Job Description


Building Better Opportunities Keyworker x 2

  • Location:
    Agile / Home based
  • Salary:
    £26,000 + benefits
  • Employment Type:
    Fixed Term
  • Hours per Week:
  • Closing Date:
    9 December 2021
Reporting Group:
  • Places Impact

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We are Places for People Group; we are placemakers; our work impacts on the lives of people across the U.K. – providing homes to live in, communities to retire to, spaces to stay active, supported homes for independent living, and student accommodation. Our places work when they work for everyone.  

How do we do all this? By surrounding ourselves with Supportive people, Customer Focused people and Friendly people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.

So, we want you to join us and the 12,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped us create places, maintain 195,000 homes, manage £4 billion of assets and teach 75,000 children to swim each week.

More about your role

This will be for two full time positions, working 36.25 hours per week across Monday to Friday.

In partnership with a number of bodies in Lancashire and with funding secured from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social 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

Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that's why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse and pioneering business.  

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; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership – to a wealth of extra perks including discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more.

Age of Opportunity and Invest In Youth projects are funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery 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 unable to access the application online, please call us on 01772 666555 to discuss alternative ways to apply.

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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