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Employment Support Officer.3870

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
03/08/2021 23:59
£20,092 - £21,748
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Admin / Secretarial / Customer Services
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Wansbeck Workspace
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
3 Aug

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Further information

Employment Support Officer (permanent, 37hpw)

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.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service

The Learning and Skills Service delivers employment and skills support to residents across Northumberland. Our ambition remains stronger than ever – we want every resident of Northumberland to have the opportunity to develop skills that can help them to retrain, find employment, advance their career or try out something new.

The role: Employment Support Officer

If you are passionate about making a difference and helping others then the role of Employment Support Officer will enable you to deliver a genuine positive impact to people who are looking for, or who have just recently taken up employment. You will assist Employment Coaches, Skills Tutors and managers withing the service to deliver employment support to residents who have been affected by the downturn in the labour market. This may include people recently made redundant, the long-term unemployed and those who may have long term barriers to employment. We are looking for an individual who can deliver an exceptional service to local people, be responsive to new demands with a flexible and can-do attitude.

You will be employed by NCC’s Employability and Skills service who deliver employment programmes including the DWP Restart Scheme, Building Better Futures and Job Entry Targeted Support (JETS). You will be based at the services Ashington Campus at Wansbeck Workspace and there will be a requirement for you to work on an outreach basis across Northumberland and or/virtually as and when required.

We are offering:
-A starting salary of £20,092 - (Salary range is £20,092 - £21,748)
-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 programme and 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.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Rachel Druce for an informal discussion.

Contact details: E: rachel.druce@northumberland.gov.uk T: 01670 623892

For a copy of the job description/ person specification please see the supporting documents.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 3rd August 2021.

Please note that this is a full time position but applications on a secondment or part time basis would be considered for the right applicant. For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council Website.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please also let the team know.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes. Although we advertise on North East Jobs, your application process will be directed to our Taleo system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with Taleo, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘hr-empty@invalidemail.com’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

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