Senior Community Employment Advisor

Location: Blackburn

Salary: £25,804 p/annum rising to £30,040 p/annum with length of service

Closing Dates: Sunday 17 October 2021

This post is part funded by the European Social fund until Dec 2023, the continuation of the post after that date will depend on alternative funding and activity being identified.

Newground Together is a registered Charity and a member of Together Housing Group.  At Newground Together (NGT) we work with communities to build better futures together. Commercial profits, social investment and external grant funding are invested into projects that bring people together and change lives. The team is committed to supporting people into jobs and training opportunities, connecting with young people and families, creating memorable outdoor experiences and providing health and wellbeing activities delivering professional community programmes to support individuals with volunteering, training and skills development.

We’re looking for a number of people with a wide range of experience to join our team in customer facing roles.

 Do you have experience of:

  • Supporting people with multiple barriers to access support & help, and achieve their personal goals
  • Working with people on a 121 basis providing mentoring support and information, advice & guidance
  • Working across the age range of 16 – 65
  • Partnership working with local agencies
  • Working in the third sector
  • Or have you managed staff who deliver these services and have experience managing project teams?

Do you have a good understanding of:

  • Engaging with & supporting people with multiple needs and breaking down barriers to work
  • The challenges associated with poverty, unemployment, debt and mental health & wellbeing
  • Networking and partnership working and development, within the statutory, voluntary and private sectors?

The person for this role must be passionate in supporting people that are unemployed, specifically those affected by Covid, to address any barriers they currently have, preventing them from accessing or securing paid employment. Whether that be training and development or personal barriers linked to their current circumstances.

This is a multi-faceted role offering an exciting opportunity to support people with multiple barriers to gain, maintain and sustain paid employment.  This position will suit a self-starter, who is able to use their own initiative, whilst also implementing evidence based employment methods.  You must be a team player; demonstrating reliability, constructive communication and playing an active part in team meetings – working towards a common goal in supporting the people of Lancashire into employment and training.

The project aims to upskill and find gainful employment for all candidates.   As part of this offer you will:-

  • Oversee and secure sustained employment for our customers on Newground Together Employment Programmes.
  • Generate additional job opportunities.
  • Run sector-based training academies.
  • Support businesses in welcoming candidates who have been long-term unemployed.
  • Line manage Employment Advisors, working together as part of the wider Employment & Skills People team.

 This role is subject to a full enhanced DBS check, which Together Housing will support the ideal candidate through

A full driving license is also required, along with access to your own vehicle insured for business purposes, with travel to our other offices throughout the North of England.

What you get in return

Together Housing recognises we are all different and that diversity is a strength. To further strengthen our organisation, we are seeking different voices and we will ensure all applicants will receive fair treatment, regardless of their personal characteristics, background or personal circumstances. Your difference makes us stronger and better. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment practices, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums and other services to support staff from different backgrounds.

We can offer you a great set of benefits which includes;

27 days holiday (rising to 32 over 5 years’ service) + bank holidays.

  • A great flexible working environment, with a range of family friendly policies
  • Great new comfortable and modern offices & opportunities to work from home
  • A huge scope of personal development opportunities
  • A very attractive pension scheme & healthcare benefit as well
  • For the more active minded we also offer a “cycle to work” scheme


To hear what our team say about working at Newground & read more about the role please see

Deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 17th October

Interviews will be held on the week commencing the 25th October

To apply, please click here or email a copy of both your CV & Cover letter (which will need pasting into the application page) no more than 3 pages, outlining how you meet the Person Specification & Competencies for this role.

For further information contact:

Community Programmes Manager (Employment & Skills): Alison Clews 07792267802

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