37 per week
part of the established Island Futures service, your main role is to help young
people to secure education, training or employment and to track their progress
through a variety of means as well as providing accurate data for monthly and
annual statutory data returns. You will undertake engagement activities in a
range of community and education settings.
Developing employability skills, you will provide high quality information,
advice and guidance in person and remotely using a variety of digital tools.
This work is key to meeting the statutory duty to raise levels of participation
in education and training by young people on the Isle of Wight.
will be required to work pro-actively within the Island Futures Team, and with
professional networks to plan and co-ordinate interventions for young people.
Based on initial need assessments, you will produce individual development
plans and provide relevant and appropriate support to assist young people to
realise and achieve their goals. You will build a network of contacts to enable
you to signpost young people to external agencies and providers where
appropriate. You will assist them with tasks including job searching, completing
applications and CV building as well as inspiring young people to participate
in valuable activities such as work experience or volunteering. You will hold
regular one-to-one progression review meetings. You will possess strong
administrative skills and be able to keep accurate records whilst adhering to
policies and legislation such as GDPR and safeguarding.
background in a similar role, you will have had experience delivering advice
and guidance, coaching and mentoring, learning support and/or personal
development training. You will be organised and IT literate, experienced in
communicating effectively at all levels, and demonstrate a commitment to
achieve the best outcomes for young people. The successful candidate will work
flexibly and in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines which will involve remote
For further information or an informal discussion please contact Jennifer
Setters on 07784264699.
out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.
council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment
policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this
Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively
promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options
(where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees. The Isle of Wight Council is an equal
opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all
cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our
addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident
Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential
requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled,
they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.
Telephone 01983 823134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further information about
applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the
closing date will be accepted.
In the interests of efficiency and
economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the
final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager
within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will
not have been successful on this occasion.
Please note that this role
falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and
Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and
employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council
delivers, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s
services functions and did so for an agreed period of five years from 1 July
2013, the original five year partnership arrangement under direction of the
Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both
local authorities for a further five years.
The management reporting
line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s
Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational
responsibility for children’s services.
Interview Dates: 5th and 6th November