Top Job Employment Initiatives Officer

Employment Initiatives Officer

  • Employer - Karbon Homes
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Public - local government
  • Department - Foundations for Life team
  • Location - Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Salary - Band 5 (£24,488 - £28,945) per annum plus essential car allowance
  • Duration - Contract
  • Hours - Full time | 35 hours per week (5 days per week) with flexi time - fixed term for 1 year
  • Closing date - Sunday, 18 February 2018



We are Karbon Homes. We are dedicated to building the perfect foundation for people to thrive. We believe a strong foundation creates the possibility to develop the life you want.

We operate with a business head and a social heart, working with our partners to make a difference to peoples’ lives by providing homes and creating thriving communities across the North of England.

Come and join our new team

We now have a role to fill in our Foundations for Life team. It is a new post, in a new organisation, with a great culture, excellent benefits, family friendly policies and an ambitious plan for the future.

We are looking for an Employment Initiatives Officer

The post holder will have an integral role in proactively supporting our customers to build strong foundations for a successful tenancy through improving their employment prospects and personal resilience.

You will work flexibly, with a customer-centric approach, to guide customers both individually and in group settings to increase their skills, competence and confidence and move them closer, and ultimately in, to work.

You will have a working knowledge of client progression options such as skills and vocational training, work placement, job searching and volunteering, and have a strong background in developing and delivering training programmes.

You will have a positive and enthusiastic attitude, with a deep understanding of the complex needs of our customers and the issues they face whilst being out of employment or under-qualified/ skilled. You will have excellent interpersonal skills to build effective and strong relationships with internal and external partners. 

The role is based in Gosforth with extensive travel across Northumberland, Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland.

To give yourself the best chance of being shortlisted, you need to provide full details and examples in the Supporting Statement based on the criteria in the person specification.

For further information or an informal discussion about the post please contact Suzanne Jobson, Financial Inclusion Manager on 0191 223 8065.

This role is eligible for an enhanced check by the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Contact information

Further details including the application form, job description and person specification are available from the Karbon Homes website – 

Interview information

Friday 2nd March 2018

How to apply

Please see the contact information section above for details about how to apply for this job.

Job related documents

Below is a list of job related documents.

Please Note: The above documents can be opened by using your preferred word/spreadsheet processor and a PDF viewer.

View more jobs Newcastle