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Employment Coordinator posted by The Matthew Project

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£22,351 - £24,193 / year

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Employment Coordinator - £22,351 - £24,193 per annumNorwich, Norfolk – Full Time, 1 year fixed term contract – 37 hours per week

Offering a friendly working environment and team, and a rewarding and motivating position within a respected charity, we are looking for a friendly and experienced professional to coordinate our Working Recovery Programme and support vulnerable adults who are in recovery from substance misuse into work or further training.

The Matthew Project is a value driven charity working across Norfolk and Suffolk giving help and hope through programmes with adults, young people and communities affected by drugs and alcohol.

Working Recovery will be a structured, person-centred programme, designed to get those in recovery from addiction into employment, education, and/or training.

Role responsibilities for the
Employment Coordinator:

  • The Employment Coordinator will develop and co-ordinate the Working Recovery Programme by planning, timetabling, recruiting trainers, and organising materials needed
  • Help to remove barriers, build soft skills, and provide non-accredited learning to participants
  • Identify significant influencers that Working Recovery should engage with in order to fulfil its objectives
  • Work with employers, educators and trainers with a view to supporting the onward journey of participants
  • Support the development of volunteering and peer mentoring in line with our Volunteering Policy and plans
  • Address local skills shortages
  • Develop partnerships with employers that will have a significant impact on the success of Working Recovery
  • Manage Working Recovery volunteers and session facilitators
  • Recruit members onto the programme
  • Develop an ongoing recovery community to mutually sustain recovery

Requirements for the
Employment Coordinator:

  • A relevant professional/vocational qualification or experience and willingness to train
  • Experience of working directly with vulnerable adults and/or young people
  • Experience of working in the field of substance misuse
  • A friendly and dedicated individual
  • Enthusiasm and energy for working with people to reach their goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong networking and partnership working skills
  • Positive, co-operative, solution focussed
  • Knowledge of local employment market
  • Ability to plan, timetable, recruit trainers, and organise the materials needed to run a multi-week programme

Closing date: 
Wednesday 4th December 2019 on 12pm (noon)

Interviews will take place on at our offices at Oak Street on Thursday 12th December.



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