This is a specialist role helping ex-offenders find employment. You will be engaging with businesses to provide a FREE recruitment service, and talking to them about the benefits of employing an ex-offender.
This organisation is fantastic! Why? Management is supportive, team-work is valued, no micro-management, progression is realistic, and the organisation is competitive.
What is your objective?
If you have worked within the employment services sector, then you probably know how it works already i.e., the technical side.
In a nutshell, you need to be able to work towards targets, be great at engaging and talking to employers, and can work independently.
The role is varied and has aspects of Business Development (so cold calling) and Account Management. Sectors you will focus on varies and could range from Construction and Waste Management, Retail, Warehousing, Traffic Management Solutions, to General Utilities.
You will also have your own caseload, so it is important that you are unfazed when it comes to working with challenging ex-offenders. Each probation centres will have a dedicated Employment Advisor that you will work with, who coaches the clients to access services such as housing support, finance or substance misuse services. When the clients become job ready, you will then try and fast track them into employment by sourcing local vacancies with employers, and coaching and mentoring them throughout the application process.
Take note – this role is admin heavy! Lots of paperwork! So accuracy is important.
Team-work and collaboration are key.
Where is my HQ?
You will be covering Telford and Shrewsbury probation centres so you must be flexible to travel.
You may also be asked to cover other areas in Staffordshire and Shropshire or conduct prison visits to assist with caseload.
Interested in applying?
This is a great fit for anyone who works/have worked within the employment services or apprenticeship sector i.e., Employer Engagement Consultants, Business Development, or Account Managers. Established non-sector based people are also welcome to apply i.e. Recruitment Consultants or B2B Sales experience, but you MUST be able to work with challenging ex-offenders.
Recent Criminology/Criminal Studies Grad?
This is also a great opportunity for Criminology/Criminal studies graduates. Ideally, you have undertaken a volunteering experience/work experience within the criminal justice sector.
Give Lawrence/David a call now an informal chat (contact number on the Red 5 People website)
Interviews will take place on w/c 4th Jul 2022 via Microsoft Teams.