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Advisor (Restart Programme)
  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: ECR/21/165914
  • Published: Tue 28/09/2021, 9:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 17/10/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Mon-Fri between 09:00-17:30
  • Salary: £22183 to £24491
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Halton Borough Council, Cheshire

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Advisor (Restart Programme)

Advisor- RESTART, Fulltime 37 hours per week

FTC until 31/12/2024

We are looking for a committed, experienced and qualified Advisor to work within the Council’s Employment, Learning and Skills division. The successful candidate will provide quality information, advice and guidance to unemployed Halton residents.

Working under the direction of the one of the Service Managers, you will work within a small team providing a bespoke employment support service for unemployed and/or vulnerable people with health conditions who have been referred to the DWP Restart Programme, assisting them in seeking, obtaining and sustaining employment.

You will manage a diverse caseload of adults and take responsibility for maximising the turnover of individual appointments to ensure participants are fully supported and that efficiencies and income generation are maximised. You will utilise a multi-channel platform (digital, video, telephone) to provide participants with the choice of how, when and where they engage.

You will guide and advise participants from the beginning of their employment journey, applying employment assessment tools to determine a bespoke package of support for the individual. The post will involve planning and delivery of Job Hubs, Interview Skills and CV workshops. You will be required to develop personal knowledge of CV writing styles and effective interview preparation techniques.

You will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of specialist organisations and their functions, both within and outside of the borough, supporting and signposting participants to appropriate support services (e.g. addictions, debt advice, business start-up), and ensuring details are kept up to date on the CRM and bespoke IT systems.

 In return you will receive:

  • Competitive Salary of £22183 - £24491
  • A full training and development package. You will be actively supported and encouraged to build on your skills and knowledge to maximise the opportunities that working for the Council has to offer.
  • Annual leave entitlement varies according to length of service and ranges from 25 days to 33 days per year, in addition to eight bank holidays.
  • Access to a generous pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme, administered by Cheshire Pension Fund). For full details, see
  • Free parking

The role wil be based across our main delivery sites - Halton People into Jobs, Church Street, Runcorn and/or Kingsway Learning, Centre, Widnes.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Lynsey Carr 0151 511 7547 or Mellanie Holden 0151 511 6233.

Please refer to the Person Specification when coompleting your application.

Interviews will be held on 2nd November 2021