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Employment Advisor

  • £22,095 rising to £24,657 per annum
  • Canterbury, Kent
  • Porchlight
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Are you seeking a new, exciting, worthwhile opportunity where you can help people who have experienced homelessness find a job?

Employment is the best route out of poverty and homelessness. As an employment advisor with the Community Integration team, you will work with the people we support, helping them find and secure employment opportunities.

This will be done via our award-winning employment scheme for people who have been homeless. The role involves helping people to improve their employment prospects, providing employment advice and building relationships with employers who work with (or want to work with) Porchlight.

The role requires:

-A proactive ‘can do’ approach

-Good communication and people skills

-Experience of building rapport and successful relationships with employers

-The ability to work with multiple clients at once

-Experience of delivering employment advice and support

-The ability to build strong relationships with business professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds

-Good organisation and time management skills

-A full driving licence and access to a car (subject to the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and Equality Act 2010).

Interview date: 15th December 2021

Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday with some flexibility required

About Porchlight: Porchlight is a charity supporting people who are homeless, vulnerable and isolated. At Porchlight, we are passionate about helping vulnerable people to reach their full potential. We strive for a fairer society where vulnerable people find stability, the most excluded are included, and where homelessness and poverty are things of the past.

Employee Benefits: As a member of the Porchlight team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

-Free life insurance

-Flexible working hours

-25 days holiday per year (increasing to 30 days after 5 years service) pro rata

-Porchlight pension scheme (contributions matched up to 7%)

-Access to an Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aider's

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Posted on: 02/12/2021 12:02
  • Reference: PL186