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Employment Adviser - Outreach Perth

Job details
Posting date: 31 May 2022
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 29 June 2022
Location: Edinburgh, EH3 8BL
Company: Reed Talent Solutions
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: RinP05145-212910

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Are you passionate about making a difference and helping others?

Would you like to work in a role that puts the customer at the heart of everything we do, making a genuine positive impact?

Consider the role of an Employment Adviser at Reed in Partnership on the extremely successful JETS in Scotland contract!

We are on a mission to be the partner of choice for developing people and their communities. Reed in Partnership is a public service provider specialising in skills training for the long-term unemployed, increasing employment opportunities by working with employers and providing youth services.

Increased and sustained referral and excellent performance, means we need additional Employment Advisers for the volume of referrals coming through.

Things to consider:

Salary: £22,500

Location: 100% REMOTE - Work from home only

Hours: 40 hours a week - 08.30am - 17:30pm - Monday to Friday, NO WEEKENDS

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

All IT equipment provided - delivered to your door.

What the job is about

Employment Advisers are the front line of Reed in Partnership. The main purpose of the role is to support unemployed jobseekers (our participants) with finding and sustaining employment, engage with employers and make local communities aware of the benefits of our service. Our participants are the lifeblood of our business, and providing them with an excellent service is at the very core of the Employment Adviser role.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Meeting with jobseekers (online and in person, 80%/20%), identifying any challenges and barriers with finding employment
  • Booking jobseekers to any relevant training courses including customer service, security, hospitality, personal development, IT literacy and many others
  • Supporting jobseekers with CV writing and job application process
  • Outreach work – promoting Reed in Partnership within the local area, mainly visits to local Job Centres.

Key to your success in this role is to demonstrate the ability to build rapport, show empathy, motivate people and influence their perception of working

What's in it for you?

Alongside a generous base salary and great flexibility with your working schedule, we offer training, development and progression opportunities. With the chance to dramatically make a difference to the local community, this role offers immense job satisfaction.

Other bonuses to this role...

  • Remote working from home
  • 1 hour lunch
  • 25 days holiday + UK Bank holidays
  • Continuous career development
  • Job satisfaction

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience of working in a customer facing environment (i.e. Customer Services, Hospitality, Social Care, Customer Services, Sales)
  • Experience of working in a performance target driven environment
  • Able to demonstrate coaching/mentoring experience and persuasion/influencing skills through previous work or social activities
  • A minimum of 2 A-Levels or an equivalent Level 3 Diploma in combination with GCSE English Language Grade B or above (or equivalent Level 2 qualification). If you do not possess this level of qualification you will be required to achieve a Level 2 in a Literacy Assessment conducted at interview stage.

Desirable Personal Attributes:

  • Experience of exposure to various customer groups.
  • Previous experience of a working in a similar role in Welfare to Work or publicly funded services
  • A degree in relevant subjects or equivalent, e.g. Business studies, Sociology, Social Care etc.

Disability Confident Commitment

We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity. We offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria

Proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme

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