Wise Steps is co-funded project by the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund delivered under the Building Better Opportunities programme to support people facing multiple barriers to work and employability across Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead, North Tyneside and South Tyneside.
The programme will assist almost 4,000 unemployed or economically inactive people to access bespoke one to one support delivered by a diverse partnership to help move them forward towards employability in terms of sociability, confidence, skills and abilities – helping them to deal with their own personal challenges and support their journey towards and into work, education and training. Target groups include long term unemployed; age 50+; people with disabilities; black, minority ethnic and refugees (BMER); ex-offenders and lone parents.
The Wise Group delivers the project with a diverse partnership of 30+ locally-based organisations including specialists with expertise in assisting people in communities in the region.
To support our project we have an exciting opportunity for a Specialist (Coach, Wise Steps) to join our team.
In this role you will deliver a range of specialist Employment Services to support participants through their journey, into sustainable employment. Ensuring contractual obligations and key delivery indicators are achieved, the post holder will work to strict compliance requirements issued as proscribed by funder.
For this role you must have effective verbal and written communication skills to ensure effective reporting and customer service and effective interpersonal and relationship building skills.
Please see the Role Profile for full details of the qualifications and experience required for this role.
Position: Specialist – (Coach, Wise Steps)
Hours: 35 hours per week
Status: Fixed Term until 31 March 2021
Salary: Circa £21k + excellent benefits
WORKING WITH THE WISE GROUP
We believe that to achieve our vision, all Wise Group colleagues must demonstrate on a daily basis, the behaviours which underpin our core values. We therefore invest and take time to recruit the right colleagues, knowing that this impacts on our culture which in turn delivers excellent results and outcomes for our valued customers.
The Wise Group provides an inclusive and supportive working environment and an excellent benefits package, which includes the following:
- 33 days’ annual leave (including Public Holidays) plus one additional day for every completed year of employment up to a maximum of an additional five days
- Generous Salary Exchange Pension Scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Life Assurance
- Cycle Scheme
- We are a family friendly employer and we actively try to ensure a positive work life balance and we welcome applications from employees requiring flexibility.
Disability Confident – The Disability Confident scheme supports us to make the most of the talents that disabled people can bring to our workplace.If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online please call 0141 303 3131.
The Wise Group is committed to equal opportunities and is a proud member of the Disability Confident scheme. As users of the scheme we guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.