NEW VACANCY: Employment Support Worker

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JOB ADVERT: Bangladeshi Islamic Association/Centre


JOB TITLE:                                  Employment Support Worker

RESPONSIBLE TO:                    Centre Manager

PURPOSE OF JOB:                    To deliver and manage the Employment Programme and meet its aims and outcomes. To encourage, inspire and support the positive personal development of  people towards the job market.

The role is solely working on BBO BRIDGES, which is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.


STARTING DATE:                      As soon as possible

NOTICE PERIOD:                      One month either side

DISCLOSURE:                           The successful candidate will not be confirmed into post until a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) has been carried out and the results are satisfactory.

SALARY:                                    £16,367.00

HOURS OF WORK:                   25 hours per week

CONTRACT:                             28 months fixed term (reviewed annually)


LOCATION:                                Sandwell


Closing date: Monday 4th November 2019

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Job Advert

Job Description 

Personal Specification

Job Application form




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BBO Family Matters

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The Building Better Opportunities programme is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund who are co-investing in local projects tackling the root causes of worklessness, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth. Family Matters is one of four projects within this programme across the Black Country and will help people across Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell move into or closer to employment by developing their skills and confidence. Family Matters is managed by the Black Country Together CIC in partnership with 16 local organisations across the Black Country. Sandwell Consortium is one of those partners. We Bangladeshi Islamic Centre are a member of Sandwell Consortium will be working alongside the following partners to deliver the project. BIC offer FREE support to individuals who are aged over 15 years old to develop their skills & secure employment. Activities include:

  • One-to-One Mentoring
  • Numeracy & Literacy Courses
  • Access to Childcare
  • Benefit Check
  • Job Club
  • CV and Application Form Support
  • Interview Preparation
  • Volunteer Opportunities

For more information about the Family Matters Programme please contact us at the Bangladeshi Islamic Centre on 0121 5588204.

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BBO Bridges

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Sandwell Consortium are one of 29 organisations in partnership with Steps to Work (STW) who are the lead organisation for a new and exciting Black Country-wide Building Better Opportunities (BBO) project is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

As a partner of the Sandwell Consortium, we provide provision of employment support through the BRIDGES project. The aim is to support the most disadvantaged and economically inactive residents in a range of community and outreach settings across Sandwell, and services are provided primarily through Consortium members.

Through BRIDGES, we offer intensive support and tailored interventions to anyone who is:

·        25 years and over

·        Unemployed (cannot be in part time work or on 0 hours contract)

·        Economically Inactive (including those not working who are claiming benefits)

·        Has complex needs/multiple barriers which are impacting on  being able to enter paid employment

·        Requires support to  fully and independently engage in existing services

We provide FREE support to individuals through:

·        One-to-One Mentoring

·        Confidence & Motivation

·        Job Search Support

·        Assistance with CV’s and Application Forms

·        Interview Preparation

·        Support to Access Courses

·        Volunteer Opportunities

Through these services individuals will feel more socially included, confident and financially aware and will have established goals and aspirations. We will help them to feel motivated to achieve their aspirations and provide them with the skills and knowledge they need to accomplish them – making obvious progress towards employment.

If you are looking to increase your employability skills and secure employment or if you would like to know more about the BRIDGES project, please give us a call on   0121 5588204.  

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