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Specialist Employment Consultant - Brecon, Powys, Wales (Part Time)

Posted 13 November 2017 by RFEA - The Forces Employment Charity Featured Ended

RFEA are looking for a highly motivated Consultant to support wounded and injured Service personnel into civilian employment. Working on behalf of the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), the successful applicant will have a track record of supporting individuals with complex needs and a good understanding of the challenges facing those leaving the Armed Forces. The applicant will have strong customer focus and be capable of working independently to targets and deadlines.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Deliver specialist vocational case-working support to allocated CTP (Assist) clients in order that they achieve their Preferred Vocational Outcomes (PVOs).
  • Provide effective CTP (Assist) case working support using the CTP (Assist) CCMP.
  • As a member of the PRU’s CTP (Assist) casework handling team, work with Personnel Recovery Officers (PROs) to deliver the employment aspects of CTP (Assist) Individual Recovery Plans (IRPs).
  • Act as the CTP (Assist) Subject Matter Expert (SME) to PRU staff.
  • Provide career, employment advice and guidance to allocated CTP (Assist) clients in accordance with their IRPs and Vocational Assessment (VA) provided under CTP.
  • Coordinate CTP (Assist) client access to training opportunities, supporting their applications for additional training grants as necessary.
  • Provide an employment brokerage service to ensure that allocated CTP (Assist) obtain appropriate work experience placements, work based training and employment in accordance with their IRPs.
  • Ensure all CTP (Assist) employment, training and vocational opportunities sourced are fed into the affiliated regional Employer Relationship Manager (ERM), thus ensuring a joined up and integrated CTP employer engagement approach.
  • Identify and source suitable Wounded, Injured and Sick (WIS) specific employment, work based training and work experience opportunities within the PRU geographical area.
  • Identify and subsequently engage with Training and Adult Education providers to identify opportunities that meet clients’ requirements in accordance with IRPs.
  • As required, provide in work support to ensure client vocational outcomes are sustainable.
  • Monitor successful employment placement success for CTP (Assist) clients as a key component of overall outcomes.
  • When required and appropriate, co-ordinate, liaise and provide client focussed employment support to the affiliated CTP Regional Resettlement Centre (RRC) & Career Consultants (CCs); CTP Future Horizon's Employment Advisor(s) and RFEA Ex-Forces Employment Advisors (Veterans).
  • Maintain accuracy and integrity in all interactions with the CTP BMS (ADAPT), RightJob and the CTP (Assist) portal, ensuring timely recording of all client and employer engagement activity.
  • Co-ordinate employment and vocational aspects of the recovery process with other supporting military charities.


Essential Competencies

  • Motivated self-starter with ability to work largely unsupervised within a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to achieving successful outcomes for clients.
  • Evidenced ability to provide effective case-working support to vulnerable adults to achieve agreed aims.
  • Natural facilitative skills, used to managing stakeholders in a sensitive and sometimes pressured environment in which confidentiality is key.
  • A desire to achieve through self-motivation and initiative, with an ability to exercise judgement and discretion.
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills.
  • Clean driving licence and exclusive use of a car. There may be significant travel associated with visiting CTP (Assist) clients.

Desirable Competences

  • Empathy with Armed Forces personnel and an understanding of the challenges they face in finding appropriate and sustainable employment; particularly vulnerable or disadvantaged individuals.
  • A good understanding of the employment market, including recruitment, welfare to work provision, work-based learning and vocational training.
  • NVQ Level 4 in Advice, Information and Guidance.

This is a Part Time role (21 hours). Salary starts at £15,600 rising to £16,500 (actual) upon successful completion of probation with job satisfaction guaranteed. The appointment is based in the Personnel Recovery Unit in Brecon, Powys.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter. Closing date is Monday 18th December 2017, with interviews taking place during the second week of January 2018.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check and Ministry of Defence security clearance. Applicants are required to have been resident in the UK in the last 5 years.

Reference: 33788019

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