A Fairer Chance is an award winning, social enterprise that makes the business case for employing people with convictions. We are led by our, mainly private sector, employers and do a lot of work with our beneficiaries behind the scene, to help them identify their skills, strengths and aptitude, before working through disclosure and helping them make the move to paid work.
We are currently recruiting a job brokers/case manager.
Initially for 20 hours a week.
We are a London Living Wage employer but salary negotiable for someone with experience.
We are a small team and you will need to be adaptable and resourceful and able to think on your feet. We work both in the community and in custody. You will also need to obtain DBS and clearance to work in HM prison.
A relevant qualification is desirable as is a good working knowledge of the London labour market. With experience of working with people disadvantaged in the employment market, and an understanding of the specific needs of people with convictions. Applicants with direct experience of custody and with peer mentoring,” Listening” or other experience are encouraged to apply.
The job will involve one to one work, group sessions and running “job clubs”.
A Fairer Chance is based in Waltham Forest however provide their service across London and the South East. Please visit our website for further information www.afairerchance.com
Applicants should apply by sending their CV and a cover letter addressing ALL the points listed in the Person Specification below to:
By post to:
Linda Moore, A Fairer Chance, Unit 5B Sutherland House, Sutherland Rd E17 6BU
We will consider applications from suitable serving prisoners for employment on release or ROTL if applicable.
Closing Date 31st January 2017
1. Experience and knowledge of supporting clients who have offended or are at risk of re-offending
2. Working knowledge of the London labour market with emphasis on skills and labour shortages
3. Ability to make decisions based on sound judgement
4. Ability to communicate clearly, both face to face, by email and by telephone
5. Ability to identify potential problems and take appropriate action and assist beneficiaries in problem solving.
6. Ability to prioritise competing commitments and work accurately and methodically under pressure
7. Ability to keep excellent records
8. Competent in use of standard Microsoft office packages and ICT systems
9. Commitment to applying equality and diversity to customer service
10. Demonstrate a solid understanding of working with people with diverse backgrounds
11. Willingness to be flexible as role and opportunities evolve