Job Coach - Building Better Opportunities (BBO)

Evesham, Worcestershire
£24,000 per annum
03 Aug 2018
13 Aug 2018
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Coach - Building Better Opportunities (BBO) 

Mobile / remote working and Head Office
Fixed term
Full Time – 37 hours per week
£24,000 per annum

Our client is delighted to be a key partner in an innovative Worcestershire consortium who has been successful in securing £3 million of Lottery Building Better Opportunities (BBO) and European Social Investment Funding – Building Better Opportunities.

Worcestershire’s Building Better Opportunities project has been shaped by the Local Enterprise Partnership and the Big Lottery Fund is matching funds from the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 to invest in local projects tackling the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.

The role will contribute to the development and delivery of BBO project. This includes working to an agreed BBO programme management and reporting targets and achieving BBO outcomes and results. The BBO project aims to promote social inclusion and combat poverty through providing support to those who are economically inactive or unemployed. The project is led by the Vestia Community Trust working with partners across Worcestershire.

To take forward their success they are looking for a motivated person to be a Building Better Opportunities Job Coach. You will work with Vestia and the wider Building Better Opportunities team to provide employment support to Building Better Opportunities participants.

As a Job Coach, your role will be to contribute to the development and delivery of the BBO projects through providing individualised support to those furthest from the labour market facing social and economic barriers who are economically inactive or unemployed and assist them in accessing work, education and training. You will identify any barriers to employment and assist them to access individual grants to enable them to achieve the project outcomes. Keeping up to date with legislation and best practice on employment advice, welfare benefits and financial inclusion, you will collect job market information regarding job entry and skills requirements ensuring positive working relationships are maintained. Additionally, you will produce statistical reports, case studies and data as required relating to the provision of BBO project outcomes.

The successful candidate will need to have an Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) qualification, preferred level 4, a full, current driving licence and use of own vehicle.

You will have experience of delivering to a diverse range of participants with varying learning needs and levels as well as entry to employment programmes. With the ability to gather and report on financial and non-financial data, you will be a competent IT user and maintain occupational and professional competence at all times.

Enhanced disclosure and barring service check is required.

**Up to 24 months fixed term contract depending on start date and will be funded by the Big Lottery and European Social Fund.

Closing date for applications: 9 am on Monday 13 August 2018.
Interviews: Friday 24 August 2018.

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