Employment and Training Adviser
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: C/S/23/241093
  • Published: Thu 18/05/2023, 15:17 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 18/06/2023, 23:56 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,000 - £29,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hemel Hempstead , Hertfordshire

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Employment and Training Adviser

Job Title: Employment and Training Adviser
Location: Watford, Three Rivers & Hertsmere – Office base at Apsley
Starting Salary: £27,344 progressing to £30,151 pa
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Permanent

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce 

HCC Services for Young People’s purpose is to enable young people to succeed through the delivery of 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 post provides young people with the support to increase their employability skills.

Job Duties:

To provide employment, training and work-related learning activities support to young people through:

  • Job and work experience brokering
  • Marketing vacancies
  • Enhancing employability skills
  • Carrying out Health and Safety assessments within workplaces

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

Closing Date: Sunday 18th June 2023
Interview Date: Monday 26th June 2023

Additional Information

For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Sam Wignall, IAG WRL Practice Manager – 01442 454652 or email samantha.wignall@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Benefits of Working for HCC:

• Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
• Excellent Career Development
• Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
• Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
• Shopping Discounts
• Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes

How to Apply: As part of the application, you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and asked to answer 4 key questions. This is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge, and experience match what we are looking. If you do not provide answers to the questions and upload to your application, your application will be rejected.

Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employerand guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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

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.

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’


How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

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