Intensive Support Adviser
18.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year or 21.25 hours per week, 40 weeks per year
Salary: £26,455 FTE pro-rata for part-time hours
This is a newly created role and is in partnership with Berkshire Education Employer Partnership (BEEP) AND Adviza. This is a part-time role, working 18.5 hours per week (based on 52 weeks per year) and is a fixed term contract until February 2023. We would be happy to consider applicants who wish to work on a term-time only basis, and this would mean working 21.25 hours per week for 40 weeks per year.
This role will be solely funded by the European Social Berkshire Education Employer Partnership (BEEP) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults; and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
We are looking for an Intensive Support Advisor to join our Employer Engagement team at Newbury College. The aim of this role is to support vulnerable and disadvantaged young people from various target groups who are at risk of becoming long term NEET and move them into positive outcomes. The successful candidate will be able to provide individualised, intensive support to young people who are NEET after leaving school: through employer engagement opportunities, help them access further learning, training, apprenticeships and employment. You will also be required to provide intensive support to the young person and the employer as required to ensure all work experience placements are beneficial and managed effectively.
The successful applicant will have the following:
- A level 6 careers IAG qualification
- Experience of working with NEET/ at risk of NEET young people
- Enthusiasm and determination for seeing a project through
- Experience of working with young people in a variety of settings and from a range of social and cultural backgrounds
- Experience of developing provision and delivery with multidisciplinary teams or groups
- Experience of working with statutory and voluntary organisations supporting young people
- Ability to liaise and develop innovative provision to engage young people
- Substantial experience of delivering training/development sessions to young people on a variety of topics
- The ability to balance competing priorities
- Experience of co-ordinating activities of many staff to meet clear objectives
- The ability to collate information and evidence to support the outcomes of a specific project
It would also be helpful if you have the following:
- Graduate and/or holds a professional qualification young person focussed discipline e.g. Youth Work, Careers Guidance, Teaching, Social Work, Education Welfare
- Experience of working with employers and educational providers
- Experience of leading and/or delivering on outcome-based projects
- Experience of influencing peers, line managers and external organisations to contribute to the delivery of objectives
- 25 days holiday (pro-rata)
- Free on-site parking
- Local Government Pension Scheme (currently 5.8% employee contribution, 26.9% employer contribution)
- Friendly and flexible working environment
- Discounted childcare at on-site nursery for Newbury College staff
- On-site staff gym, for annual fee of £20
We’re on a mission to be an outstanding education provider. As an Ofsted ‘good’ college and accredited with Silver Investors in People, we are already well on our way to being a great place to study and work. To help take this ambition one step further, we need a talented mix of teaching and non-teaching staff to join our team.
If you are interested in joining us on the journey to outstanding, then please take a look at the Job Description for further details of the day to day duties. If you have any questions, then please feel free to contact a member of Newbury College's HR Department for further information.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the set closing date if we receive a good level of applicants. To avoid disappointment, we would advise that you complete your application in full, rather than saving and returning to complete at a later date.
Our college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.