Applicants must have experience with apprenticeship programmes, knowledge of the construction industry, available to work the occasional late night/Saturday if required and hold a DBS.
The post will seek to maximise employment, apprenticeships, work experience and training opportunities for all residents'
You must possess empathetic qualities towards unemployed people and people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The postholder will seek to ensure positive experiences and outcomes for both the candidate and employer and swiftly establish measurable targets and well-defined outcomes as guided by the Work Zone Manager.
To deliver business development activity, business visits, marketing to build effective business relationships resulting in account management.
To deliver recruitment campaigns, researching a range of recruitment options with a clear understanding of the recruiting business needs and agreeing a delivery plan.
The successful candidate will have superb communication skills both face to face and over the phone and will have previously been successful working with employers. An ideal background would be within the recruitment / welfare to work sector or customer facing sales.
Description of Duties:
To provide information and support to candidates to access 'in-house' and external employment and training initiatives including apprenticeships , work experience and volunteering opportunities.
To tackle soft skills and barriers to work.
To screen candidates, ensuring that the business recruits talented individuals with relevant experience.
To develop a targeted Individual Action Plan with each candidate and follow up with regular reviews, recording interventions, actions and outcomes on the database
To work with employers, contractors and developers to maximise employment, and work experience opportunities for residents.
Arrange interviews, assessments and 1-2-1's with candidates and recruitment team/hiring managers
To support the development of partnerships with key stakeholders including Jobcentre Plus and internal partners in order to maximise employment and training opportunities for candidates to achieve successful outcomes
Post, monitor and close vacancies using our internal systems
Attend recruitment events such as career's fairs and school events
Provide updates and participate in Recruitment meetings.
Design, facilitate and deliver workshops, to support residents into work, including contacting candidates to provide course information and by keeping tracking databases.
To promote the benefits of work experience as an important route way into employment/further training, particularly for vulnerable groups
To refer candidates to appropriate welfare benefits and debt support agencies, including One Place for them to see work as a means of improving their economic wellbeing
To have a basic understanding of the government's welfare reform agenda especially Universal Credit to maximise employment and work-based training opportunities and embed this within the Job Broker role.
To carry out any other tasks required by the WorkZone Manager.
The following criteria will be used to assess the competencies and technical knowledge of job applicants.
Experience of successfully matching and screening job seekers with vacancies (including long term unemployed and people with disabilities/ health conditions)
Ability to work to team and organisational goals. Can adapt to changing demands and conditions
Ability to build rapport and adapt to client needs
Excellent written and oral communication skills including delivering effective work focused workshops and presentations to workless people, colleagues, schools and to a range of stakeholders and external agencies.
Ability to build excellent relationships with employers to maximise employment and work experience opportunities for residents.
Ability to use relevant IT systems, including excel, to keep databases and analyse and report monitoring data with regards to achieving job outcome targets
A demonstrable commitment to the Council's equal opportunities policy including an ability to manage and respect diversity and implement equalities good practice in relation to the job responsibilities
A good understanding of provision available to support people into work, and of training/support available once in employment
Detailed understanding of:
Worklessness and the barriers to unemployment, particularly low skill levels
Latest government policy and developments on Welfare to Work
Employer needs in relation to recruiting a skilled workforce
For further information please email [email removed] or call our Romford Branch on 01708 380 820.