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Organisation:Voluntary Action Leicestershire 

Working Hours: Part Time , Hours per week - 35 

Salary:£23,000 - £25,000 per annum - Pro-Rata 

Appointment Type:Fixed Term 

Location:Voluntary Action LeicesterShire, 9 Newarke Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5SN 


Closing date:14 March 2018 at midnight 

Building Better Opportunities – Getting Ready for Employment and Training (GREAT) Project
35 hours a week full time
We are seeking exceptional individuals to join our £2.1m Family Inclusion Project that will work with up to 500 family members across Leicester and Leicestershire who are furthest away from the labour market and may be at risk of social exclusion. The aim of the Project is to provide tailored and flexible support to enable participants to engage with a range of support services and activities, including training and work experience opportunities, to help them progress towards and into employment.
You will be part of a team working with 6 organisations across Leicester City and Leicestershire to implement a flexible and responsive personal development and employability programme.
The project is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund. The project is managed by Voluntary Action LeicesterShire. To find out more visit
Managing a caseload, Employment Support Officers will work with GREAT Project participants to identify and manage barriers to work and view employment as an achievable goal. Ensuring that participants have access to accurate information, Employment Support Officers will enable them to access the Project’s support, training and development activities. Undertaking assessments and on-going review of outcomes towards personal employment and training goals will be a key part of the role, as well as delivery of one to one and/or group-based activities and programmes in support of the Project outcomes.
Managing your allocated case load you will work out of community settings with your main base being VAL Offices in Leicester City Centre.
Applicants will need to demonstrate experience in supporting individuals to identify and achieve personal goals combined with an established understanding of barriers preventing families from engaging with support linked to employment, education and training.
The role requires a superb communicator with an established track record in providing impactful support and training and experience of working in diverse communities. Proven skills in engaging and motivating individuals to achieve outcomes and an ability to develop high quality information and resources are also necessary.
Proactive, highly motivated, creative and able to work as part of a team, applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to effectively manage their time and workload within specified deadlines.
Application Process
The job descriptions, person specifications and application forms for these roles can be found here or alternatively telephone Reena Purewal on 0116 257 5034.
These roles offer an opportunity to work for a sector leading diverse and ambitious organisation, with a vision for growth. The successful candidates will benefit from a competitive salary, a flexible and supportive working environment, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and a 6% employer pension contribution.
For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact the GREAT Project on: 0116 257 5020 or email /
Closing Date: Wednesday 14 March 2018 at 9.00am

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