POST TITLE: Building Better Opportunities Job Club Support Worker

LOCATION: Age UK Milton Keynes Head Office

RESPONSIBLE TO: Building Better Opportunities Manager

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Supporting clients who attend Job Clubs to use digital technology for:

Developing Job Search Skills; CV’s; Identifying training needs; and

Supporting them into work

POSITION STATUS: 6 months fixed term contract

MAIN PLACE OF WORK: Peartree Centre Milton Keynes

HOURS: 10 to be agreed with the BBO Manager

SALARY: £ 90.00 per week, travel expenses to job clubs reimbursed

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The post holder will be responsible for supporting clients attending Age UK Milton Keynes job clubs. You will carry out initial assessments and devise a personal programme for each client.

The programme is targeted at supporting hard to reach residents in Milton Keynes into employment. It is an initiative that is working with long term unemployed and economically inactive beneficiaries to provide tailored support that enables them to move into sustained employment. The programme is currently scheduled to run until January 2019.

MAIN RESPONSIBLITIES

Complete assessments with clients identifying their training needs and make recommendations to the Project Officer and Manager

Complete a programme that will support clients to remove the barriers that exist to their employment

Complete all paperwork required by ESF/Lottery to ensure compliance with the guidelines of the BBO programme

To set up and support the Job Club at Peartree Bridge (Wednesday 1.30 -4.30pm), you may be required to support job clubs in other areas in Milton Keynes as and when the need arises

To maintain confidentiality of clients on the programme

Attend project meetings and input into the delivery of the programme

Support the BBO Project Officer when required.

To adhere to Age UK Milton Keynes policies and procedures.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate should be able to evidence the following essential criteria:

IAG qualification

DBS required

Experience of working with clients in a sensitive manor

Use of IT, setting up equipment for the Job Club and supporting clients to use search engines

Proven experience in completing forms and understanding the requirements for evidence for the BBO programme (training will be given)

WORKING HOURS

Your working hours are 10 hours per week.

4 hours will be based at Age UK Milton Keynes, Peartree Bridge on Wednesdays

Various locations in MK , Aylesbury and Cherwell

You will need to move to Job Clubs in a timely manner. Your travel expenses to Job Clubs will be reimbursed at the current Age UK Milton Keynes mileage rates.

Working hours may be extended if demand increases at Job Clubs up to 5 hours per week.

To apply for this position please email: Sue.Quinn@AgeUKMiltonkeynes.org.uk

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining your experience.

Closing date: 20th April 2018

Interviews 9th May 2018

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