Qualification: Level 4 Employability Practitioner
Contract Length: 24 months
We’re looking for a dynamic Apprentice Job Hub Advisor to work with residents and provide information, advice and guidance. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to support residents to overcome barriers to employment and find and maintain good quality work. If you like working with people and building relationships, or if you are already supporting and advocating for your own community, you may be perfect for the role of Apprentice Employment and Training Advisor!
This role is a key part of the neighbourhood approach we’ve developed, to make sure we are delivering employment support in ways that work for our residents. This neighbourhood approach sits within a wider suite of activity we are undertaking to better support residents into work – including better networking with our existing providers, increasing provision of job brokerage and in work support, and creating an inclusive business environment in the borough that supports residents into good work. It’s an exciting time to join this work in Camden!As part of this, we have established new Job Hubs in Gospel Oak, Regent’s Park, and Kilburn, to make sure that residents can access support close to where they live, and specific to the needs of their community.
Example outcomes or objectives that this role will deliver:
- Meeting with residents to understand their goals and aspirations.
- Assisting our Job Hub Advisers to provide one-to-one support with the objective of supporting citizens to improve their employability, self-esteem/motivation and move forward along their journey towards good work.
- Assisting and learning from our Good Work Brokerage team to Develop and maintain effective working relationships with employers, recruitment agencies, training agencies, specialists and practitioners, in order to maximise employment opportunities for residents.
- Bringing the right support together around a client to help them achieve their goals and aspirations – learning about existing provision and getting to know other practitioners in Camden.
- Playing an active role in the Camden Employment & Skills Network and championing its new ways of working.
- Building a personal reputation as an important member of the Job Hub team; building relationships and gaining trust and confidence.
Technical Knowledge and Experience:
- An understanding, and passionate interest in the barriers to employment and training experienced by disadvantaged communities.
- An interest in developing skills that will help you work confidently with residents in a demanding environment, including risk management.
- A desire to learn how to work with a number of individuals and/or agencies to achieve effective outcomes.
- Knowledge and interest in current education, employment and training opportunities available to clients ranging in age from young people to senior citizens.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and to demonstrate sensitivity.
- Desire for professional development with a commitment to participate in appropriate training.
- Understanding or awareness of data protection and confidentiality, and a willingness to learn and understand more.
- Commitment to and understanding of equal opportunities, with an open approach to learning how to work with a diverse community.
- Good IT skills, with the ability to use Excel and Microsoft Teams.
- Ability to use Case Management Systems, or a willingness to undertake training.
- Be a 16+ years old Camden resident/Camden care leaver/former Camden Primary or Secondary School student
- Have been resident in the UK / EU for the last 3 years
- Have relevant ID proving right to work in the UK, that you MUST provide at the pre-screening session
- Not have an Employability Practitioner (Level 4) or equivalent qualification
- If you are shortlisted for the pre-screen interview you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to ensure you meet the minimum requirements to be eligible for the apprenticeship. The only exceptions to this are if you have already passed these with us or have/will produce certificates to show you have already met these minimum requirements.
Important Note - role may close early if we get enough suitable applications – those interested are encouraged to apply ASAP.
Note: All Camden employees are expected to be flexible in undertaking the duties and responsibilities attached to their post and may be asked to perform other duties
Diversity and Inclusion
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.
To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website: Inclusion and diversity - Camden Careers - Camden Council (camdenjobs.co.uk)
Asking for Adjustments
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes, making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neuro-diverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you have would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please let us know on your registration form in the section about reasonable adjustments. Alternatively, you can email email@example.com or call 02079748778 to discuss.