Job Vacancy – This-Ability Mentor

This-Ability Mentor

HUMBER LEARNING CONSORTIUM
This-Ability Project

Full-time 35 hours per week

Salary £19000 – £24000 per annum Post covering Hull/East Riding

Excellent Benefits including 10% employer contribution to company pension scheme and life insurance cover

36 days annual leave including Bank Holidays

Working hours to promote a healthy work/life balance

BACKGROUND

Humber Learning Consortium (HLC) is a registered charity (1097333) providing learning and skills opportunities to disadvantaged people and communities.

This-Ability is a £3.79m Big Lottery Funded project covering the Hull and East Riding area.  The project started on 2nd January 2019.

This-Ability will support people aged between 18 – 29years, with learning and physical disabilities/difficulties and long-term health conditions, who have been unemployed or economically inactive for 6 months+ with the aim of moving them into work.

Over 5 years we will support up to 500 participants moving at least 200 (40%) into employment, through the assistance of a supported employment programme (MOBY)

Participants will receive high quality advice, support, and training delivered by the This-Ability and its partners. We expect at least 400(80%) participants to achieve an Employability Passport.

This-Ability is built upon principles of coproduction – involving participants in the design and delivery of the services they receive.

The Mentor role will involve the delivery of quality guidance and support on a one to one basis, group sessions delivering the elements of the Employability Passport and supporting participants to achieve the overall project outcomes.

The Mentor role will assist participants once in employment, to ensure sustainability and a smooth transition into the world of work.

The post-holder will report to the Project Manager.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Key responsibilities of the This-Ability Mentor post include:
  • To promote and generate interest of the This-Ability project through a variety of means
  • To establish and maintain relationships with participants to provide advice, guidance and support.
  • Develop and deliver high quality employability sessions through group work as well as one to one support.
  • Assist in the development and support needs for participants who are planning their nextsteps for employment.
  • Develop the participant journey maintaining realistic aims and objectives using the Employability Passport
  • Support participants with multiple barriers including those hardest to reach
  • Support participants to attend appointments and prepare for the next stage of their journey
  • Assist with events and meeting organisations linking in with the This-Ability and other relevant organisations/delivery partners
  • Work closely with evaluators and PADD to research and demonstrate the impact of Talent Match & MOBY
  • Support with creating resources for employers and external partners such as videos, activities, marketing material etc.
  • Recognise, record and report allegations/disclosures of Safeguarding including all concerns
  • Support the delivery of the partnership network events with other Mentors.
  • Administration tasks in-line with role and This-Ability requirements
  • Day-to-day liaison with Delivery Partners and HLC staff members
  • Promote the Humber Skills Pledge to local employers
  • Any other duties commensurate with the post

PERSON SPECIFICATION

About you 

To be considered for this exciting role you must have a passionate belief in the potential of young people and a strong empathy for and understanding of the issues facing our target groups. You will be able to put forward ideas and strategies that engage and motivate young people. You will need to be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic, whilst at the same time remain focused on the aims and requirements of the project.  We are looking for an excellent team member who is driven and solution focused.

You will play an active, visible role in a dedicated project team and will need to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and motivation.

The role is challenging and will require personal resilience, good levels of initiative, and an ability to respond positively and creatively to problems and challenges.

Essential Criteria

  • Good interpersonal and team-working skills and an ability to deal confidently and professionally with a wide range of people in differing contexts and from different backgrounds.
  • Solution focused problem solver
  • Confident individual in communicating and interacting with people on all levels
  • Forward thinking individual able to prioritise own workload.
  • An excellent team worker.
  • Adaptable to change and new ways of working on a fast-moving project
  • Be able to gather evidence and present in various forms.
  • Able to work accurately to tight deadlines.

 

Desirable Criteria

  • Mentoring Qualification
  • Minimum of PTTLS
 

Click to download a PDF version of the Job Specification

HLC take Data Protection and Information Security extremely seriously. 
Please do not email a copy of your application or CV as this is a security and data protection risk. 
All applications will need to be submitted by Wednesday 21st April, 5pm.

This-Ability is financed by The National Lottery Community Fund.

Humber Learning Consortium is the lead partner for the Springboard Hull and Humber partnership project, providing specialist support and training for young people to access work and learning.  This activity is part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative and This Ability on behalf of The National Lottery Community Fund.

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