Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership is a charity which is working hard to support young people (aged 18-24) into work-related learning and into sustainable employment.    

We are seeking to recruit new staff to join our friendly team and work out of our flagship Youth Skills Hub, based in The Ashley Shopping Centre, Epsom.  

We have vacancies for a Youth Employment Adviser, to provide advice, guidance and practical help to help clients into work; and a Recruitment and Engagement Adviser, to encourage business to recruit via the Hub as well as preparing young people to understand and prepare for the work opportunities on offer.  

Prospective candidates for these roles are likely to have a background working in employability and/or careers information, advice and guidance, with young adults.  

They will be self-motivated, tenacious and proactive and, above all, keen to support young people to succeed.  They will also have a strong interest in and commitment to social inclusion, equality and diversity. 

The salary for both positions is £25,000 per annum.  We will consider offering full or part-time positions.   

Job descriptions for both roles are below.  To apply please submit a CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role by 28th March 2022.   Applications may be sent by email to personnel@surreyllp.org.uk. 

 

 

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ADVISOR

JOB DESCRIPTION  

Overview  

The primary role of the Youth Employment Advisor is to provide advice, guidance, and practical help with getting young adults into work, volunteering, or training towards work, and sustaining employment in the longer term.  The individual we seek has a background working in employability and/or careers information, advice and guidance, ideally with young adults. They are self-motivated, tenacious and proactive and above all seeking to support young adults to succeed in employment. The individual will have a strong interest in and commitment to social inclusion, equality and diversity. 

Main Duties & Accountabilities  

  • To deliver high quality Careers Information, Advice and Guidance sessions with young adults, to include information on employment and training. 
  • To run one to one and group sessions to assist young adults with CV’s, job applications, interview techniques; developing work action plans; engaging in training opportunities. 
  • To liaise between employers and candidates about job vacancies, training opportunities, application updates and interview feedback. 
  • To support candidates to prepare for interviews and to seek constructive interview feedback. 
  • To raise awareness of and support candidates into sustainable apprenticeships, employment and training. 
  • To raise awareness of and encourage engagement in schemes such as; Kickstart; Access to Work, Traineeships and Work Trials. 
  • To prepare candidates for the workplace by developing self- confidence and an understanding for correct etiquette, so that as young adults they can succeed in the work environment. 
  • To support candidates in progressing existing careers and/or developing new ones. 
  • To keep records, generate reports and complete administration tasks in an effective and timely manner. 
  • Proactively work with other organisations, businesses and the local community to identify appropriate support or opportunities for candidates. 

 Essential:  

  • A strong and proven track record in supporting candidates, ideally young adults, with CV’s, job applications, interview techniques and enrolling for training opportunities. 
  • Experience of providing high quality coaching support that ensures participants access sustainable employment and apprenticeships.  
  • Able to build self-confidence, self-esteem and motivation to help candidates sustain employment and develop careers. 
  • Experience of liaising with employers to arrange interviews and getting feedback. 
  • Identifying skills and qualities in candidates to match to appropriate vacancies. 
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills. 
  • Strong ability to maintain accurate records and meet regular reporting deadlines 
  • Self-motivation; organisational skills and networking skills. 

 Desirable qualities: 

  • The ability to develop strong relationships with referral partners, candidates, training providers and employers. 
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills, be approachable, adaptable and supportive to the range of stakeholders involved.  
  • Ability to develop a strong rapport with a diverse range of people. 
  • At least Level 4 QCF Level 4/SCQF 8/7 Careers information, advice and guidance qualification. Ideally QCF Level 6+/SCQF Level 11/ICCI  

RECRUITMENT AND ENGAGEMENT ADVISOR

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Overview 

An opportunity has arisen to work as part of a team in a new and exciting project, The Epsom Youth Skills & Employment Hub. The successful candidate will support and enable successful outcomes by fulfilling the following duties;  

  • To contact local businesses; build relationships; facilitate direct candidate applications and successful outcomes.  
  • To provide advice, guidance and practical help to candidates relating to getting into work, volunteering or training with the goal of sustaining their employment in the longer term. 
  • To demonstrate effective and timely record keeping and reporting.  
  • To raise awareness of, promote and facilitate client and candidate take up of schemes such as Apprenticeships; Traineeships; Access to Work; Work Trials etc. 
  • To fulfil other reasonable duties as required to ensure the smooth running of The Hub. 

Duties/Responsibilities 

  • To use sales, business development, marketing and networking techniques to: 
  • Engage local employers to work with The Hub to fill their internal vacancies. 
  • Attract, secure and publicise a flow of live job vacancy information. 
  • Attend and potentially host meetings with local businesses to build and sustain positive relationships, opening doors to recruitment via The Hub.  
  • Attract local employers to utilise The Hub as a first-choice recruitment service. 
  • Develop a good understanding of local businesses; their industry, what they do; their work culture and environment; their job role descriptions; their preferred person specifications and recruitment practices. 
  • Use a wide range of media to raise The Hub’s profile by advertising positions, attracting both candidates and employers and building continually on those relationships. 
  • To use recruitment and work-related learning guidance expertise to proactively:  
  • Support candidates with identifying transferrable skills; employment options; preparing CVs and putting forward correspondence to employers and/or training providers. 
  • Run one to one and group sessions for candidates (where there is demand) with support from other SLLP staff/resources, such as; Job Hubs, CV writing workshops, Interview Skills, Confidence Building, Digital Inclusion etc. 
  • Brief/update candidates with job vacancy and work-related learning information, obtaining application updates and interview feedback.  
  • Liaise between employers and candidates as needed to progress positive outcomes for all. 
  • Consult with and liaise with Hub colleagues -sharing labour market information and working as a team to shortlist suitable candidates for vacancies/employers. 
  • Make effective use of Hub candidate/employer databases for shortlisting and to maintain accurate and timely records. 
  • Ensure effective and fair recruitment practices/procedures to industry standards. 
  • Teamwork: 
  • Work closely with all Hub staff to liaise effectively with local employers, training organisations and colleges regarding work and/or training opportunities available. 
  • Signpost and assist clients in accessing additional support services. 
  • Liaise effectively, proactively and in a timely manner with other Hub partners. 
  • Liaise effectively with other Hub staff to provide sustainment support for individual clients for at least 6 months after they have gained employment. 
  • Undertake other duties as and when required. 
  • Reporting: 
  • Compose anonymised case studies, as required.  
  • Maintain accurate client data records as required.  
  • Provide timely reports as required against key service deliverables.