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Employment Adviser- Work Avenue

  • Location:
  • Sector: Community
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Employer: Work Avenue

As demand for our employment support services continues to rise, we are excited to be hiring an additional Employment Adviser to join us. Based in our contemporary shared workspace, WE Hub, in Finchley Central, we are looking for an engaged and energised professional to work two days a week in our friendly and hardworking team.


Main purpose of role:

To provide employment information, advice and guidance to Work Avenue clients and help them into suitable and sustainable work or study opportunities.


Key responsibilities:


·        Meeting, advising and guiding job seekers so they become more knowledgeable and smarter job seekers.

·        Meeting, advising and coaching people for careers’ guidance, offering advice on training routes and identifying further career development opportunities for clients.

·        Meeting clients for one to one bespoke employability training such as mock interviews.

·        Assisting clients with editing and amending CVs to final version

·        Keeping updated with the latest trends in job readiness and recruitment, and ensuring best practice is followed in all employment workshops and coaching sessions.

·        Researching appropriate routes into employment for all jobseekers including experienced hires, students, entry level personnel etc.

·        Formulating strategy to identify ways of engaging employers and candidates in order to raise profile and awareness of employment services offered by Work Avenue.

·        Engagement with WA employment reports and other statistics and data in order to ensure we manage our service delivery appropriately. 

·        Designing and delivering workshops for the Employment Division both within Work Avenue and externally where appropriate and ensuring client satisfaction through evaluation analysis

·        Assisting with project management of employment-related events throughout the year such as Career Networking and the Women in the Workplace Conference.


Person specification:

·        Educated to degree level or equivalent is desirable

·        Ability to build a rapport with diverse groups of people and evidence of working with them individually and in small groups. Ability to understand the client’s situation and range of issues through their eyes rather than your own

·        Able to communicate effectively with colleagues, employers, and people from a range of professional backgrounds

·        Contemporary knowledge of organisational recruitment processes across a range of industries

·        Contemporary knowledge of career pathways and the ability to research and identify such pathways

·        Strong written communication skills and listening skills; experience of delivering presentations/training to a diverse audience

·        Accurate record keeping and data input and management skills; fluent and confident technical skills

·        Knowledge of the Anglo Jewish community

·        Ability to work flexibly and prioritise a busy workload

·        Strong planning and organisational skills

·        Ability to work under pressure and be adaptable to tasks as required and to demonstrate a pro-active approach to problem solving

·        Understanding of the issues facing job seekers and able to challenge stereotyping or other discriminatory practice 


Please submit your CV, together with a covering letter which should address why you are a strong fit for this role. If there are any aspects of this role you would like to discuss, please contact emma@theworkavenue.org.uk.


Closing date for applications:   22nd November 2019

Interviews:                                       W/C 2nd December 2019