Employment Support Officer (Restart)

Location
Greenwich, London (Greater)
Salary
£32.418 - £34.209
Posted
13 May 2021
Closes
26 May 2021
Ref
REC/21/00263
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Contract

Employment Support Officer (2 yr Fixed Term Contract)

Greenwich Local Labour and Business (GLLaB) is the Council’s Employment and Job Brokerage Service and is now recruiting to a range of roles, to deliver an exciting new project called Restart

Restart is a government scheme which aims to give Universal Credit claimants who have been out of work for at least 12 months enhanced support to find jobs in their local area.  GLLaB will be working at the forefront of this scheme for the residents of Royal Greenwich.

Restart is a time limited project and dependent on income generated from external funding, on a Payment by Results model. The programme will help unemployed individuals to get back into sustainable work, through job outcome focused support, tailored to the individuals’ needs.

The Employment Support Officer role is key to supporting unemployed residents to progress into work through effective caseload management and relevant interventions to aid progression into work.

We are looking for candidates that can work within target driven environment, with a customer centered focus and commitment to supporting people into work. The ideal candidate will be highly organised, resourceful and able to build good relationships with customers and partners.

We are looking for people to deliver a high-quality service to residents through the effective delivery of GLLaB’s externally funded programmes. We are recruiting for multiple roles for a newly created team delivering the DWP funded ‘Restart’ programme, as part of the national “Plan for Jobs”, commencing in June 2021 to 2024/25, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and impact on the labour market.

This is an exciting and valuable project for Royal Greenwich, if you are interested in applying for this role, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please click the Apply button below and complete an application form.

Please ensure that you clearly set out in your supporting statement how you meet the criteria set out in the Person Specification document.

In return, we offer a range of staff benefits and are committed to staff development and creating a supportive environment for colleagues to flourish and develop. We’re always open to discussing various flexible working arrangements and understand how these can help achieve a good work/life balance.

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the opportunities, please contact please contact Levent Bellikli on 07548 117 103 or email levent.bellikli@royalgreenwich.gov.uk 

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Levent Bellikli ;    levent.bellikli@royalgreenwich.gov.uk      07548 117 103   

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or call 020-8921-8977

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Standard DBS: This role requires a Standard DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

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