Employability Advisor

Salary Banding: £24,500

Base: Newport

Contract type: Full time, Permanent

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm

This role is subject to a DBS check. The cost of the DBS check will be met by the company.

Itec operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions, or trade union membership.

Itec reserve the right to close this vacancy sooner if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore, we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

Should you not hear from us 2 weeks after application, unfortunately you have been unsuccessful.

What are the core responsibilities of this role? 

  • Accountable for participant Induction including, meeting, and greeting all participants, completing, and checking all relevant documentation, delivering the structured induction session and making sure all participants have a clear understanding of provision.
  • Responsible for owning the participants Employment Action Plan (EAP), working in partnership with colleagues to discuss & digitally document the participant’s progression e.g., working with the Employability Trainer to review their latest employability skills progress.
  • Responsible for working with participants and colleagues to develop an effective personalised programme of interventions for individual participants.
  • Accountable for directly delivering employability support, including job search guidance, soft skills development, motivational discussions, and other appropriate support.
  • Responsible for liaising with the Employer Engagement team to source sustainable employment and placement opportunities for participants. Supporting a seamless transition to placement or directly to sustainable employment.
  • Responsible for achieving contractual targets for attendance, sustained job outcome and participant satisfaction.
  • Accountable for supporting participants to gain a full understanding of opportunities when they become available, supporting with understanding the job description, interview criteria, location of Interview and interview techniques.
  • Responsible for coordinating with the Recruitment Consultant to collect job outcome evidence requirements and updating the required systems.
  • Accountable for ensuring that all participants have completed participant satisfaction survey.
  • Actively takes part in a “Monthly Caseload Review” session to discuss all participants with your Performance Manager.
  • Responsible for the re-engagement of participants who fail to attend provision by following re-engagement techniques or work with the Support Centre to contact the participant.
  • Maintain knowledge and adherence to Work Based Learning Professional Standards, Education Workforce Code of Practice and company’s Code of Conduct

What skills and experience are we looking for from potential applicants? 

Essential criteria 

  • Experience of working with unemployed Adults
  • Experience of working within a targeted / performance driven environment

 Desirable criteria 

  • Learning Coach L4 Qualification or equivalent
  • Social Work experience / Qualification or equivalent
  • Counselling experience / qualification or equivalent
  • IAG Qualification level 3 as a minimum or working towards or equivalent.

Why Work with us 

Itec is an Employee-Owned organisation. Our unique status allows our employees to have greater engagement and ownership in the future growth and success of Itec. At Itec we are passionate about our people and collaborative in the way we work. We are: –

  • Leading provider of work-based learning programmes for 40 years.
  • Employee-Owned organisation
  • Investors in People Gold
  • Disability Confident Leader
  • Living Wage Employer

As an Employee-Owned business, our people are our main asset, and everyone has a say in the direction that the business is heading.  As a valued employee owner, you will be entitled to receive the below corporate benefits:

  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Being an employee owner as part of the EOT
  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays and Christmas shutdown.
  • Annual bonus (subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Life Assurance
  • Personal development and career opportunities
  • Employee Mental Health first aiders
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Medicash – Healthcare scheme
  • Length of Service Payment Scheme
  • Employee of Month Awards.
  • Discounts on Gym Membership and fitness products discounts
  • Travel expenses and business mileage
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Social & Charity Events
  • Refer a Friend Payment Scheme
  • NUS/ Totum discount card

The most tangible advantage of being an Employee Ownership Trust is our annual bonus; this percentage is determined by the overall performance of the organisation and subject to qualifying criteria.