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SfYP Employment & Training Adviser

Employer
Hertfordshire County Council
Location
North Herts
Salary
£25,481 to £27,741
Closing date
6 Feb 2022
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SfYP Employment & Training Adviser

Job Number: HCC18544

Directorate: Education and Services for Young People

Location: North Herts

Salary Range: £25,481 to £27,741 

Hours: 37 Hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce 

Job Duties:

Services for Young People enables young people to succeed through targeted prevention and early intervention to address emerging needs, improve life chances and reduce escalation to more expensive and intensive services.  It supports young people who are challenged in education, their communities or home life to ensure a successful transition to adulthood.

This is a varied role working as part of a team and will include direct contact with local employers to source a range of work related opportunities for clients and after appropriate training, carry out Health & Safety checks with employers to support work experience placements.

You will work with a caseload of young people who are Not in Employment, Education or Training providing employment and training opportunities through job brokering and marketing vacancies. You will enhance the employability skills of young people by offering a range of services to include CV writing and interview preparation.

You will have excellent verbal,  written and ICT skills and a flexible approach to your work; be able to demonstrate experience of building relationships and networking with employers; the ability to build rapport with young people and evidence of working with them individually and in small groups; have a proactive approach and the ability to advocate and negotiate; you will have an understanding of the issues facing young people who are unemployed and be able to demonstrate how you have effectively challenged stereotyping or other discriminatory practice.  A full UK driving licence and access to your own car is essential in order to travel independently.

Benefits for working with Hertfordshire County Council include:

  • Excellent Career Development
  • Salary exchange for additional benefits
  • Excellent pension scheme with employer contributions
  • Discounts on everyday shopping/holidays/entertainment/leisure along with cashback with our Herts Rewards Scheme
  • Staff Support Groups
  • Occupational maternity / paternity and adoption pay
  • Excellent Wellbeing schemes

For an informal discussion on the role please contact Natalie Webb on 01707 281410 or natalie.webb@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Closing date: 6th February 2022

Interview date:  22nd February 2022

Application Information

How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.

Important Note re Interviews: Where we are able to, and in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines in regard to social distancing, all interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, should you be shortlisted for an interview.

Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here

Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role a DVLA check will be required on appointment.

Women Only for Care Homes Only: We wel­come ap­pli­ca­tions from every­one ir­re­spec­tive of gen­der, however as women are cur­rently un­der-rep­re­sented in this particular area, we would en­cour­age ap­pli­ca­tions from mem­bers of this group. Ap­point­ment will be based on merit alone.

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