How you'll make a difference

Helping clients overcome barriers and achieve positive outcomes you’ll make a difference by supporting young people and adults to participate in employment and career development, learning and training.
This post is a 12 month Limited Term Contract.

What will you be doing?  
  • On a daily basis you’ll help clients find and access employment development opportunities making positive links with local businesses.
  • Supporting clients both pre-employment and in work you will liaise with service providers and advice agencies to identify opportunities and employment pathways and provide a link with other employability programmes. 
  • Within this role you will undertake an initial diagnostic assessment with service users with a view to developing a personal action plan and identify suitable career development and learning programmes. 
  • You  will  maintain engagement with their clients, supporting them where to overcome barriers and, where appropriate, refer and support them into further progression opportunities and employment. 
  • You will be expected to provide accurate and timely uploading of information to maintain the CRM system of contacts, progression and outcomes against KPI’s for reporting and evaluation of outcomes.

What we need from you

  • You will hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs (Grades A-C), or equivalent including English and Maths with an IAG/youth work/teaching qualification at L3 or above or be willing to complete further relevant training.
  • You will have excellent communications skills, including the ability to engage and motivate, be persistent, assertive and challenging, negotiate effectively and offer clear.
  • You’ll have experience of working with young people and an understanding of their needs and the barriers to employment they may encounter.
  • You will hold a full driver’s licence and/or ability to travel to multiple venues across the area.
Please note that due to the nature of this role it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

  • We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance.
  • We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work. 
  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Ensuring all our staff are given right skills, knowledge and support to recognise and respond effectively to potential abuse or neglect.
  • We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities.  
Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.   
  • We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of .
  • We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life.
  • We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.    
We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.  

We’re making a difference, be part of it!   
This post will involve working with schools.
A job share opportunity may be a possible for this role.
For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Jane Thomas on 01454 864687 or email

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