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Work for Us: Job Vacancy

26 May 2021
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Work for Us: Job Vacancy

Advocate for the Building Better Opportunities programme
Grade G – £22,183 – £24,491
Temporary Post for 6 months, 37 hours a week. Job share will be considered

We are looking for two exceptional advocates to work with participants on our Building Better Opportunities programme.

The successful applicants must have experience of supporting vulnerable people, working with targets and objectives and be enthusiastic and able to work as part of a busy team.

Applications should be submitted by 12 noon on 28th May, Interviews will be on the 9th June via Teams.

Building Better Opportunities Programme

The Building Better Opportunities programme, which is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund, has awarded a multi-million-pound contract to Business Enterprise Support (BES), who will work with partners across the south of the county.

The project, which began in January 2017 and is anticipated to run until September 2022, aims to help those who experience multiple barriers to work in finding a job or in being better placed to look for work.

The project will focus on key groups who typically find they have multiple problems to overcome in finding suitable employment.

Project aims

This project aims to provide holistic support for disadvantaged people who are not in work within Stafford and South Staffordshire. Its focus will be on the delivery of tailored support to give those with multiple barriers to employment more chance of getting a job as part of a ‘managed participant journey’ to work. As such we aim to achieve a range of outcomes that reflect progression towards employment, including, for example, becoming employed, moving into education or training, entering job search, improving health, increasing self- confidence and the acquisition of work skills.

The project will focus on key groups who typically find they have multiple problems to overcome in finding suitable employment.
These are:

  • People aged over 50
  • Lone parents
  • Those with low skills or qualifications
  • People with long-term health condition or disability
  • Those from an ethnic minority group
  • Those living in ‘low employment demand’ areas
  • Those who experience more than one of the following: homelessness, substance misuse, history of offending and mental ill-health.

Posts

The Revenues and Benefits Service at South Staffordshire Council are one of the organisations working in partnership to deliver the programme. These posts are jointly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund.

How to Apply

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