Ignite Aspirations is an ambitious employment support programme across North & East Birmingham that seeks to provide intense, tailored support to help individuals unlock talents, develop skills, and overcome barriers to employment.

With a proactive work-first approach, you will support unemployed and inactive people into employment. Results-focused, you will use a mix of holistic support, challenge, and mentoring techniques to support individuals through their entire journey into employment, keeping a focus on achieving sustainable employment at all times.


Key tasks and responsibilities
• Developing and managing an active caseload of clients, delivering an intensive employment-focused offer - building on the skills, experience and talents of residents and young people to support them into sustainable employment.
• Motivating residents including young people and keeping them engaged by tailoring activities, addressing barriers, and offering a range of employability focused services.
• Sourcing and delivering employment enhancing services, such as job search, interview skills, work experience and post-employment support.
• Liaising with employers, securing vacancies, and matching residents and young people to suitable employment and progression opportunities.
• Working cooperatively with internal colleagues and external stakeholders to address barriers preventing residents and young people from securing work.
• Achieving agreed individual and team targets in relation to engagements, attendance, progression, job-starts, and retention; and reporting these to a range of stakeholders.
• Undertaking outreach and recruiting residents and young people onto employability and skills development programmes.
• Sharing learning and good practice to support continuous improvement.
• At all times demonstrate the values of the Association and behaviours and competencies associated with the role.
• Support wider Association work and participation in community activities/events.
• Carry out any other tasks which may be reasonably regarded as falling within the work requirements of the role.
• Changing responsibilities over time as the Association evolves to undertake new areas of work and expand its range of services. As these changes occur, it may result in the substitution of one function for another, additions of new areas of responsibility or changes to the way functions are carried out.

Closing date 5:00 p.m. 6th August 2021 for an application pack email: [email protected]