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Employability Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/08/2019 23:59
£22,021 - £23,836 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne, YHN House

Job details 

Closing date:
18 Aug

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Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

This post is part of the North of Tyne Working Homes Project. Working Homes is a European Social Fund (ESF) programme that supports local people into employment and training.

At YHN our vision is to be ‘First for Housing’. We have bold plans for the future and our people are key to us achieving our goals, so we want to attract the very best.

We manage more than 26,000 homes on behalf of Newcastle City Council and provide a huge range of support services to our customers. From benefits and money advice to providing a repairs and maintenance service and supporting customers with their tenancies, we strive to make living easier.

Our new business strategy, Destination 2022, sets out how we’re going to achieve our vision. The journey to Destination 2022 is guided by our values - Ready, Amazing, Revolutionary, Energetic - we live and breathe them and they shape how we work day to day.

We offer a forward thinking and open environment where our people are empowered to make a difference, coupled with competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits.
These benefits include flexible working, generous annual leave allowance, local government pension scheme and access to extensive learning and development opportunities plus regular support from your manager.

Employability Officer
Fixed term contract to March 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in the YHN Employability Team and provide support for customers looking for work. YHN are a delivery partner on the Working Homes Programme funded through the European Social Fund (ESF). The project aims to support customers who have barriers to employment. The role will involve working directly with the customers who are registered on this programme, helping them to develop a range of different skills.

The successful candidate will have the:
- Organisational skills to manage a caseload of customers who register on the project.
- Technical skills to provide 1-2-1 employability support in various different locations.
- Ability to create and deliver tailored action plans for customers.
- Confidence to support the delivery of group training sessions.

Most of our full-time vacancies are available on a job share basis, if you want to discuss this option for this vacancy or if you would like to have an informal discussion about the post, please contact Bijoli Deypurkaystha on 0191 2771187 or email yhnjobs@newcastle.gov.uk

If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have any unspent criminal convictions.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV’s, only online applications. To apply, click on the “Apply for this job” tab. Any communication sent to you regarding your application will be sent to the email address you have set up on your North East Jobs account, so you will need to ensure that you check your inbox.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 27 August 2019.

YHN is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all groups regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, disability, age, race, maternity and pregnancy, marriage and civil partnership and gender reassignment.

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