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Career Connect is a large vibrant and innovative Charity delivering advice and guidance
services across the Northwest.

Originally established as Greater Merseyside Connexions in 2001 and later became a Charity
(April 2011) forming as Career Connect.

Since our formation as a Charity in April 2011, the Charity has gone from strength to strength.
With a workforce of 400+ employees and a passion for helping others realise their potential,
we help adults and young people make informed choices to succeed in work, education and
training.

We have successfully delivered a wide range of contracts and have expanded our reach well
beyond the Liverpool City Region, with significant delivery across Manchester and the North
West.

We have a strong relationship with 200+ schools as their chosen IAG specialist and deliver the
National Careers Service providing universal careers guidance to adults across the Liverpool
City Region, Cheshire & Warrington and Lancashire, in community venues such as job centres
and in prisons, supporting offenders.

Achieve North West Connect are a wholly owned subsidiary of Career Connect and specialise
in targeted support for offenders in custody and community (including ‘through the gate’)
helping people to overcome barriers and make positive changes/ achieve goals.

We also cover several local authority areas, delivering NEET services and have a significant
social investment programme - Unlocking Potential, who work with vulnerable young people
aged 14-17 (up to 25 for young people with SEND) that are NEET/at risk of becoming NEET.
We pride ourselves on being reliable, responsive, innovative, accountable, proud and
independent.

Career Connect is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We promote diversity across our practitioner, delivery and management networks and welcome applications from people of all racial and cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities.

We are committed to training and developing employees so that we can provide a high quality service that is reflective of the communities we serve.

Some posts within Career Connect will be subject to DBS clearance. You will be advised what level of clearance is required at the point of an official offer of employment being made.

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Company Benefits

  • * Competitive salary
  • * Company Pension
  • * Flexible Working
  • * Generous leave entitlement package (starting entitlement 25 days, which increases to 31 with service) plus bank holidays
  • * Company sickness pay above statutory minimum
  • * Enhanced Maternity pay terms
  • * Counselling
  • * Occupational Health Services that includes and Employee Assistance Programme
  • * Childcare Voucher scheme, helping working parents save hundreds of pounds every year
  • * Travel Loans
  • * Cycle Scheme
  • * Optical benefits

The company has invested in my professional development supporting me through various qualifications to upskill and deliver an improved service

- Career Connect Employee

It is apparent from the assessment that the employees feel the business remains a great place to work

- IiP report 2016

Current Vacancies

Engagement Worker

Are you looking for your next opportunity?

Are you innovative and interested in helping others to succeed? If so, we want to hear from you!!

 A number of exciting opportunities have become available in both our Liverpool Team based at Norris Green Youth Centre and also in Wirral Team based in Birkenhead. You will be supporting young people 16-19 to access employment, education and training opportunities. Working with partners and in the local community, you will have a caseload of young people to follow up and engage. You will make referrals to other colleagues in the team who provide Coaching, Information, Careers Advice and Guidance support. If you have the enthusiasm and drive to make a difference to young people’s lives we want to hear from you.

As an Engagement Worker you will be expected to use innovative methods and approaches to engage those young people who have had a minimal contact with the service.

You’ll carry out telephone calls and attend home visits and will build respectful and trusting relationships with young people and their families who face difficulties/disadvantages through life, learning or work.

You’ll work closely with your peers and will have a network of others to support you, key partner agencies, training providers and voluntary organisations that you will signpost to.

For those wishing to apply, you must hold 5 GCSEs or equivalent, including English. Level 3 Advice and Guidance is desirable but not essential.

Please complete an application form and return to Humanresources@careerconnect.org.uk by Wednesday 5th June 2019

Please click here for full job description.

For specific enquires please contact humanresources@careerconnect.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 05/06/2019

Date TBC @ Exchange Flags, Liverpool

Location:Wirral and Liverpool

Term:Full Time, Permanent

Salary:£15,137 - £17,387 per annum (Band ENG1 - ENG3)

Job Reference Number:EW1G

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Coach - National Careers Service

We are looking for a candidate to join our National Careers Service team as a Coach, to deliver the National Careers Service contract to adults across Halton and Warrington.

Coaches are responsible for providing face to face impartial information, advice and guidance.

Key elements of this role include the provision of advice and the referral and placement of adults into learning and employment and to work with adults to broaden their career horizons, support their personal development needs to enable them to make effective decision and take positive action and progress into employment, learning and training opportunities.

Applicants must hold a relevant academic/vocational qualification at minimum Level 4 e.g. Career Information Advice and Guidance level 4 diploma

For a full job description please click here

Those wishing to apply should click the apply now button at the top of this advertisement where you will be prompted to download a Microsoft Word version of the application form.

As part of Career Connect Equal Opportunities Policy, we aim to ensure that all applicants for posts receive equal treatment irrespective of their individual and diverse needs. In order to monitor the effectiveness of the policy we would be grateful if you could complete and return the following equal opportunities monitoring form - Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

 

 

 

For specific enquires please contact Dave Carter on david.carter@careerconnect.org.uk or 07792 291 593

The closing date for applications is 10/06/2019

Interviews will be held on 17th June 2019

Location:Halton & Warrington

Term:Permanent

Salary:£18,778 up to £22,452 depending on experience

Job Reference Number:Coach NCS

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Case Manager

Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to contribute towards a highly successful ESF programme? Join our expanding team.

We are recruiting for a Case Manager with delivery across Cumbria , Kendal and Barrow

Achieve North West Connect (ANWC) is delivering Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) CFO’s ‘supporting social inclusion through improving the employability prospects of offenders’ project. Funding is provided jointly through HMPPS and the European Social Fund (ESF).

Delivery of the service is focused around a case management model; participants are assigned an Achieve case manager who works with them throughout their journey to employment, working in parallel with offender managers who manage their offending behaviour. The project is voluntary but it targets ‘hard to reach’ offenders who require additional support to get them ready for work.

Community based staff may be required to work in a prison at some points during the life of the project.

The roles:

We are looking to employ a confident and performance driven individual who can positively motivate offenders/ex-offenders into education, training and employment.

The role of the case manager is to engage and work with eligible individuals, providing a case management approach to the delivery of learning, training and employment opportunities. The case manager will deliver bespoke interventions to participants on a one-to-one and group basis. This will include the delivery and assessment of accredited courses and employability related training. The role will require liasion and referral to external agencies/partners who can further support the participants and then progress them into employment opportunities. The case manager will be required to record their work accurately on our internal recording database.

The posts are permanent although subject to a satisfactory 6 month probationary period. Applications are welcome from disabled people who, if they meet the essential criteria for this post, will be offered an interview.

A full job description can be found here

For specific enquires please contact Ant Bigley 07790 364102

The closing date for applications is 04/06/2019

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 12th June @ either Lancaster or Liverpool - TBC

Location:Cumbria-Kendal & Barrow

Term:Permanent

Salary:up to £25,617 p.a

Job Reference Number:ANWCMLM

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