Employment Co-ordinator

  • Job Reference: BCP EC
  • Date Posted: 17 February 2021
  • Recruiter: Barons Court Project
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £12,296
  • Role: Frontline jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job Description

  • The Employment Co-ordinator (EC) will lead on all aspects of service aimed at supporting people into employment, including Information, Advice and Guidance.
  • The EC will work with all rough sleepers and those at risk of rough sleeping, with an emphasis for those who have no recourse to public funds
  • The EC will be responsible for building partnerships with employment agencies both inside and outside London
  • They will also liaise with the local Job Centre Plus on behalf of Barons Court Project guests.
  • They will be involved in the development of the post to meet the needs as they change over time with this particular group   

Key areas of Responsibility

Employment Coordinator

  • Promote and initiate partnerships with Employers, Recruitment Agencies and Local Job Centre Plus to provide legitimate work for client group
  • Undertake needs assessments of each guest accessing the Employment Programme and tailor a support plan that sets out a pathway to move forwards
  • Use a variety of methods including coaching, motivational techniques, SMART goals to support guests on their journey  
  • Explain and assist individuals to meet the legal requirements for working in the UK – as a migrant worker, self-employed worker or as an employee
  • Inform guests of employment rights and entitlements in the UK
  • Assist guests with direction to courses for English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL).
  • Assist clients with obtaining a National Insurance Number
  • Assist clients with opening a UK Bank Account
  • Organise translation/interpreting services where necessary
  • Organise travel expenses and appropriate clothing for guests who have secured interviews
  • Provide practical and emotional support and encouragement to the guests within the community
  • Maintain good relationships with all relevant stakeholders and promote the service to other homelessness organisations
  • Run Employability Workshops for small groups of guests
  • Produce resources to equip beneficiaries to write a compelling CV, Cover Letters or complete application forms
  • To prepare guests for Job Interviews and be job ready    

General 

  • To ensure all services operate according to operational specifications and to keep appropriate records
  • To ensure all Health & Safety and organisational policy requirements are met
  • To ensure guests are involved in the planning, delivery and evaluation of services.

Personnel

  • To supervise volunteers (appropriate to areas of work)    
  • To participate in the recruitment, induction and training of volunteers

Financial

  • To be responsible for the Budgets of the Employment Coordinator’s Programme including processing petty cash receipts and ensuring full records are kept   
  • To process petty cash and payments in accordance with the projects policies and procedures    

Record Keeping

  • To keep full and appropriate records including: guests attendance and information; client files; incidents and accidents; attendance of all volunteers and outcomes.

Other 

  • To participate fully in the work of the Project Team
  • To attend team meetings, supervision and such other meetings as may be required                                          
  • To attend training as may be required
  • To undertake such other tasks as may reasonably be said to fulfil the purposes of the post

Closing date for applications:  3rd March 2021

Date for interviews: Friday 12th March 2021