Employment Coordinator - £22,351 - £24,193 per annum – Norwich, 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.