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Outreach & Brokerage Adviser (Construction Recruitment Advisor)

Location: Lambeth, Greater London
Salary: £17 - £20/hour
Posted: about 1 month ago
Industry: Construction
Contact Name: CV-Library
Outreach & Brokerage Adviser (Construction Recruitment Advisor) The Outreach & Brokerage Adviser will report to the Outreach & Brokerage Manager and will support the Outreach & Brokerage Manager and Senior Programme Manager to develop, implement and sustain the vision for this high-profile construction-sector employment programme. They will be part of a small, mobile (peripatetic) team tasked to develop, implement and deliver the Construction Careers programme across the 8 CLF boroughs developing, providing and delivering a comprehensive package of end to end services to move unemployed CLF residents into jobs in the construction sector and allied site support services and opportunities. Location: Lambeth Temporary: Expected to last 3 months with possible extension Hours per week: 37.5 hours per week Salary: £20 (Umbrella) or £17 per hour (PAYE) * The post-holder will deliver the casework and job brokerage support to individuals (and employers) to enable the Construction Careers programme to meet targets and objectives (quantitative and qualitative) and achieve value for money. * They will deliver six key programme elements in partnership with the Outreach & Brokerage Manager, Senior Programme Manager and CLF borough teams: 1. A coordinated sector-focused programme of marketing, attraction, outreach, and engagement activity to promote and sell to CLF borough residents the wide range of sustainable work and career opportunities and benefits available in construction sector employment arising from Central London construction and regeneration. 2. Employment and skills support, sharing the vacancies that boroughs are unable to fill locally, holding a bank / caseloads of prepared job-ready residents of all 8 boroughs and provide a matching service to create a pipeline of job-ready candidates who have, with the support of the caseworker/broker, been pre-prepared to meet the skills and soft skills requirements of the hard-to-fill opportunities and vacancies throughout the CLF network. 3. Servicing and updating a Management Information and Client Relationship Management System/Database to underpin the programme and share the vacancies, opportunities, and candidate details (subject to data protection compliance). 4. Support in collating and capturing local data to enable skills and occupational forecasting to inform the creation of pre-preparation and training pipelines, in advance of opportunities and vacancies, to meet the needs of employers and residents. 5. Deliver pilot arrangements for all 8 boroughs to share and disseminate hard-to-fill Section 106 opportunities, apprenticeships, and vacancies across the sub-region on a pilot basis. 6. Contribute input to an evaluation to inform the development of the programme. * They will be responsible for the successful local delivery of the Construction Careers service to individual, unemployed residents of CLF boroughs and employers. * They will maximise the impacts across both local communities and construction sector developers and businesses, capturing and disseminating lessons learned and emerging best practice. Key tasks * The Outreach & Brokerage Advisers will oversee and deliver the end-to-end customer journey from outreach and engagement through upskilling and pre-employment preparation to brokering into jobs and providing post-employment support (where this is the requirements of the local borough). * They will work closely with Boroughs and communities across CLF (and in partnership with employers) to deliver a programme of outreach and engagement, in order to sell the opportunities in the sector to local residents, and they will build caseloads of Central Londoners interested in the construction sector. * The Outreach & Brokerage Advisers will work flexibly and be integrated into local Borough teams and structures as agreed between the local Borough and Outreach & Brokerage Manager. In some boroughs they may deliver the whole end to end delivery and in others they may only deliver the specific elements required by the Borough. * The Outreach & Brokerage Advisers will work with their caseloads and with wider borough and partner services to support residents to address identified barriers to employment (which will include drug and alcohol screening) as well as supporting and managing access to any required and relevant pre-employment preparation and upskilling. * They will access Construction Sector jobs via the jointly commissioned CRM system and will work to prepare pipelines of these residents to prepare them to be job-ready and able to meet the requirements for the specific job roles and opportunities. This could involve arranging sector-specific training, work-based learning (e.g. Apprenticeships) and active support to prepare residents for the vacancies along with active support to stay in work (except where individual boroughs deliver this service). * They will match and screen suitable residents to the opportunities (with the employer-owning account manager, who may be a local borough employee, acting as the final gatekeeper to ensure quality standards are met) and work ahead to pre-plan and prepare residents for future opportunities based on the market-intelligence provided through the programme Working Group and borough networks. A skills and provision budget will also be available to pay for industry cards and tickets where these are necessary, are not already funded by other means and enable access to jobs. * They will provide or broker access to post-employment support, where that is a Borough requirement and, by staying in touch with and supporting the newly-employed resident will assist residents to move across sites and contracts where this is necessary to sustain employment (or apprenticeship * In Boroughs where employer-engagement and account management are a requirement to enable full participation in the programme (e.g. City of London) this will also be covered by the caseworker/broker. In other boroughs this may be a role for existing employer account managers who may then also act as gatekeeper, to ensure residents submitted to opportunities are prepared to the required standard to meet the job specification