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Employment Consultant

Posted on 2024-02-18


Leicester, United Kingdom
Job Description
Twin Group is an award-winning provider of education, travel, work experience, accommodation, and employment services.  We offer a diverse number of life-enhancing services to our clients and every member of our team is essential in achieving this.

As an organisation, we are recruiting for a new Employability contract to support individuals back to work and progression in employment.   

 We will address the barriers to gaining new employment and progressing within their job with tailored support for everyone, including supported job search, re-training for a different sector and restoring self-confidence for work, further building their confidence to sustain and progress further.  
The role of the Employment Consultant will be to support our clients in the program provide motivational support to build positive relationships, guide, inspire, challenge, encourage and help individuals obtain their career goals. Our ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills, be target driven as well as a motivational adviser to build positive relationships. You will have a high level of initiative and motivation with the ability to seek out solutions to problems and be able to work under pressure, without day-to-day supervision.  You should also have experience working in an advising and guidance environment or previously worked within employability.  

  • Meet, and strive to exceed, personal performance targets (Key Performance Indicators).  
  • Progressively manage a caseload of referred customers using various appropriate strategies to help them overcome barriers to gaining employment.  
  • Deliver a positive experience to new customers, ensuring they engage with you and the programme.  
  • Facilitate a range of assessments with everyone, using a suite of tools, to fully understand a customer’s personal circumstances, ambitions, and goals.  
  • Co-produce personalised tailored Action Plans featuring SMART targeting to enable positive and timely progression.  
  • Provide tailored support in all aspects of job search and interview preparation to ensure that customers are matched to the right job that enables them to sustain employment.  
  • Where required, provide appropriate training/guidance to customers to help them master digital technologies, for them to engage in guided self-service learning materials and online job vacancies.  
  • Fully understand the local labour market, to source suitable job opportunities.  
  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders to maximise job opportunities, 
  • Develop an understanding of specialist signposting services in the local area/region, building knowledge in specific disabilities, housing, benefits etc. Knowledge to be applied where appropriate during caseload management.  
Education /Qualification 
  • GCSEs
Skills and Experience
  • A good working knowledge of the local labour market in the specified geographical locations.  
  • Experience in supporting and coaching individuals to achieve their goals.  
  • Experience working in a target-driven environment 
Desirable, but not essential:
  • Knowledge of the employability industry.  
  • Knowledge of the recruitment industry.  
  • Experience of working with people in the provision of ‘information, advice & guidance’.  
  • Knowledge of compliance and auditing  
Additional Information
Salary: up to £27,000 per annum depending on experience
Location: Leicester 
Contract:  Permanent - Full Time
Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:30

Benefits: up to 25 days annual leave + bank holidays + Birthday Day off, per year; Long service award, an extra day annual leave per year completed, up to 5 additional days; 5 days paid sick leave per year; Employee referral scheme, up to £500 per successful referral; Sabbatical Leave the right to request up to 1 months unpaid sabbatical leave; Season ticket loan of up to £1000 per year; Pension contributions; Career development opportunities; 2 volunteering days per year; ability to purchase an additional 3 days annual leave per year; Death in service benefit, including an Employee Assistance Programme.

Please Note:  
The successful candidate must be able to work in the UK. 
Twin is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 
Successful applicants will be required to undertake a standard or an enhanced disclosure via the DBS, depending on the role itself. 
  • All gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily.
  • Proof of identity and qualifications will be required.
  • Successful candidates will be required to complete a one-hour online safeguarding training before commencing employment.

We are dedicated to ensuring that all job applicants and members of staff are treated equally, without discrimination on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability, or age. 

Disability Confident Employer 
Disabled applicants should indicate in the Equality of Opportunity section of the application form if they wish their application to be given consideration under the Disability Confident scheme.  
If you are invited to interview, please advise the recruitment administrator what adjustment you would require at the interview in as much detail as possible to enable arrangements to be put into place.  
We ask all applicants if they want to be considered under this scheme.  By opting in to this scheme, you are disclosing that you have a disability solely for the purpose of the interview guarantee and we will not assume nor infer that you wish to disclose or record your disability in any other way – including any reasonable adjustments you may need if you are employed. 

Access to Work Scheme  
You can apply for Access to Work if you need support to get back to work. 
You can apply using the online service or apply by phoning Jobcentre Plus on: 
Telephone: 0800 121 7479 
Textphone: 0800 121 7579 

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