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Reboot West Employment and Education Advisor

About the job

Closing Date: 09:00, Monday 23rd July 2018 
Interviews:  Week Commencing 30th July 2018 

If you have not heard from us by 27th July 2018, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Please note, we realise that we are in summer holidays.  If you are interested but can not make this week for interviews contact tim.wye@1625ip.co.uk and depending on numbers of applicants we may look at alternative dates

Terms, conditions and benefits:

• Hours per week : Full time 37.5 but Part Time Hours would be considered: please contact us before application
• Contract type: Permanent
• Pay: £22,401 to £24,657 per year (NJC Scale 24- 27), (pro rata for part time)

(Various locations: Bristol, Bath and NE Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire)



The role

We are really excited that 1625 Independent People, in partnership with Bristol City Council and three neighbouring local authorities (South Gloucestershire, Bath and North-East Somerset and North Somerset), have succeeded in becoming only one of three national projects  to develop a Social Impact Bond for Care Leavers.  Funded by the Department for Education (DfE) this four-year project will give around 200 care leavers the support and opportunities they need to succeed in education, training and employment.

You will be part of a new team of up to 7 Education and Employment Advisors who will be co-located at 1625ip and in local authority Leaving Care teams.  You will be asked about your location preferences on the application form.  Working closely with those teams you will have a real chance to enhance the life opportunities for young people leaving care.

You will be involved in an innovative approach to commissioning through delivering outcomes for care leavers through a Social Impact Bond.  This means the service will be paid for on the basis of delivering specific positive outcomes for young people, with a focus on sustained education, training and employment. Your role will be pivotal in delivering success. You will be involved in setting up systems to ensure that these outcomes are recorded.
Teams at 1625ip are very supportive of each other and through reflective practice we are always learning from our own and each other’s experiences.

Our work is rooted in providing support in a Psychologically Informed Environment framework known as PIE. Developing these approaches to Care Leavers is central to Reboot West.  You will need to be able to really connect with care leavers and to help them set goals and overcome barriers.

A typical day may include:

1. Working with a Care Leaver on a 1:1 basis to help them decide and commit to goals and overcoming barriers.
2. Running group sessions and training young people in employment skills.
3. Giving practical support (such as helping them to get to that all-important interview).
4. Recording what you have done with the young person, including records of specific outcomes achieved by the young person.


About you

You have empathy and understanding of the needs of Care Leavers or homeless young people and the barriers they face. You will have practical experience of working with this or a similar group of people.
You have knowledge about psychologically informed approaches and have a genuine curiosity about how people (including yourself) identify life values and goals and how to live consistently and openly with them.
You are outcomes focussed and happy working in an environment, which is results driven.
You are able to demonstrate an ability to work in partnership with other agencies and partners to deliver results for an individual.
Flexibility and innovation is really important in this project, as is looking for creative ways to support a young person.  
We are looking for a range of skills and you may come from a variety of backgrounds, for example: social work, education, youth work, EET work.  We want you to bring your unique skills to the team.
• There is a requirement to work flexibly as required, which may include occasional evening and weekend work.
• You will need to travel across your patch so you must have either a full driving licence and access to a vehicle or the equivalent ability to travel with reasonable adjustments.



Where and Who?

You will be working in the Reboot West Team and line managed by the Reboot West Manager.
You will be based within the Care Leavers teams at each local authority but also work out of our head office in Old Market, Bristol.
If you’d like to have an informal chat about the role please contact Tim Wye, tim.wye@1625ip.co.uk or phone 0117 3177093


About us

1625 Independent People prevents youth homelessness in the South West and has been helping 16-25 year olds reboot their lives for over 30 years. With around 100 staff in four locations, we provided housing and support to around 2500 young people last year.  

We’re one of the brightest youth organisations in the South West, leaders in our field, no other organisation in the area has the same wealth of experience.

Our service works because we include young people at every level of our organisation.

Read more about 
what we do and who we are.


Equal opportunities for everyone
We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
We expect all our staff to do this and to have appropriate criminal and reference checks. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check. 
We believe ex-offenders should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers. Having a criminal record does not automatically mean you can’t work here. We will take the time to consider the offence, the role and the risk.
We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race  (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, sex (gender) or sexual orientation. Our workforce should represent our community.
We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented. This said, all applications are only considered on merit.
We do everything we can to make sure our recruitment opportunities don’t have barriers for disabled applicants. If you have a disability and need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process please let us know as soon as possible.
Some examples of types of adjustments we can make are:
  • If you have dyslexia and need extra time during assessments, this can be agreed.
  • If you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility we can make sure your interview is in an accessible room.
  • If you have back pain and need to stretch we can provide breaks in an interview.
Please read our full Policies above for more detailed information or for further advice please contact us on  jobs@1625ip.co.uk


Job pack

Returning completed applications

Email the Application Form to jobs@1625ip.co.uk


Post the Application Form to:
HR Department
Independent People
Kingsley Hall
59 Old Market Street

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