Senior Employment Advisor
St Mungo's
4d ago

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic, passionate and highly motivated Senior Employment Advisor to join our Employment Support service.

The role will include empowering and supporting the service to provide supported employment to people affected by homelessness and helping them to address and overcome barriers to gain paid work based on their preferences.

The role will involve :

  • Managing a small caseload of clients (18) and providing personalised and in depth support to clients so that they can overcome barriers that prevents them from moving towards paid employment
  • Providing in-work support for clients and employers
  • Networking and developing opportunities with local employers and other relevant partners / services
  • Promoting the benefits of gaining and sustaining employment within St Mungo’s services and with referring partners.
  • Involving and working closely with keyworkers and other key stakeholders involved in the client’s care to assist with their employment journey.
  • Line management of two Employment Advisors this involves regular case reviews, supervisions & appraisals.
  • Supporting the Employment Support Manager to continue to improve and develop the service
  • Keeping accurate data, evidence and update case management system
  • What we’re looking for

    The successful candidate will have experience of supporting clients to overcome barriers in order to gain paid employment.

    You will also have a background in building relationships with various stakeholders, including employers, with the ability to broker paid job opportunities.

    You will need to have excellent communication skills and the ability to engage effectively with various stakeholders, colleagues, employers and clients.

    You will also need strong organisational and multitasking skills and attention to detail, alongside strong case and data management skills.

    What we offer

  • Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities
  • In this role you receive a wealth of organisational training as well as training specific to the Employment Advisor role to support you continued personal development around employment-related support.

    St Mungo’s employees are encouraged to consider opportunities to develop new skills or progress including; secondments, internal transfers, application to new roles in the organisation or just to get involved in various projects happening within the organisation.

  • As a result last year 35% of our vacancies were filled by promotions. In 2019 we achieved We Invest in People Gold level accreditation and are one of just 3% of housing associations to achieve this standard;
  • 82% of staff who took part in the IIP survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.

  • A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place
  • At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 8 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves.

    Our Networks include : BAME, Carers and Parents, Lived Experience, LGBTQIA+, Disability Awareness, South West, Irish and Women’s Action.

  • Pay and Other Benefits
  • St Mungo’s is proud to pay client facing staff above average for the sector. We run a cycle to work scheme and also offer season tickets loans to all staff.

    St Mungo’s contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.

    What we do

    At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do, and in 2019 we supported nearly 30,000 people who were either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

    Our staff are crucial to making this happen.

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