Sittingbourne, Kent – hybrid working
Could you support a resident to achieve their career goals?
We’re looking for an Employment Support Officer who’s passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. Working as part of Social Impact employment team you’ll be providing information, advice and guidance on a one to one and group basis.
The Employment Support Officer will have the exciting opportunity to devise, plan and deliver an annual programme of residents’/participants’ personal development and employment support activities and projects.
You’ll run a caseload of employment support, advice and guidance for residents, ensuring that all activities contribute effectively to achieving measureable impact for participants in employment readiness progressions and job outputs/outcomes. Within the role you’ll also have the opportunity to promote both Optivo’s wider Social Impact work and local projects and activities to residents and stakeholders. You will also represent Optivo at external meetings, partner events and with external stakeholders.
What you’ll need
You’ll ideally have a professional qualification in employment support, community development, community health service delivery, youth work/young persons’ services, health care provision or relevant work based experience of similar experience. You’ll have prior experience successfully working with customers and community stakeholders to deliver training and advice activities and be used to providing one to one support, information advice and guidance. You’ll also have experience of delivering CV sessions, interview support sessions and job searching support sessions in a group as well as a one to one setting. You’ll have excellent communication and customer service skills, and the ability to prepare precise reports on project activities including performance and financial data and record keeping.
This full-time position is offered on a fixed term basis for 12 months. We can currently offer a hybrid working arrangement, working from our office in Sittingbourne for a minimum of 3 days a week (this may increase due to business need).
Closing date for applications: Sunday 2nd October 2022 at 23:59pm.
What's in it for you
• Life assurance
• Healthcare cash plan
• Eyecare & dental
• Birthday leave
• Retailers discounts
• Cycle to work
• Buy & sell annual leave
• Season ticket loan
• In-house academy & career development
• Flexible working
Inclusion and Diversity
At Optivo we work hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture and environment where people are respected for who they are. Encouraging inclusion is not just about protected characteristics, it’s about celebrating differences of thought, opinion, experience and perspective of each individual. We’re all different in our own way and we want our colleagues to feel comfortable, that they belong, and are safe to be themselves at work, without fear of being judged or excluded, but valued for their contribution to our One Team approach.