Employment Advisor

Renaisi

  • Grade: Officer
  • Salary: £26000 - £28000
  • Location: 290 Mare Street, London
  • Closing: 9:00am, 3rd Oct 2022 BST

Job Description

Renaisi is a social enterprise that helps people and places to thrive.

Founded in 1998 to regenerate deprived neighbourhoods in Hackney, East London, today we do three complementary things:

  • Support people to learn work and connect with their community.

  • Help organisations across the UK to understand and evaluate their impact on communities; and

  • Develop collaborative strategies for improving places.

We're constantly learning from the different perspectives we see from working directly with marginalised communities, with the providers of services and the investors in communities. It gives us a unique perspective on how systems work and how to improve places fairly.

We care about creating the conditions for strong, inclusive communities to thrive. Find out more at www.renaisi.com

Follow us on Twitter (@Renaisi) or on LinkedIn

Contact details:

+44 (0) 20 7033 2600

info@renaisi.com

Unit 2, 3 and 13, 290-296 Mare Street, London, England, E8 1HE

Requirements-

About you:

We’re looking for someone with the relevant skills, knowledge, and experience who wants to make a difference to communities, social organisations and places. Most of all we are looking for someone who will be a great fit for our team, motivated by our mission, and can confidently manage a varied workload, and turn their hand to a range of tasks and challenges.

The purpose of Renaisi’s service delivery department is to support individuals that are excluded in either one or multiple ways; excluded from the economy, excluded from accessing services or socially excluded. Our dedicated team of specialists engage with and support thousands of people every year across fifteen boroughs in London.

Function of the Role:

The function of the post is to assist in the delivery of Renaisi’s Southwark Works programme to high quality standards.

Renaisi’s goal is to help individuals who are residents of the London borough of Southwark and long-term unemployed access sustainable employment, gain in-work progression, access accredited and non-accredited training, improve their digital skills and grow their confidence. Our project will focus on job seekers who are over 50.

To conduct eligibility and initial assessments and provide participants with relevant provision and support participants through a number of tailored, personalised individual and group activities aimed at building digital skills, confidence, wellbeing and improve their prospects of attaining employment.

You will be acting as a single point of contact, you will provide information, advice and guidance services to participants on your caseload, including face-to-face appointments and support sessions; producing action plans; assisting participants through our programmes of training and employment support.

Required to keep accurate participant files and records (including use of our database(s)) and produce output evidence stencils for the compilation of monitoring returns for our funders.

Job description – what the role involves:

  • To be accountable for achieving agreed outcomes, output and personal targets including digital skills and employability training and employment targets

  • To manage a caseload of participants requiring Information, Advice & Guidance (IAG), digital skills, wellbeing support and confidence building

  • To act as the single point of contact for your caseload of participants

  • Support the Programme Manager with quarterly peer-to-peer insight sharing sessions

  • To act as a champion to your participants, listening to their issues and supporting them along their journey

  • To work with internal Renaisi teams and external partners (e.g., Good Things Foundation, JP Morgan, etc.) to share information, collate feedback and make suggestions to the activities being delivered against the needs of the caseload

  • To work closely with participants to identify their needs, refer to external or specialist provision to overcome complex barriers to employment

  • Work with participants to produce individual (SMART) Action Plans with clear goals and actions to overcome identified needs and barriers and provide a clear pathway towards the labour market.

  • To provide participants with a range of different activities aimed at addressing multiple and complex barriers to employment including welfare, language, wellbeing, resilience and confidence.

  • To deliver group workshops relevant to the participants’ needs

  • To work towards the achievement of quality and compliance KPI’s

  • To work within the guidelines of the Good Things Foundation and The Power Up initiative

  • To source suitable employer vacancies and volunteer opportunities through business development to meet the needs of your caseload

  • To support participants in one to one and group activities taking into consideration their personal circumstances and previous history

  • To provide on-going in-work support (aftercare) for participants once they are in employment, both one-to-one and in conjunction with their employer, for up to 26 weeks

  • Ensure maintenance of accurate records of participant data and maintain participant confidentiality

  • Conduct, collate and submit case studies throughout the project

  • Participate in periodic interviews with the external evaluator

  • To adhere and work to our quality standards such as Matrix, Investors in People, ISO9001, etc

  • To complete a number of different administrative duties relating to both participants and contract holders.

  • Promote equal opportunities and cultural development.

  • Carry out all duties in accordance with Renaisi, its Equal Opportunities Policy and Renaisi's Charter.

What we're looking for:

We’re looking for someone with the relevant skills, knowledge, and experience who wants to make a difference to communities, social organisations and places.  Most of all we are looking for someone who will be a great fit for our team, motivated by our mission, and can confidently manage a varied workload, and turn their hand to a range of tasks and challenges. We’re passionate about that and you’ll need to be too!

How to apply:

Please apply via our Job Portal. Please attach a CV and answer all candidate questions to outline your skills and experience against the Job Description and Person Specification . For questions or queries about the role please contact Ade Adebowale at a.adebowale@renaisi.com

CLOSING DATE: Monday 3rd October 2022 at 9am – applications received after this time will not be considered.

Applicants may be considered for other EA opportunities within Services. We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Renaisi is an equal opportunities employer. If you require any adjustments as part of your application please contact us to discuss.

No agencies please.

Benefits:

As much as we’re looking for someone with the relevant skills, knowledge and experience, we are also looking for someone who wants to make a difference to communities, organisations and places. We’re passionate about that and you’ll need to be too!

We want to give back to our team as well and offer:

  • £26k - £28k and Pension

  • 5 days paid charity days per year

  • 25 days holiday entitlement + 1 day per year of tenure (max 5)

  • Cycle To Work Scheme

  • Employee Assistance Programme

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application