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Lemis+ Quality Assurance Officer – Closing Friday 12th April 2019 at 12 noon.

JOB BACKGROUND:

 This post is part of the LEMIS+ project, a Belfast wide employment project implemented by a consortium of organisation led by Ashton Community Trust. The LEMIS+ partnership organisations are:

  • GEMS NI
  • Upper Springfield Development Trust
  • Impact Training
  • East Belfast Mission 

The post holder will be responsible for the development of the Belfast Citywide LEMIS+ quality assurance systems, employing a variety of measures to place quality at the heart of delivery. This includes advising and providing training, tools and techniques to enable partner organisations to achieve quality. The Quality Assurance Officer will travel throughout Belfast to the locations of the LEMIS+ partners and their supply chains, reviewing and reporting on the quality of the provision, identifying good practice and issues to be addressed. Assist Quality Assurance Manager to ensure service provided to participants is of a high standard and complies with the Quality Assurance Framework and ETI requirements. (Quality Assurance off: Training Services, Employer Engagement Service, Employability Services and Economically Inactive service)

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. To develop and maintain an effective quality assurance and monitoring system for a Belfast Citywide LEMIS+ project ensuring maximum productivity.
  2. To provide assurance for the LEMIS+ partners, staff and sub-contractors are delivering high quality services as part of the LEMIS+ programme
  3. To contribute to the overall evaluation of each consortium partner’s delivery performance
  4. To monitor and report on quality improvement in response to outcomes from evaluation.
  5. To Advise Line Manager of any areas of concern relating to quality or performance
  6. To promote quality improvement through identification and sharing of best practice across contracted areas.
  7. To promote quality achievement and performance improvement throughout the LEMIS+ partnership including setting quality assurance compliance actions.
  8. To build and maintain positive, open relationships with partner organisations and provide them with a broad range of infrastructure support, including establishing clearly defined quality methods and procedures for them to apply;
  9. To ensure that LEMIS+ is delivered in accordance with the work programmes, outputs/outcomes and budgets contained in the application form as well as follow the audit requirements under ESF and any match funders requirements
  10. To provide advice and specialist support and training to the partnership members to ensure that they introduce systems that would enable them to generate information to the standard required;
  11. To promote standards of quality and transparency in the delivery of LEMIS+
  12. To liaise and co-operate with staff within funder organisations such as the DftE, ESF Unit on the management and delivery of the programme contract;
  13. To monitor and report on compliance with the LEMIS+ database and ensure corrective measures are identified where appropriate
  14. To monitor and carry out other administrative functions required for LEMIS+
  15. To meet all ETI/ESF & managing authority inspection requirements
  16. Liaise with ACT’s other quality assurance & training team members to ensure consistency and quality is maintained across the departments.
  17. To perform such other relevant tasks deemed necessary by Management team of the Training & Employment Services to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the organisation’s action plan.
  18. To work within and promote existing policies of the organisation, including health and safety, Data Protection & Freedom of Information Acts and equality and diversity.

To download a Candidate Information Pack, click on the link below.

 

LEMIS+ Employment Liaison Mentor – Closing Friday 12th April 2019 at 12 noon.

JOB BACKGROUND:

 This post is part of the LEMIS+ Project, a Belfast wide employment project implemented by a consortium of organisation led by Ashton Community Trust.  The LEMIS+ Partnership organisations are

  • GEMS NI
  • Upper Springfield Development Trust
  • Impact Training
  • East Belfast Mission 

 The post will involve engaging with employers across 5 delivery areas in Belfast to source work placement and employment opportunities for participants. The post holder will establish and maintain excellent working relationships with employers for the purpose of developing job opportunities for clients across Belfast for the LEMIS+ Project. They will source sector-specific vacancies as well as opportunities for individuals in designated geographical locations and manage the subsequent recruitment process. They will also be required to generate work placement opportunities with organisations across a wide range of employment sectors.

 KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Proactively develop relationships with a wide range of employers to build an employer and opportunity base, particularly focusing on the identified key industry sectors in Belfast.
  2. Source and secure managed work placements, including subsidised wage opportunities and un-waged work experience opportunities, for clients across all employment programmes.
  3. Seek out and conduct ‘cold’ site visits with a view to sourcing work opportunities at new and existing sites of employment, ensuring all visits are reviewed and followed through.
  4. Work with employers to identify training and ‘routeways’ to employment, which would guarantee LEMIS+ Project clients interviews as a minimum.
  5. Work with employers to convert work placements into permanent employment opportunities.
  6. Maintain up to date knowledge of the local labour market and skills gaps, using this knowledge to help identify sector specific route ways to meet employer needs;
  7. Working alongside the LEMIS+ Project team, generate employment opportunities and broker jobs for individuals through effective job matching, including the organisation of initial work trials and tasters, the provision of recruitment open days and interview preparation and follow up.
  8. Work closely with LEMIS+ Project mentoring team to inform them of clients progress in employment
  9. Maintain accurate and up-to-date employer database and participant information systems.
  10. Undertake health & safety assessments of placements as necessary, ensuring all legal obligations are met and Health and Safety policy is adhered to.
  11. Ensure accurate and timely completion of all paperwork and reports in line with funders and partners requirements.
  12. Performing any other duties as required by the line manager and that are commensurate with the grade of the post

To download a Candidate Information Pack, click on the link below.

 

LEMIS+ Mentor (Employability) – Closing Friday 12th April 2019 at 12 noon.

JOB BACKGROUND:

This post is part of the LEMIS+ Project, a Belfast wide employment project implemented by a consortium of organisation led by Ashton Community Trust.  The other LEMIS+ Project Partnership organisations are

  • GEMS NI
  • Upper Springfield Development Trust
  • Impact Training
  • East Belfast Mission 

The post will involve working at neighbourhood level in North Belfast to support the development of an employment service infrastructure to improve the potential of long-term unemployed, economically inactive and workless people to gain employment. They will undertake the necessary outreach work to identify and engage an appropriate number of potential clients to meet the agreed caseload and employment targets. Perform employability assessment of participants. Complete agreed participant personal employability action plan, one to one participant mentoring, personal development coaching, seek solutions to remove participant’s barriers to employment, support participant with job search skills, completing job application forms, improving job interview techniques and source progression routes into education/training and employment for participants.

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. To provide a structured programme of advice and support in career planning for of long-term unemployed, economically inactive and workless people and those individuals and groups that experience the “benefit trap” including young people who are NEET (Not in Employment Education or Training) and vulnerable to becoming long term unemployed 
  2. Undertake initial assessments of barriers and registrations complete assessment using agreed and bespoke diagnostic tools.   Develop and implement and individual action plans to overcome barriers to employment, outlining goals, actions and outcomes
  3. Deliver employability mentoring sessions with all participants as required to remove barriers to employment, providing a safe, relaxed environment underpinned by a structured and developmental process and responding to sensitive issues in a confidential manner.
  4. Effectively manage caseload and provide professional focused advice referring to other agencies/organisations as required as part of participant action plans.
  5. Undertake progress reviews and ensure targets are achieved that reflect positive outcomes in relation to employment and employment-related skills development.
  6. Establish and effectively maintain outreach provision of services across the area.
  7. To support specific training, education, employment and work experience opportunities of long-term unemployed, economically inactive and workless people which will help to promote their integration into the labour market;
  8. .Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with relevant employer, statutory, community and voluntary organisations.
  9. Maintain accurate records of all engagements and work undertaken with participants and ensure the accuracy and completion of all administrative forms, reports etc. is provided in a timely manner.
  10. Review with line manager outcomes against performance targets and reflect on practice, working to the highest professional standards.
  11.  Fully participate in self-evaluation reviews and quality improvement planning
  12. Participate in team meetings, supervision and other team activities
  13. Carry out all duties in accordance with the values and policies of Ashton Community Trust
  14. To perform such other relevant tasks deemed necessary by the management team of the project to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the project action plan

To download a Candidate Information Pack, click on the link below.

 

LEMIS+ Customer Care/Business Tutor – Closing Friday 12th April 2019 at 12 noon.

JOB BACKGROUND:

This post is part of the LEMIS+ Project, a Belfast wide employment project implemented by a consortium of organisations led by Ashton Community Trust.  The other LEMIS+ Project Partnership organisations are:

  • GEMS NI
  • Upper Springfield Development Trust
  • Impact Training
  • East Belfast Mission

The post holder will be responsible for the development and delivery of customer care/business programmes for the Belfast citywide LEMIS+ Project.  The customer care/business tutor will travel throughout Belfast to the locations of the LEMIS+ Project partners and their supply chains delivering quality training. They will have direct delivery of training programme, assess work, provide ongoing feedback and support to participants, tutorial support, manage and facilitate course work and assignments leading to accreditation at Level 1. Enhancing participant’s employability or progression to FE/ Training.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. To design and deliver a range of Customer Care/Business courses for the LEMIS+ project.
  2. To induct learners onto qualifications in line with the requirements.
  3. To carry out registrations and claiming of certificates in line with awarding body requirements.
  4. To design and maintain effective information management, administrative and reporting systems, ensuring all quality processes and systems are adhered to.
  5. To meet all monitoring and evaluation procedures as set by LEMIS+ Project partners.
  6. To work in conjunction with all LEMIS+ Project partners in the delivery of customer care/business courses.
  7. To support all clients while participating on the programme and to signpost them to other programmes within the LEMIS+ Project  in order to identify any barriers, or to progress them into employment or to further education.
  8. Have an up to date knowledge of safeguarding, equality and diversity and health & safety as it impacts on learning.
  9. To work alongside the mentoring service and employment liaison service to carry out the key objectives of the project and offer a quality service
  10. Perform such other relevant tasks deemed necessary by the management team of the LEMIS+ Project to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the Project action plan.      

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Undertake any other related responsibilities commensurate with the evolving objectives of the post and the evolution of Ashton Community Trust as may reasonably be requested by his/her manager.
  2. Work flexibly on evenings, weekends and during school holidays to ensure full delivery of the programme.
  3. Undertake training in order to develop work related skills and knowledge.
  4. Work with due regard for Ashton Community Trust’s core values and objectives
  5. Ensure the effective implementation of and adherence to, the Trust’s policies and procedures
  6. Participate in Ashton Community Trust’s performance management and appraisal process, and agree short, medium and long term goals with line manager, and direct line staff.
  7. Share best practice and achievements, and contribute to opportunities to present outcomes and case studies.

To download a Candidate Information Pack, click on the link below.

 

CORE (Mentor); closing date Monday 29th April 2019 at 12 noon.

JOB BACKGROUND:

 This post is part of the Ashton Centre’s Core Project which will work with young people not in employment, education or training. The Mentor will be responsible for recruiting young people, carrying out an initial assessment and developing an action plan for each client.  They will then have an ongoing mentoring relationship with the client to signpost them into to training and help them gain employment.  Although the job is client centred each mentor will also have a set of targets which must be reached

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. To provide a structured programme of advice and support in career planning for young people who are NEET (Not in Employment Education or Training) and vulnerable to becoming long term unemployed 
  2. Undertake initial assessments of barriers and registrations complete assessment using agreed and bespoke diagnostic tools.   Develop and implement and individual action plans to overcome barriers to employment, outlining goals, actions and outcomes
  3. Deliver employability mentoring sessions with all participants as required to remove barriers to employment, providing a safe, relaxed environment underpinned by a structured and developmental process and responding to sensitive issues in a confidential manner.
  4. Effectively manage caseload and provide professional focused advice referring to other agencies/organisations as required as part of participant action plans.
  5. Undertake progress reviews and ensure targets are achieved that reflect positive outcomes in relation to employment and employment-related skills development.
  6. Establish and effectively maintain outreach provision of services across the area.
  7. To support specific training, education, employment and work experience opportunities to promote their integration into the labour market;
  8. Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with relevant employer, statutory, community and voluntary organisations.
  9. Maintain accurate records of all engagements and work undertaken with participants and ensure the accuracy and completion of all administrative forms, reports etc. is provided in a timely manner.
  10. Review with line manager outcomes against performance targets and reflect on practice, working to the highest professional standards.
  11.  Fully participate in self-evaluation reviews and quality improvement planning
  12. Participate in team meetings, supervision and other team activities
  13. Carry out all duties in accordance with the values and policies of Ashton Community Trust
  14. To perform such other relevant tasks deemed necessary by the management team of the project to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the project action plan

To download a Candidate Information Pack, click on the link below.

 

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