Link Worker – Building Better Opportunities
Hours: Full time (37.5) or part time option of 30 hours
Pay: £18,478 – £19,380 per annum or pro rata
Job Type: Fixed term contract, initially for 12 months.
The Building Better Opportunities project brings together funding from the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund to help tackle the poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in England. Run in conjunction with The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the project aims to provide pre-employment support within Herefordshire for disadvantaged people aged 19 and over who are not in work. Vennture is one of 10 partners who will assist in providing access to a wide and diverse range of volunteering opportunities enabling more disadvantaged people to move into further education or training having acquired basic skills, increased confidence and motivation through personalised support that will equip them with the abilities needed to move toward and into employment.
Using our high impact relational approach, Vennture requires an additional link worker to work in the BBO project to come alongside people who have multiple and complex needs who are not in work. You will work directly with these individuals and will follow a proven process that helps them face their problems, realise their own resources and overcome their barriers to worklessness. Our vision is to ‘Help people to help themselves’. You will work with many agencies across the county and you will attend meetings to work together to find appropriate support for the individuals. You will monitor progress towards the outcomes the individual has set for themselves and evidence change to our funders and partner agencies.
The role requires excellent communication skills, the ability to manage a demanding workload and most important of all – genuine hard-edged compassion and understanding. It requires a resourceful, creative approach to problem solving and the ability to stick with people through thick and thin. You will be working in a supportive team, with strong, appropriate professional supervision and clear ethos based on ‘Loving People Better’.
Vennture works with people of all faiths, and none. Our employees and volunteers are drawn from all sectors of society. Regardless, a Christian vision, ethos and principles underpin the way Vennture operates, and it is expected that the successful applicant will have empathy with and be able to embrace our Venn values of Responsibility, Family, Industry and Enterprise. They will connect to our sense of purpose and vision and be able to integrate swiftly and successfully into our hard working and friendly team and enjoy being part of a challenging and ground breaking initiative.
Further information can be found in the job description or for more details you can e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications for this post is 4pm on Tuesday May 22 and interviews are scheduled for May 30 or 31.