Building Better Opportunities – Age of Opportunities Project
Job Title: Age of Opportunity – Specialist Support Worker
Post: 37 hours
Starting salary: £22,627 per annum
Term: immediate start to end December 2022

URPotential CIC is one of the thematic partners for the Age of Opportunity project, funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund, for the Building Better Opportunities Project for Lancashire. This is a 12 month post, led by Selnet, in collaboration with a number of community partners, to engage with and support people aged 50+ years of age who are unemployed or economically inactive move towards and back into employment in Lancashire.

URPotential works with young people, adults and communities across the Fylde Coast by offering accredited training, targeted youthwork and employability and volunteering opportunities.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated specialist support worker experienced in supporting unemployed and at times vulnerable adults and meeting targets, with sound assessment skills to deliver this work. The successful applicant will carry a caseload working across two thematic areas: volunteering and employability. Providing specialist support to each participant, working in very close partnership with theme leads, the post holder will be responsible for end to end support, completing diagnostic assessments and action plans with the participant: to improve wellbeing, accessing employment opportunities and offering volunteer brokerage for participants to consider options to improve their employment prospects.

Qualifications required: Level 2 Youth & Community Work, Health & Social Care or IAG and above or equivalent Level 2 qualification that evidences competence in a related field

Pension: new employees will be enrolled onto URPotential’s company pension scheme in accordance with our employment policy.
Travel: Travelling expenses will be paid for all journeys required for work, excluding travel from home to base. The current rates are 45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles per year and 25p per mile thereafter. As the nature of the post will require travel across the area, a full clean UK driving licence, appropriate insurance cover and use of a car is essential.

Extended closing date for completed applications: Friday 29th October 2021 at 12 noon with interviews to be arranged for the following week.

Job pack available by writing to Amanda Cane at URPotential, 296 Central Drive, Blackpool, FY1 5JW or emailing [email protected] or by telephone 01253 344398.

All those shortlisted will be contacted by email/telephone by 5pm on Monday 1 st November at the latest and will be required to deliver a short presentation at interview.