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Youth Employment Officer

Employer: Islington Council

  • Reference: SSC/4723/RH
  • Published on: Tue 25/07/2017 23:59 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 13/08/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: Full time 35 hours per week
  • Salary: P03 £36,912 - £39,855 p.a.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London
Are you passionate about working with young people, school and employers to create change for the next generation? This role offers a unique opportunity to make a real impact on the skills and employability of young people living in Islington. The iWork Youth Employment team, recently awarded Islington Council’s ‘team of the year’, was established as part of the iWork service to implement the recommendations of the Islington Employment Commission. Through a strong outcome driven partnership approach, the integrated service is opening new pathways for residents into sustainable jobs and career opportunities of their choice. If you see yourself being part of this innovative service, this could be the job for you. You will be passionate about creating career change for the next generation of young people. You will be able to take a lead on this with schools, businesses, training providers and further education providers. You will have a proven track record of working within a school environment and be able to navigate the schools based culture. You will be experienced in bridging the gap between schools, employers and providers and be able to demonstrate systematically how to grasp opportunities and tackle the systemic blocks to open up new career pathways for young people. You will have a good understanding of alternative career pathways, particularly apprenticeships, and be passionate about promoting these to young people, teachers and parents, encouraging parity of esteem between apprenticeships and academic pathways. For an informal discussion about the post please contact Hamish Mackay on 020 7527 7087. Closing date: Sunday 13 August 2017 at 23:59 Interview and test date: Week commencing 4th September 2017 Islington Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, and volunteers to share this commitment.

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