Job Title: Employment & Training Adviser
Starting Salary: £25,927 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
Hertfordshire County Council Services for Young People enables young people to succeed through targeted prevention and early intervention to address emerging needs, improve life chances and reduce escalation to more expensive and intensive services. It supports young people who are challenged in education, their communities or home life to ensure a successful transition to adulthood.
This is a varied role working as part of a team and will include direct contact with local employers to source a range of work-related opportunities for clients and after appropriate training, carry out Health & Safety checks with employers to support work experience placements.
You will work with a caseload of young people who are Not in Employment, Education or Training providing employment and training opportunities through job brokering and marketing vacancies. You will enhance the employability skills of young people by offering a range of services to include CV writing and interview preparation.
You will have excellent verbal, written and ICT skills and a flexible approach to your work; be able to demonstrate experience of building relationships and networking with employers; the ability to build rapport with young people and evidence of working with them individually and in small groups; have a proactive approach and the ability to advocate and negotiate; you will have an understanding of the issues facing young people who are unemployed and be able to demonstrate how you have effectively challenged stereotyping or other discriminatory practice. A full UK driving licence and access to your own car is essential in order to travel independently.
Benefits for working with Hertfordshire County Council include:
- Excellent Career Development
- Salary exchange for additional benefits
- Excellent pension scheme with employer contributions
- Discounts on everyday shopping/holidays/entertainment/leisure along with cashback with our Herts Rewards Scheme
- Staff Support Groups
- Occupational maternity / paternity and adoption pay
- Excellent Wellbeing schemes
For an informal discussion on the role please contact David Hoskins firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Sunday 21st August 2022
Interview date: 30th August 2022
How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.
Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here
Fixed Term and/or Secondment: This is a Fixed Term or Secondment vacancy. If you work for HCC or any other Local Authority and would like to be considered as a Secondment contract, please ensure you complete the attached Secondment Form as part of your application. If you do not, your application will be considered as a Fixed Term Contract only.
Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role a DVLA check will be required on appointment.
Women Only for Care Homes Only: We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender, however as women are currently under-represented in this particular area, we would encourage applications from members of this group. Appointment will be based on merit alone.
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
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Hertfordshire County Council is currently undertaking a review of its pay structure and terms and conditions. The council is undertaking this review as part of its commitment to continuing to be an employer of choice, by ensuring that its pay and terms and conditions are relevant to future working practices. You can read more about this on our website
CS Roles Only: We expect all Children Services employees to fulfil Hertfordshire's Professional Promise for how children, young people & young adults with special educational needs and / or disabilities and their families should be treated. It is our agreement to place families and children at the centre of what we do, and helps parents and carers to understand and be able to hold us to account for how we provide our services. For further information please visit:‘Professional Promise’