Employability Advisor (Cardiff)

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Job Title / Sector:
Work Based Learning, Government Funded Training, Private Sector Training
£20,000 to £23,000 per annum
Itec Skills and Employment
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Itec Skills and Employment was established over 30 years ago to meet emerging skills gaps; today we have grown to become one of Wales's largest and highest performing training provider. Working pan Wales, we support over 1000 employers and 5,000+ learners every year through a range of training and employment services. Our success has been built around the recruitment of talented people working to a consistent set of core values.

Employability Advisor
Are you passionate about helping people and making a difference?
Itec Training Solutions have the ideal opportunity for you! We are looking to recruit a hardworking and motivated individual to join our team as an Employability Advisor to provide positive end to end to structed support to participants on our employability skills programme.

If you have experience in working in this sector and / or a different sector such as customer service / support focused roles and can demonstrate the behaviours required aligned to our core values, we would like to hear from you.
Applicants are not expected to have experience in this sector; however, experience is welcome. We can offer a range of professional develop opportunities such as full company induction, legislative training packages, IEP Level 2 sector qualification and on-going coaching / mentoring.

Salary Banding: £20,000 to £23,000
Base: Cardiff
Contract type: Full time, Permanent
Working hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:30pm

What are the core responsibilities of this role?

• Responsible for the pastoral care and wellbeing support of all learners.
• Responsible for the identification of learner personal support needs
• Responsible for being point of contact for all safeguarding issues
• Develop appropriate links and maintain good working relationships with external support organisations where appropriate and required.
• Responsible for conducting learner interviews and inductions including, meeting and greeting all learners, completing and checking all relevant documentation, delivering structured induction session and making sure all learners have a clear understanding of the provision and programme
• Accountable for directly delivering employability support, including job search guidance, soft skills, and motivational support.
• Liaise with the the employer engagement team to source sustainable employment or placement opportunities.
• Responsible for the re- engagement of participant who fail to attend provision

What skills and experience are we looking for from potential applicants?


• Experience of working with unemployed Adults
• Experience of working within a targeted / performance driven environment
• Motivational and inspirational attitude with a passion to inspire people
• Professional and articulate with effective communication skills
• Full driving license with use of vehicle
• IAG Qualification level 3 as a minimum or working towards or equivalent or willingness to work towards the IAG qualification
• Learning Coach L4 Qualification or equivalent
• Social Work experience / Qualification or equivalent
• Counselling experience / qualification or equivalent
• Ability to speak Welsh.
This role is subject to a DBS check. The cost of the DBS check will be met by the company.

Employee Ownership Trust
Itec is an employee-owned organisation, our unique status allows our employees to have greater engagement and ownership in the future growth and success of Itec. At Itec we are passionate about our people and collaborative in the way we work.

As an employee-owned business, our people are our main asset, and everyone has a say in the direction that the business is heading. As a valued employee owner, you will be entitled to receive the below corporate benefits:
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
• Life Assurance
• Personal development and career opportunities
• Eyesight care scheme
• Gym Membership
• NUS discount card
• Cycle to work scheme
• Travel expenses and business mileage
• Being an Employee Owner as part of the EOT

The most tangible advantage of being an Employee Ownership Trust is our annual bonus; this percentage is determined by the overall performance of the organisation and subject to qualifying criteria.

Itec operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions, or trade union membership.

Itec reserve the right to close this vacancy sooner if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore, we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Itec Skills and Employment
Tel: 02920 663800
Contact: HR Department

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