Business and Employment Advisor

  • Job Reference: 00095781-1
  • Date Posted: 11 November 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Ashington, Northumberland
  • Salary: £27,344 to £30,151
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The Council
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.
The Service
The Learning and Skills Service (LSS) Employability team deliver employment and skills support to people across Northumberland to move them towards employment. Currently, the team deliver The DWP Work and Health Programme, The DWP JETS programme and an Triage Employment service as part of the Covid-19 Northumberland Response Programme. The Business and Employment Advisor will work alongside LSS staff including Employment Coaches, Business Advisers and LSS Tutors and with other Council services supporting residents to take up employment and training opportunities.
The Business and Employment Advisor role:
The primary function of the role is to source sustainable employment opportunities for employment programme participants within the local employer market, ensuring service levels exceed employers’ expectations.
Participants may be long term unemployed or newly unemployed with barriers to employment and need support to access new employment opportunities. You will have the ability to identify new business opportunities and convert opportunities effectively, explaining fully job roles and expectations to participants on the programme and working in partnership with employers to help fill vacancies.
The successful Business and Employment Advisor candidate will:
- Build and maintain strong and effective relationships with new and existing employers to identify and generate job vacancies
- Support a small caseload of participants with employability and in-work support
- Work with Employment Coaches and other staff to ensure candidates are appropriately matched to employer vacancies and prepared for interview
- Create and deliver employer-related information sessions
- Manage a comprehensive recruitment offer and process to meet business need and contract outcomes.
We are looking for an individual who has the drive and enthusiasm to make a positive impact on the labour market prospects of residents who are now being impacted by the Covid 19 lockdown and subsequent economic downturn.
It is essential to have a clear and full understanding of the local labour market and the support available to residents through existing programmes and services.
You should have experience in building and cultivating excellent working relationships with employers, colleagues and participants and stakeholders.
Proven experience of supporting workless people into employment, excellent customer service skills and a performance-driven approach to meeting targets are essential.
The post will be managed by Northumberland Council’s Learning and Skills team and you will work on an agile basis to optimise performance and be able to travel locally and regionally.
We are offering the Business and Employment Advisor:
- A starting salary of £27,344. (Band 6 )
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
- A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
- Flexible working arrangements (subject to meeting business need)
Essential requirements:
- Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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