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Senior Employment Officer 24.01.20

Senior Employment Officer
South Kirkby, Wakefield
£24,925 p/annum rising to £29,017 p/annum with length of service
Full Time | Temporary – 12 months

Newground CIC, a member of the Together Housing Group, is an award winning social enterprise, delivering professional products and services in a competitive marketplace and supporting the creation of sustainable communities. We are currently looking for a Senior Employment Advisor to join our team, working out of Wakefield, West Yorkshire. We are active in all of the neighbourhoods we operate in, and actively strive to improve the lives of over 50,000 customers and tenants, providing more than 38,000 homes. If you want to join a business that is working for a better future for everyone, this could be that chance.

What is a Senior Employment Advisor? You will be working with members of various communities, to discuss, address and break down barriers that prevent members of those communities from gaining employment & to assist them in becoming ready for work, and finding successful employment.

You will be working with local partners to identify, and then harness new local, regional and national initiatives that will deliver new opportunities to access employment & training. Part of this will be assisting in the co-ordination of events that promote our employability offering.

You will be active in the recruitment of clients into the employability project, retain their engagement in the project & to encourage them in participating with workshops, job clubs as well as 1-2-1s. You will be doing all of these to raise aspirations, challenge them and enable all clients to reach their full potential.

You will need the following key skills, knowledge & experience to work as a Senior Employment Advisor, based from South Kirkby, Wakefield: 

– Experience of working with clients aged 16-65 years
– Evidence of working effectively with clients who suffer from multiple barriers preventing them from engaging and participating on short and long term interventions
– Experience of problem solving, working on cases until completion & maintaining and managing a varied caseload
– Experience of working with local delivery partners
– Understanding of the pressures and demands placed on people that are unemployed and from lower income backgrounds and being able to recognise the issues affecting people whom are out of work.

Due to the nature of some of our customers, you will require a full enhanced DBS, which Together Housing will support the ideal candidate through

Due to the nature of the role, a full driving license is required, along with access to your own vehicle insured for business purposes; with travel to our other offices throughout the North of England.

In return we can offer you a great set of benefits which includes; 27 days holiday (rising to 32 over 5 years service) + bank holidays.
A great flexible working environment, with a range of family friendly policies
Great new comfortable and modern offices
A huge scope of personal development opportunities
A very attractive pension scheme & healthcare benefits as well
For the more active minded we also offer a “cycle to work” scheme

The closing date for applications is the 23rd February, with interviews being held on the 6th March.

Complete the online application form by clicking here and click the green apply now button. Alternatively email your CV & a Covering Letter to and please ensure you download a copy of the Job Description from the top of the page & ensure your CV matches the requirements of the role.

Together Housing is dedicated to ensuring that the principles and duties of safeguarding both adults and children are holistically, consistently and conscientiously applied with the wellbeing of all in mind.

Together Housing Group is an Investor in People organisation

Please ensure you download and read a copy of our privacy policy as well.

If you would like to have a chat about the post and find out more; please contact the Sustainable Communities Co-ordinator, Lucy Keogh  on 07875 319603 or email

The project is part financed by the European Social Fund 2014-2020 programme and will receive up to £2,875,709 of funding from the European Social fund (ESF) as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth programme in England.  The Department of Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England ESF Programme.