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Housing Employment Officer

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
Wandsworth, London (Greater)
£30,558 - £37,026
Closing date
2 Jan 2022

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Regeneration and Local Economies, Housing, Housing Associations
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The Role

Work Match, Richmond and Wandsworth council’s jobs and skills brokerage is recruiting for three Housing Employment Officers to support an exciting new project Connecting Communities helping Wandsworth residents living in the borough’s social housing to access the 1000’s of job opportunities in the borough.

The Role

The primary purpose of this position is delivering the Connecting Communities Programme provide an employment service delivering sustainable employment outcomes for a diverse range of residents, with a particular focus on our residents living in the borough’s social housing.  Providing a comprehensive, effective, integrated, systemically informed employability service as part of the Connecting Communities programme. Working closely with colleagues in the Housing Department, to engage with residents in our social housing to provide employment support to access vacancies offered by the council’s Work Match service. 

Our objective is to ensure that residents registered with the Wandsworth Work Match brokerage service (and associated services) can access employment or training appropriate to their needs.

About you

You will be an ambitious self-starter, ready to take on the challenge of joining a successful job brokerage service for talented local people.

The ideal candidate will be able to deliver high quality advice and guidance, CV preparation, job readiness preparation and be able to successfully match local people to jobs created in the associated boroughs that Work Match operates. The post holder will also work closely with key stakeholders to identify suitable training provision for residents whilst managing a diverse caseload of local businesses and residents. If you are interested in the post and have either housing or employment work experience, we encourage you to apply for the role. We will offer training and development to ensure you have employment skills required to be a successful Housing Employment Officer. We will also consider internal employees on a secondment basis.

This is an exciting time to join Work Match and help in the continued delivery of high-quality services and to help residents to realise their potential and raise their aspirations to enter the local labour market.

Richmond and Wandsworth councils

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Please note, this job role is a fixed term position with funding until June 2023

For further information relating to the project please watch the following video:

Indicative Recruitment Timeline (dates subject to change):

Closing Date: Sunday 2nd January 2021

Interview Date(s): Week beginning Monday 17th January 2022

For an informal conversation, please contact-

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Secondment Information: Should you wish to apply for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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