Our partner organisations are hiring – two vacancies!

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Lottery Funded logosGet Socially Active is a new project funded by Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund to support individuals not currently in work or economically inactive to gain skills. It aims to support individuals to work in existing social enterprises or help them set up their own; or enable individuals to set up community groups to benefit their local community socially and/or economically. Through these activities it aims to help develop the individual’s confidence and employability skills aiding the participant’s path into the work force. It will provide local learning opportunities and employability focused information and advice in community venues in Brighton and West Sussex.

Please note the contact details for the vacancies – Friends Centre is not the employer and is therefore unable to answer any questions regarding these roles. Please contact our partner organisations directly if you have any queries.

Re-Cycle Client Advisor with SCDA (0.6 FTE)

SCDA is one of the partners in this project led by Friends Centre. The organisation, though fairly small in terms of staff with approximately 140 employees, continues to grow – especially geographically. SCDA values teamwork and supporting colleagues and expects all members of staff to demonstrate flexibility within their specified job role, and offer support to other team members as and when required.

The Re-Cycle social enterprise is based upon a recognised model of commercial business with an underlying social purpose. In this example of the scheme, SCDA will collect abandoned bikes from the local police force which have been abandoned or handed in, and through donations, and then they will be repaired/maintained as necessary and sold to the public. The scheme provides meaningful work experience for clients, offering a range of both formal work skills related to bike repair & maintenance and employability skills, including soft and hard skills around cash handling, customer service/working with the public, interview skills and CV prep/job clubs and the like.

The purpose of the role of Re-Cycle Client Advisor is to provide information, advice and guidance – as well as delivering bike maintenance and repair skills – to clients seeking access to work, learning or volunteering opportunities, and/or assisting them to access other relevant services.

The Advisor will work to agreed performance objectives to achieve targets, those objectives being set by contracts and within personal work plans to enhance and develop a high quality service.

For more information and an application pack please ring Emma Tolhurst at SCDA on 01273 519154

Salary: £22,154 – £23, 353 pro rata

Location – Newhaven

Closing Date – Thursday 6th October 2016 – 5.00pm

Interview Date – Thursday 13th October 2016

Education Coordinator with WEA (0.5 FTE)

WEA Southern Region will be looking to engage people into learning opportunities and progress them into employment, education or volunteering. The post-holder will be responsible for all aspects of the WEA delivery within the Building Better Opportunities (BBO)  Get Socially Active project in West Sussex. She/he will work closely with a range of stakeholders which are likely to include community organisations, employers, WEA members, branches and volunteers. She/he will be expected to represent the WEA and promote both the Association and the value of adult education in relevant contexts.

If you have any queries about this vacancy please contact Angela Hendry on 07500 065288.

Salary: Grade C – £23,550  pro rata

Location: Brighton

Contract: Fixed term (until 28/02/2019)

Closing date: 13th October 2016, 12pm

Interviews: 21st October 2016

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