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Work for Halton Borough Council

Vacancy Details

Advisor/Key Worker

Halton Borough Council
£21,589 - £23,836
Halton Borough Council
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
16/02/2020 at 23:55 PM
Halton Borough Council

We are looking for a committed, experienced and qualified Advisor to work within the Council’s Employment, Learning and Skills division. The successful candidate will provide quality information, advice and guidance to unemployed Halton residents.

Working under the direction of the one of the Employment and Careers Manager, the post holder (Key Worker) will work within a small team providing a bespoke employment support service for long term unemployed and/or vulnerable people with health conditions who have been referred to the DWPs Work and Health Programme to assist them in seeking, obtaining and sustaining employment.

You will be required to manage a diverse caseload of adults and take responsibility for maximising the turnover of individual appointments to ensure participants are fully supported and that efficiencies and income generation are maximised. Utilising a multi-channel platform (digital, video, telephone) to provide participants with the choice of how, when and where they engage.

You will determine through initial appointment and effective information and advice with participants their starting point in terms of the employment journey and apply well practised employment assessment tools to determine a bespoke package of support for the individual.

The post will involve planning and delivery of Job Hubs, Interview Skills and CV workshops. You will be required to develop personal knowledge of CV writing styles and effective interview preparation techniques.

You will need to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of specialist organisations and their functions both within and outside of the borough to support and signpost/refer adults to appropriate support e.g. addictions, debt advice, business start-up, etc. and ensure that their details are kept up to date on the CRM and bespoke IT systems. 

In return you will receive:

  • Competitive Salary of £21,589 - £23,836
  • A full training and development package. You will be actively supported and encouraged to build on your skills and knowledge to maximise the opportunities that working for the Council has to offer.
  • Annual leave entitlement varies according to length of service and ranges from 25 days to 33 days per year, in addition to eight bank holidays.
  • Access to a generous pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme, administered by Cheshire Pension Fund). For full details, see www.cheshirepensionfund.org.uk
  • Free parking

For an information discussion contact Lynsey Carr (0151 511 7547) lynsey.carr@halton.gov.uk

Interview date TBC

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CVs. Please fully complete the on-line application form.

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