Employment Advisor – Get Socially Active project

Part time 18.5 hours per week. Salary range £20,494 - £23,080 p/a pro rata. Fixed term until Feb 2022 in the first instance. Based in Newhaven
POSTED: 2 months ago

Get Socially Active is a Building Better Opportunities project funded by The European Social Fund and National Lottery Community Fund.


SCDA are proud to be working in partnership with The Friends Centre in the development of a social enterprise bike workshop called Recycle.

This is a great opportunity to join SCDA’s Employability team working on the Get Socially Active Project based in the Newhaven Recycle bicycle workshop, this is an innovative project which supports participants to find work, volunteering and community based opportunities.

This role will be working closely with the Recycle Bicycle Technician, to deliver a range of work and learning related services to participants. You will assist in enabling them to access suitable work, learning or volunteering opportunities. The main aspects of the role are:

  • Assessing individual needs and providing information, guidance and support to achieve learning goals
  • Delivering a range of work and learning related services (group and one to one work)
  • Working in partnership with a broad range of service providers
  • Work with local organisations to receive referrals for new eligible participants
  • Working alongside the Bike Technician identify strengths and areas for development of the participant

Previous experience of providing advice and guidance to people facing barriers to work and learning is expected, whilst working to agreed performance targets. The post requires excellent IT and admin skills e.g. accurate maintenance of participant files and databases for audit and funding purposes, as well as empathy, flexibility and the ability to monitor ongoing participant progress towards desired goals.

The role is based in Newhaven with regular travel to outreach and other delivery locations across the Lewes District, therefore being a car owner / driver is preferred. The post is subject to a DBS check.

For more information on the Recycle workshop please call the Service Manager for an informal conversation on 07469 353854.

Covid-19 conditions

Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and following current government guidance on social distancing, interviews for this role will take place via video call. Additionally, the successful applicant will be supported and equipped to work from home on a temporary basis where restrictions on non-essential travel are in place.

The vacancy closes on Sunday 14th June 2020

Interviews conducted remotely on 23rd June 2020.

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Completed application forms can be sent to HR via email to this

method is currently preferred as the office not manned regularly due to Covid-19 restrictions.

(or via post to SCDA, Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9BA)

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