Building Better Opportunities Keyworker


Building Better Opportunities Keyworker

  • Location:
    Agile / Home based - North West
  • Salary:
    £26,000 + Agile NW + Benefits
  • Employment Type:
    Fixed Term
  • Hours per Week:
  • Closing Date:
    7 July 2022
Reporting Group:
  • Places Impact

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We are Places for People Homes, we manage affordable homes for people of all ages and circumstances to live and enjoy life, all across the country.

We want you to join the Places for People Group and the 11,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped to build, manage, maintain places that people are proud to call home and stay active in. How do we do all this? We surround ourselves with supportive people, process driven people and forward thinking people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.

More about your role

In partnership with a number of bodies in Lancashire and with funding secured by the European Social fund and matched by the National Lottery Community Fund we are currently looking for a Keyworker to assist in building the confidence and skills of individuals within the Lancashire area with the overall aim to gain employment or enter training.

As part of the Building Better Opportunities project you will work closely with people aged 50+ and/or 16-24 year old NEETs to provide support in moving individuals closer to employment by addressing barriers to training and volunteering. The journey will promote social inclusion whilst combatting poverty for the individuals.Places for People working in partnership with a range of providers will target customers in two age categories to offer interventions to enable ‘vulnerable' individuals to gain independence and where appropriate move into learning, training and/or employment. The offer will also include financial and budgeting support as well as promoting personal well-being and development.

Additionally, you will provide outreach activities and access to locally provided services. This may include addressing issues related to; health, language, transport, childcare and basic skills.

For more information please download our job profile available on our website.

This is a fixed term post expected to last until the end of December 2022 – subject to funding.

More about you

In order to be successful in this role you will possess a natural empathetic style and be able to offer pragmatic advice and raise aspirations to motivate vulnerable client groups. You should have previous experience of working with ‘hard to reach' client groups, additionally you must be able to evidence effective case management skills and be confident delivering and documenting individual customer journeys.

We are looking for someone who is able to work independently and manage their own workload as the role will involve spending significant amounts of time out in the field. You will also need a full driving licence and access to your own vehicle

The benefits

We are a large diverse and ambitious business, which will give you job security and all the challenge you could wish for. Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.

We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier which can include:

  • Excellent holiday pay and sick pay
  • Pension with matched contributions
  • Training
  • Extra perks including huge discounts and offers from shops, cinemas and much more.

Funding secured by the European Social fund and matched by the National Lottery Community Fund

What's next?

If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then apply following our simple 5 minute application process, upload a CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the role. If you have any questions please call the recruitment team on 01772 666555.

Please note that we may bring the closing date forward, if we receive a large number of quality applications. If you are interested in this role we would advise applying immediately to avoid disappointment.

If you are using a mobile device such as an iPad then ensure your CV is stored in the cloud, we currently support Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox.

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