Main Purpose of the role-
Community Empowerment Officer will work closely with local community groups and individuals to raise the profile and awareness of the programme, creating opportunities in which to identify new participants, engaging and enrolling them onto the programme. They will provide key support for all aspects of programme development and capacity building initiatives, being responsive to local needs and working within set Programme guidance. The Community Empowerment Officer will provide a flexible, high quality service, working in partnership with Communities for Work and will be expected to work as part of an integrated team.
Principle Accountability's - To engage individuals and groups in a range of community settings and encourage them to participate in the programme.Identify existing active community groups within the area, establish strong partnerships and working relationships with those and work with other programmes.To support and participate in the delivery of community activities and events with the aim of engaging new participants in the programme.To promote the support available through the Programme to generate engagements.To support a range of interventions to participants that can help to improve their employability prospects.Identify and organise training and capacity building activities as appropriate to participants, within a defined budget and as set out in Programme guidance.Assist participants to access formal and informal training opportunities, other than those funded directly by the programme.Have a full awareness of other employability programmes such as Communities for Work, Regional ESF Operations, PACE and Active Inclusion.To support an effective referral system and triage process to monitor and evaluate progress.Support and assist with paperwork, evidence collection and analysis for the programme.Support individuals to access the volunteering programme.Act within procedures with regard to equal opportunities and equalities.Undertake any other related and reasonable duties, commensurate with the salary grade and level of the post.To undertake work with other team members in supporting participants to prepare for training and employment.To follow prescribed filing and data accuracy requirements to ensure the confidentiality of participant information and a robust audit trail for internal and external review.To participate in the Welsh Government programme development activity.To provide flexible support to the programme in the area and work occasional unsocial hours.
To carry out other tasks and responsibilities of a similar nature to those listed above as determined from time to time by the local Programme Manager in relation to the smooth running of the service.
Randstad Business Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Business Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.