the ESF Ways to Work team, partners, ILM participants, and employers you will ensure in work support is completed regularly and processed in a timely manner to meet contracted performance targets and outcomes.
You will be an excellent communicator, self-motivated and well organised with an understanding of the barriers to employment and experience of working in a client focussed environment. You will be able to create rapport with all stakeholders and be focussed on achieving positive outcomes for Halton residents. Educated to at least NVQ 3 in a business, employment, training or care related discipline and/or equivalent level of experience in paid or unpaid work, and preferably have Level 2/GCSE grade equivalent in Literacy and Numeracy.
We are looking for a committed, experienced and qualified ILM Support Officer to work within the Council’s Employment, Learning and Skills division. The successful candidate will provide quality in- work support to address the barriers to employment.
Working under the direction of the Halton Employment Partnership/ESF Manager, the post-holder will work within a small team providing a bespoke service for those with significant barriers to employment.
You will need to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the barriers to employment and how to address these within the workplace.
In return you will receive
- A full training and development package. You will be actively supported and encouraged to build on your skills and knowledge to maximise the opportunities that working for the Council has to offer.
- Annual leave entitlement varies according to length of service and ranges from 25 days to 33 days per year, in addition to eight bank holiday.
- Access to a generous pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme, administered by Cheshire Pension Fund). For full details, see www.cheshirepensionfund.org.uk
- A range of additional staff benefits including car lease scheme, child care vouchers and discounts at a number of local/national businesses
- Free parking
For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Jacqueline Chantler (Halton Employment Partnership/ESF Manager) 0151 511 6087
Interviews will be held on 15th October 2018