Location
Leeds (Hybrid)
Advertising Salary:
28678.00 per annum FTE
Careers Site Advertising End Date
31 Jul 2024

About the role

Key Worker - fixed term

Locations: Leeds ( Hybrid)

This is a full time fixed term contract until March 2025 (37 hours per week).

The Work and Health Programme is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and managed by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. It is a comprehensive, collaborative initiative that extends support to workless households and individuals facing various barriers to progression including obstacles linked to health and wellbeing, skills and confidence. It aims to facilitate their journey back into the workforce by providing targeted pre-employment interventions.


Job Purpose
The Key Worker plays a pivotal role in this programme, working closely with individuals and households facing barriers to employment. The primary purpose of this role is to provide comprehensive support, guidance, and advocacy to empower participants in overcoming health-related challenges and facilitate their journey towards sustainable employment. The Key Worker will work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team to ensure a holistic and person-centred approach, ultimately enhancing the overall well-being and employability of our participants.

The successful candidate must be prepared to travel within the region. Key Workers may be required to work in a range of locations including community venues and employers’ premises. The work may involve working in more than one location and there will be travel involved as part of the job. It may be necessary to work outside normal office hours. This job description needs to be considered in the context of a developing and evolving area of service delivery and therefore the duties described above will need to be adapted to meet the needs of the project.

Person Specification:

Knowledge

Essential:

  • Knowledge of local labour markets and barriers to employment  
  • Knowledge of customer service and relationship management
  • Understanding of the local area and factors contributing to the local labour market
  • Have an understanding of and a commitment to quality
  • Have a good knowledge of employment, training and personal development support opportunities that are available In the local community

Experience

Essential:

  • Recent experience of working with adults in a related field, ideally determining need and supporting economically inactive participant choices
  • Experience of working in a target driven environment

A full list of job objectives and requirements can be found in the JD.

Deadline for applications: midnight 31 July
 
Interviews to take place via Microsoft Teams.
 
How to apply:

To be considered for this vacancy, applicants are required to complete and submit a fully completed application form through our website.

Salary & Benefits
 
Salary: £28,678.00 per annum FTE (based on 37 hours per week)
 

Benefits include:

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rota)
  • Matched Pension Scheme   
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Health care cash plan
  • Retail discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Wellbeing App

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults whom we work with and come into contact with around the world. All applicants are subject to thorough screening and successful candidates are subject to the relevant level of criminal record checks with national police authorities or the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This will be at minimum a basic DBS check.
 
At Education Development Trust, we strive to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and knows they can reach their full potential.  We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks. We’re committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Education Development Trust an inclusive place to work.  If you have specific requirements or adjustments, please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application.  We are proud to be a member of the Disability Confident employer scheme.
 
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About the organisation

 Education Development Trust has first-rate credentials in providing services that bridge the gap between education, training and employment. We have been a leading careers service provider in the UK for over 20 years and have a successful track record of managing programmes delivering careers, employment and skills support.
 
To find out more about the careers service at Education Development Trust, please click here.
 
Please Click here to see our Annual Impact Review for 2022/2023, which highlights the ways in which our work has impacted lives around the world – and the progress we have made since 2021/2022.

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