£24,759.14 (+2.5% increase effective 1st April 2018), plus benefits
2 year fixed term contract, 37hrs per week
30 days annual leave plus bank holidays
We are looking for an experienced person to work with unemployed people, who has an understanding of the UK Welfare to Work Programme and has the ability to motivate and mentor people facing social and economic barriers to sustained employment. bdht is delighted to be a key partner in an innovative Worcestershire consortium who has been successful in securing £1 million of Lottery Building Better Opportunities (BBO) and European Social Investment Funding.
You will be required to increase the number of employment opportunities with potential employers and negotiate with them to offer work experience and interview opportunities for participants. Success will be measured by the number of participants you help secure and sustain paid employment. A focus for this role will be working with 16-64 years olds with substance misuse issues, threatened with homelessness or with a mental health condition.
To take forward our success we are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and experienced person to be a BBO Job Coach. You will work with bdht and the wider project team to provide employment support to BBO participants. They will hold or be willing to work towards a qualification in Information, Advice and Guidance. Worcestershire’s Building Better Opportunities project has been shaped by the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, and the Big Lottery Fund is matching funds from the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 to invest in local projects tackling the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth. This success has come from the Worcestershire principal Housing Associations, Redditch Borough Council and a arrange of specialist Voluntary Sector Organisations working together to establish the Fusion consortium. Fusion offers managing agents such as the European and UK Government a local solution for a national programme.
An enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check will be required for this role.