Y-WISH Support Officer (Journey to Work)
  • Employer: Horsham District Council
  • Reference: P1459
  • Published: Mon 06/09/2021, 13:50 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 22/09/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £23,541 – £25,991 pa
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Horsham, West Sussex

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Y-WISH Support Officer (Journey to Work)

Horsham District Council’s Economic Development Department is looking for a Youth Employment Support Officer to operate our new Y-WISH Employment Hub in Horsham and provide outreach provision across the Horsham district.

As Y-WISH Support Officer you will play a key role in ensuring that young people (aged 18-24 years) living in the Horsham district, who are unemployed or have been made redundant as a result of the pandemic, get the support they need to help them build confidence, find their direction and find the right employment or training opportunity for them. You will ensure that the Y-WISH Youth Employment Hub project is delivered effectively, and that local objectives and targets are met.

To succeed as Y-WISH Support Officer you will have experience working with young people, preferably in an employment support or similar environment. Experience of engaging with people from all backgrounds, (some of whom will be facing a variety of different challenges) will be key to this role and your communication and customer service skills will be excellent. You will also be able to work individually and as part of a team and you will have good administrative skills. This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference to local young people.

For an informal discussion about this role please call Leigh Chambers, Economic Development Officer for Employment and Skills on 01403 215264 or email leigh.chambers@horsham.gov.uk

Horsham District Council encourages and supports their employees to have a healthy work life balance by supporting their professional development as well as offering 27 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata), a generous benefits package and an online platform offering discounts from online retailers. Staff are eligible to join a contributory pension scheme where the Council contributes 20% of pensionable salary. The Council also provides reimbursement for professional subscriptions and access to a car lease scheme.

If you would like to apply for the role, we highly recommend you show clearly within the ‘Experience Section’ of the application form how you meet the essential criteria detailed within the Role Profile when applying. If you do not make this clear, it is unlikely you will be shortlisted for interview.

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