Job Title: Employment Support Officer
Type of Contract: 6 month - Fixed Term Contract
Location: Sittingbourne, Kent
Hours: 36 hours a week, Full-time
Salary: £30,768 pro rata plus an ECU allowance
Closing date for applications: Sunday 29th of March 2020
Interview date: Tuesday 7th of April 2020 (Interviews will take place in our Bell Road, Sittingbourne office)
If you have employment support experience and have the relevant experience supervising volunteers and project participants, join Optivo as an Employment Support Officer.
One of the largest housing providers in the UK, Optivo is also a member of the G15 group of London’s biggest housing associations. Currently, we’ve over 45,000 homes across London, the South East and the Midlands, giving 90,000 people somewhere affordable to call their own. And, we’re still growing. Indeed, with a target of 1,500 homes in development every year, there’s never been a better time to join us.
What you’ll be doing
You will be able to devise, plan and deliver an annual programme of residents’/participants’ personal development and employment support activities and projects. Run a caseload of employment support, advice and guidance for residents. Ensuring activities contribute effectively to achieving measureable impact for participants in employment readiness progressions and job outputs/outcomes. Deliver an annual work programme to help achieve the overall Social Impact Team targets /plan.
What you’ll need
You will be skilled at developing and working in local project partnerships with other agencies/organisations including contracted co-workers/sessional workers. You will also have a clear understanding & aptitude to prepare precise reports on project activities including performance and financial data and record keeping.
What’s in it for you?
You’ll enjoy a great salary and benefits package, including 27 days (rising to 30 days) plus bank holidays, and a day off for your birthday. You can also buy and sell leave up to 5 days. We have generous pension and life assurance schemes too, plus a cycle to work scheme and travel loans. Add in a healthcare cash plan covering dental, glasses, physiotherapy, vaccinations, 24 hour GP and more, plus various high street discounts, (not to mention flexible working and in house career development opportunities). If you are passionate about what you do and share our ambitions, we look forward to hearing from you.
At Optivo we work hard to create a diverse and inclusive culture and environment where people are respected for who they are. Encouraging inclusion is not just about protected characteristics, it’s about celebrating differences of thought, opinion, experience and perspective of each individual. We’re all different in our own way and we want our colleagues to feel comfortable, that they belong, and are safe to be themselves at work, without fear of being judged or excluded, but valued for their contribution to our One Team approach.