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Career Connect is a large vibrant and innovative charity, delivering careers information, advice and guidance services across the northwest. (Previously known as GMCP or Greater Merseyside Connexions)

Career Connect is a great organisation to work for, offering a competitive benefits package including 25 days annual leave which increases with service, flexible working arrangements, and a commitment to employee learning and development.

We are promoting diversity across our practitioner, delivery and management networks and always welcome applications from people of all racial and cultural backgrounds. Career Connect supports equal opportunities in employment and is a positive about disabilities employer. Every disabled candidate who meets the minimum criteria will be offered an interview. The minimum criteria can be found on the relevant person specification in the application pack.

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. Most of the roles in the company are subject to enhanced DBS check.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for any of the positions listed below, please complete an application form and return to Human Resources before the specified closing date.

For mobile users, an application form can be downloaded from the grey menu bar above Work For Us.

You will find an application form and other supporting documentation in the form of an application pack that includes a full job description/person specification top left hand corner of this page.

Engagement Worker

Location:Liverpool/ Knowsley

Fixed term 31/03/2017

Salary:£15,137 per annum

Job Reference Number:EW1LIV2

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!!

We have an exciting opportunity for an Engagement Worker to join our Liverpool and Knowsley Team, engaging with young people and supporting them in making successful transitions into Education, Employment and Training.

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 part of a highly motivated and friendly team with excellent links with partners and the wider community.

The post holder will cover North Liverpool and City-bases-Norris Green Youth Club and The Door. Part of the role will also cover the Knowsley area.

For those wishing to apply, you must hold 5 GCSEs or equivalent, including English.

For a full job description outlining the duties and key skills/experiences necessary to undertake this role please click here

With effect from April 2018, we intend to open up the spot salary band to enable staff at this grade to progress to £16,349 with a further increment to £17,387 from April 2019

For specific enquires please contact Richard Seddon on 07736476972

The closing date for applications is 30/11/2017

Interview date yet to be confirmed

Operations Director

Location:Liverpool/Manchester Base

Permanent

Salary:£70,000

Job Reference Number:

Innovative Operations Director for careers/employment support services for adults and young people

Innovation has been at the heart of our success; we have lead the way in winning social investment for contracts that deliver change.  With the early retirement of our current Director, we now seek an innovative and determined leader to head up a range of our multi-site/agency services delivery teams. A member of our Executive and Board teams, you will play a key role in: 

  • Developing our client and market presence
  • Driving excellence in our delivery
  • Continuously improving our performance management framework and associated systems
  • Building capacity in our teams of professionals to grow and achieve

 

Specific knowledge of the careers sector is not essential, and we seek candidates who are:

  • Experienced in leading targeted services delivery such as employment/skills, social services, housing support and careers guidance
  • Experienced in successfully managing and overseeing a diverse range of contract types, including PBR
  • Innovative, able to shape our strategy and identify novel services approaches
  • Bright and inquisitive, highly data/IT literate
  • Customer and business development oriented and experienced in focused networking

 

To request a candidate pack, please contact our recruitment adviser at bmcpaul@brophy-mcpaul.com, or contact Bryan McPaul on 01244 675 132 to arrange an informal discussion.

For specific enquires please contact our recruitment adviser, Bryan McPaul, at bmcpaul@brophy-mcpaul.com, or on 01244 675 132

The closing date for applications is 30/11/2017

Interviews will be held on 7th and 8th December

Case Manager

Location:Achieve Northwest Connect - various locations available (Custody and Community bases)

Permanent

Salary:payable up to £25,617 (DOE)

Job Reference Number:CASENO17

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you want to contribute towards a highly successful ESF programme?

If you've answered yes to the above, we are looking for someone like you to join our expanding team

We are recruiting for two projects with delivery across the North West.

1. 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 the case management model; participants are assigned a 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.

ANWC is highly successful and delivers an excellent service to offenders. We currently employ 35 case managers across the North West who work in both community and custodial settings.

2. Employment Support project: We are also recruiting Case Managers for a new employment support project to assist offenders and ex-offenders back into work. Successful candidates will be hosted by the National Probation Service (NPS) and work directly with NPS staff to identify an eligible caseload. The Case Manager will work on a one-to-one basis with clients, create a tailored action plan together before setting plans to achieve this. You will set up and co-deliver a weekly job club with your NPS colleagues to allow your clients opportunity to research and apply for new work. As well, the successful Case Managers will be skilled in delivering employability support interventions such as CV writing, mock interview and feedback, motivational work and setting realistic goals.  

Aross both of the projects, we are looking for confident and performance driven individuals 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 liaison and referral to external agencies/partners who can further support the participants. The case manager will be required to record their work accurately on our internal recording database.

Locations for the community based posts: Chester, Manchester, Atherton, Blackpool and Liverpool.

Location for the custody post: HMP Manchester

For a full job description outlining the job requirements please click here

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Merseyside Manager – Jeannette Taylor (07790 364 194)

Lancashire Manager- Traci Rabaca (07837 465 652)

Or Cheshire and Greater Manchester Managers- Cilla Roberts (07790 378 339) and Heather McCrorie ( 07790 364 250)

For specific enquires please contact Human Resources on 0151 600 7761

The closing date for applications is 22/11/2017

Interviews will be held on 28th November in Liverpool and 30th November in Manchester