Employability Support Worker



Organisation
The Prince's Trust
Reference
782
Sector
Children & Young People, Education & Training, Human Resources, Recruitment & Volunteer Mgt
Location
Various Locations
Salary Details
£20,300.00 - £24,350.00
Contract Type
Fixed
Hours per Week
35 hours per week (part-time and job shares will be considered)
Closing Date
21/06/2021
The Prince’s Trust is excited to be recruiting passionate people across England, Scotland and Wales, to work with and support young people via the Government’s new Kickstart scheme!

Job Description

What is Kickstart?

The Kickstart Scheme is the UK government’s flagship employability scheme for young people in response to the COVID pandemic and provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16-24 year olds on Universal Credit.

Salary:  Dependent on location. (National - circa £20,300.00 Outer London - circa £21,300.00 Inner London - circa £24,350.00)

Objectives:

To help young people make the most of their Kickstart placement and build the skills and confidence to sustain employment beyond.

What will I do?

As a Prince’s Trust Executive, you will be delivering a combination of group workshops and 1-to-1 support in employability and personal and social development. You may also assist to deliver webinars and provide ‘buddy training’ for employers to help them support young people during their placements.

You must be comfortable delivering programmes on virtual platforms, as all sessions will be delivered virtually. You may at some point, be asked to occasionally deliver face-to-face, but there are no plans for this anytime soon.

Requirements:

  • We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals with the following:
  • You engage in challenges with optimism and resilience.
  • You are adaptive and flexible, ready to embrace change and innovation.
  • You are experienced in Employment training in both a 1-to-1 setting and in group sessions.
  • You have experience in partnership management to engage with employers effectively.
  • You deliver high-quality learning & development sessions to young people.
  • You are a natural and effective communicator, delivering excellent customer service.
  • You are passionate about making the right decision for young people.

 

 You can view and download the full job description here. (Opens in a new window)

We work with young people from every background, so we’re passionate about building a diverse workforce that represents the young people we support. We, therefore, welcome applications from everyone who meets the essential criteria for the role. If you think you could do the role, but don’t have all the desirable experience, we would still love for you to apply, as you’ll have the chance to complete a supporting statement to let us know what you would bring to the table, that will help young people on the Kickstart scheme.

Why we need Employability Support Workers:

Last year, we helped more than 70,000 young people, with three in four young people on our programmes, move into work, education or training. 

The young people we help face a range of challenges, such as unemployment, mental health issues or some who have been in trouble with the law. Our job is to inspire and support young people, to help them reach their potential so that they can thrive and society can prosper.  

We believe all young people should have the chance to succeed, and that young people are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us.

Perks for working at The Trust:

  • Great holiday package! 30 days annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays. Office closure the days between Christmas and New Year
  • Fantastic Family leave! Receive 13 weeks full pay and 13 weeks half pay for maternity and adoption leave. Receive 8 weeks full pay for paternity leave.
  • Flexible working! Where operationally possible, you can work hours to fit in with, school hours or care arrangements for example and you can also work from home.
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Benefits platform! Everything from health and financial wellbeing support to discounts on your favourite restaurants, shops and cinemas
  • In-house learning platform! Develop your skills for your career and your role
  • The Trust will contribute 5% of your salary to the Trust Pension Scheme
  • You can volunteer for and/or attend events – music festivals, The Prince’s Trust Awards, active events etc.
  • Generous life assurance cover (4 x annual salary)
     

Here at The Prince's Trust, we're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want to be an organisation that's representative of the communities we serve, which is why we strive for diversity of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity and perspective. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can be themselves and do the best work of their lives is the right thing to do.

We’re a Stonewall Diversity Champion and we are an employer that is Disability Confident. Our staff, volunteers and young people are supported by PT CAN (our Cultural Awareness Network), PT GEN (Gender Equality Network), PT DAWN (Disability & Wellbeing Network) and Pulse (LGBT Network). 

The Prince's Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of this commitment, we undertake basic disclosure checks in accordance with the Codes of Practice for all roles within the Trust, and for our roles working directly with young people, at an enhanced level. Having a criminal record will not automatically exclude applicants.

A NOTE FOR RECRUITMENT AGENCIES:

We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!

To apply: Click the apply link and you will be redirected to The Princes Trust recruitment page where you can apply. Please do mention Ethical Jobseeker when applying to help to monitor our recruitment advertising.

Location:  Belfast, GB, BT12 5GH Newcastle Upon Tyne, GB, NE1 4HZ Burnley, GB, BB11 1RN Home, GB, AB Edinburgh, GB, EH6 4AQ Cardiff, GB, CF24 5PE Birmingham, GB, B5 6DR Benwell, GB, NE15 6UN Lincoln, GB, LN5 7FB London, GB, E3 4QA Glasgow, GB, G5 9JP Bristol, GB, BS1 6BY Stoke-on-Trent, GB, ST1 1LX Home, GB, Home London, GB, SE1 8EG Luton, GB, LU1 2EY Derry, GB, BT48 7AL Nottingham, GB, NG7 6LH Wrexham, GB, LL13 8BY Dundee, GB, DD4 6ET Leicester, GB, LE2 0JN London, GB, SW9 6EJ Manchester, GB, M4 6JG Liverpool, GB, L1 4EN Leeds, GB, LS1 5AW Plymouth, GB, PL1 3RP

Company Description

The Prince’s Trust believes every young person should be given the chance to flourish.

Since 1976, we’ve achieved a great deal, supporting more than 1,000,000 young people across the UK, and have returned £1.4 billion in value to society over the last ten years alone. Yet, this still represents only a small proportion of the young people who might benefit from our support. Three in four young people on our programmes move into work, education or training. Our job is to inspire and support them, to help them reach their potential, so that they can thrive and society can prosper. 

Many of the young people we help are disadvantaged, either in, or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health issues, or have been in trouble with the law.

Our free programmes give young people the practical skills and financial support they need to stabilise their lives. We help them develop key skills while boosting their confidence and motivation so they can continue to dream big.