Kickstart Engagement Officer

Cumbria and Tyne & Wear - a combination of WFH incorporating a base from your delivery region.
Circa £24,000 per annum
04 Jun 2021
02 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Kickstart Engagement Officer
Salary: Circa £24,000 per annum
Hours: Full time 37 hours per week
Location: Cumbria and Tyne & Wear (We require Engagement Officers in these Regions to support our ongoing Kickstart Programme)
Base Location: The role will be a combination of working from home incorporating a base from your delivery region.
Contract Type: Fixed Term until 30 June 2022

About us

Groundwork is a leading regeneration charity, working through partnership to create communities in which people are proud to live and work.

About the role

Working as a member of the Youth, Employment & Skills Team the post holder will be responsible for sourcing suitable Employers for the Kickstart Scheme, matching unemployed young people with those suitable employers with the aim of moving individuals into sustainable employment. The Kickstart Engagement Officer will work closely with local, regional and national employers, building relationships in order to gain a better understanding of their recruitment needs and requirements. Supporting employers in understanding the Government Kickstart Scheme, participants’ needs and help create job roles to match. The post holder will gain referrals by networking with Employers, Jobcentre Plus and other Groundwork delivery Teams, pre-screening candidates, interviewing and matching candidates to employers and finally supporting the individual in their Kickstart placement journey and beyond.

This role is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure endorsed by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

A bit about you

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with proven experience of working with employers and referral agencies. You must have the ability to understand customer needs and work to exceed them. Having a sound understanding of the Employability Agenda both nationally, regionally and locally is essential as well as being having effective sales, negotiating and influencing skills.

Closing Date: Midnight on 1st July 2021

To Apply and for More Information:

If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website where you can download the job description and application form. 

Make yourself at home 
We want you to be yourself at Groundwork and we value everything that makes you unique. We recognise and celebrate your difference and together we make Groundwork a special and great place to work.

Groundwork NE & Cumbria is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

No agencies please.