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JOBS: WORKS Delivery Officer Vacancy, Bristol City Council

Job title : WORKS Delivery Officer
Jobreference :VAC001905
Applicationclosing date :07/10/2021
Location:City Hall College Green City Centre Bristol BS1 5TR
Salary:BG9: *GBP*25,481 – *GBP*27,741 Pro rata
Jobcategory/type :Education

1 x Full time (37 hours), Fixed term until August 2022.
1 x Part time (18.5 hours), Fixed term until Dec 2022.

A great opportunity has arisen for two individuals to join the Bristol WORKS team. We are looking for two motivated individuals who are able to deliver high level customer service and someone who is looking to work in a fast paced and flexible manner to ensure that young people are supported. You will need to be an enthusiastic and resilient person who is able to prioritise workload and work to targets.

The role is to join an established team within the employment skills and learning division of Bristol City Council. You will need to be passionate about finding solutions for enabling young people to improve long term career progression and creative and curious about how we can improve our service to coordinate and deliver high quality careers provision and activity . It will be of great benefit to be a confident, driven and adept at handling the challenges as they arise. The team strive to deliver high quality support along with the understanding of the challenges that may be faced by young people to gain sustained education, employment or training.

The Bristol WORKS team sits within the Young careers and pathways team who are responsible for tracking, empowering and supporting young people aged 16 – 18 and 19 – 25 for young people who have an education health care plan to find suitable education, employment and training. The role being advertised is within the Pre 16 strand of the team and the post holder will be expected to liaise with schools, employers and organisations to coordinate, deliver and evaluate meaningful careers activity.

This role is about making a positive contribution and supporting young people to find suitable opportunities to help them reach their full potential. Our service is offering direct support alongside referrals to other specialist provisions. You will need to be passionate about the work, confident, driven, adept at handling the kind of problems that may arise, able to deliver high quality bespoke support along with an understanding of personal challenges that may be barriers to progression.

Experience of working in other similar roles would be beneficial as well as a knowledge of current Bristol education, employment and training opportunities but not essential as training will be given. You will need to demonstrate the ability to absorb, understand and apply relevant policy and legislation.

Why Bristol City Council?
At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.

Join us and you’ll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

How do I apply?
If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please select the apply button below.

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

For permanent Bristol City Council employees, this post will be a secondment.

For employees who are currently on a fixed term contract with Bristol City Council, the secondment must not extend beyond the end of the fixed term period to ensure there is a substantive post to return to.

If you are currently a casual worker or a member of an employment agency (currently working with Bristol City Council) this post will be a fixed term contract.

Please note that this role is subject to an enhanced DBS Check.

We will be shortlisting early October with the aim to interview mid-October. We would be requiring the candidate to start as soon as possible after interview.

If you require any further information – Please contact WORKS Project Manager, Hayley.Galpin.
Please explore our website: – https://www.bristol.works/

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented within this Service of Bristol City Council. Appointments will be made on merit.

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