Employment Co-ordinator

  • Job Reference: BCP EC
  • Date Posted: 29 April 2021
  • Recruiter: Barons Court Project
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £12,296
  • Role: Frontline jobs
  • Job type: Contract
  • Duration: 1 year with the possibility to extend if funds are raised.
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job Description

We are looking for an Employment Co-ordinator to join our team.

Purpose of Job

  • The 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

  • Promote and initiate partnerships with Employers, Recruitment Agencies and Local Jobcentre 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.

2.0: Personnel

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

3.0: Financial

  • To be responsible for the Budgets of the Employment Co-ordinator’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 

4.0: Record Keeping

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

5.0: 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

Person specification:

Employment Co-ordinator (Part Time Role) 16 Hours per week.

Skills:

  • Ability to work alongside people from all backgrounds including those from marginalised communities especially those who are homeless or living with mental health issues  
  • Build and maintain strong, long ­term relationships with a range of stakeholders including statutory services, 3rd sector organisations and corporate groups
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to persuade both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to write and deliver group work sessions both with guests and outside bodies
  • Creativity, imagination and an entrepreneurial attitude towards expanding the service
  • Capacity to work under pressure and meet deadlines for multiple tasks Ability to deal directly with Stakeholders and partners
  • Strong administrative skills with a high attention to detail
  • Collaborative, team player
  • Designing programmes for 1-1 and group work with regard to increasing employment opportunities

Knowledge:

  • Up to date knowledge of issues facing people who are homeless or living with mental health issues
  • Benefits and Welfare Payments
  • Of the external environment and trends within the sector

Experience:

  • Of working with people who are homeless or living with mental health issues(E)
  • Of recruiting, supervising and managing volunteers (D)
  • Designing and delivering group work (E)

Closing date for applications:  17th May 2021

Date for interviews: Week commencing 24th May 2021

To apply email your CV and a supporting statement on how you meet the Person Specification to michael@baronscourtproject.org