Employment Support Worker – The Wild for Skills Project

10 hours per week on days and hours to be agreed  (Tuesdays and/or Thursdays preferred)

NJC scale, points 15 to 16 – £23,541 – £24,012 pro rata

Fixed term for 23 months in line with project funding

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint an Employment Support Worker for a new project which aims to increase the number of unemployed people gaining skills and experience through volunteering at Wildside, especially on outdoor conservation work. The evidence of effectiveness of the project and of positive outcomes for participants will be monitored as part of the project, which is supported by the John Lewis Community Investment Fund.

The post holder will be responsible for managing/coordinating the delivery phase, managing its budget, monitoring outcomes as well as face to face support to the project users. Close liaison will be required with Wildside staff and volunteers, and unemployment advisers and mentors. Good organisational skills and excellent interpersonal skills are essential together with outreach skills and an ability to relate well to a wide range of people. An understanding is required of the issues faced by the long-term unemployed, both young people and adults. This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance. An early start in post is preferred.

For an informal chat about the post, please contact Mark Hand, Business Development Manager on 01902 754612.

Applications must be made on the Centre’s Application Form, which, along with the job description and person specification can be downloaded below. Alternatively email Liz Hoggarth: lizh@wildsideac.co.uk.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 21 May 2021. A provisional interview date has been set for 10 June 2021.

Please note CVs without a completed application form will not be considered.

Wildside Application Form Application Form

Employment Support Worker Job Description

Employment Support Worker Person Specification