Skills and Employability Adviser (Hastings)

Location: Hastings Contract: Permanent, Part-time (29.6 hours/week, 4 days per week) Salary: £24,386 to £29,732 per annum pro rata (depending on skills and experience) Closing Date: 01st July 2024

Are you looking for a rewarding career that enables you to make a positive difference to the lives of young people?

Are you a dedicated and empathetic individual with a proven ability to build strong relationships and support individuals from diverse backgrounds in achieving their goals?

Would you like to be part of an award-winning Charity that helps improve the lives of more than 300,000 individuals each year?

If so, this role could be the perfect fit for you.

CXK is looking for a Skills & Employability Adviser to support a case load of young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET), or are at risk of becoming NEET, with their transition into post-16 provision.  As a Skills & Employability Adviser, you will use your creativity and mentoring skills to engage young people in the Youth Employability Service (YES), supporting them to move on to their next progression.

Covering the East of the county and based in Hastings, We are looking for someone with experience and initiative, who can work creatively to engage young people in the service and then move onto to their next progression.

Your role will extend beyond direct beneficiary support; you’ll collaborate closely with partner organisations such as the Youth Justice Service and community hubs, ensuring seamless referrals and continued progress for our beneficiaries.

Main responsibilities:

  • Effectively liaising and communicating with a range of partner organisations to identify support for young people as needed.
  • Champion and promote opportunities and resources with the caseload and partners/stakeholders.
  • Maintain regular and consistent contact with young people to gain their trust, delivering effective caseload management, appropriately managing risk and safeguarding.
  • Assess, action plan and review to make sure that appropriate IAG planning, and support is available for young people on caseload.

Please click here for the full job description and person specification

In return for your skills and experience, you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • An annual salary of £24,386 to £29,732 per annum
  • 30-33 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Defined contribution pension scheme (matched by CXK up to 10% depending on length of service)
  • Death in service life assurance policy (3 x annual salary)
  • Generous sick leave benefits
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Comprehensive training and development programmes
  • Mental health first aiders
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Interest free parking permit loans
  • Health Assured – Employee Assistance programme

About CXK

CXK is an award-winning charity which supports young people and adults to build the skills and confidence they need to move into sustainable education, employment, or training. We continually strive to provide the best services to meet the needs of the 260,000+ beneficiaries that we support each and every year – empowering individuals and strengthening communities across the south of England.

Passion, innovation, and integrity are at the heart of our culture.  Therefore, we’re dedicated to bringing together highly skilled people who are passionate about making a difference.  In return, we offer a flexible, professional, and friendly work environment in which staff are truly valued and invested in.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 1st July 2024. 

If you have any questions please contact Area Manager

**Please note that we reserve the right close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.  Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as soon as possible**


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