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VACANCY: OACT Employability Lead

30 December 2020

Oldham Athletic Community Trust (OACT) are seeking a professional, dedicated and inclusive individual for a brand new role – OACT Employability Lead.

The role will see the individual lead on planning, recruitment and delivery of the Training Ground Pilot Project. The project is designed to engage young unemployed adults with barriers to accessing quality education, employment or training opportunities. Participation in the programme will ensure participants are better equipped and more confident to progress into new opportunities.

Job title: Employability Lead

Reporting to: OACT Senior Management   

Location: Boundary Park, Furtherwood Road, Oldham, OL1 2PA. The role will require travel to meetings and events which will both be regional and national.

Salary: To be negotiated with the successful applicant. Role banding between £18,000 and £22,000 per year.

Hours of work: 40 hours per week. The role may require occasional evening and weekend work to ensure the successful completion of the project.

Contract status: Full-time, two-year contract subject to successful of continuation of funding following initial six-month pilot.

Deadline: Ongoing

Summary of Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver education and enrichment activities for 18-24 year-olds, including Level 1/Level 2 qualifications.
  • Oversee the effective delivery of all components of the programme curriculum, driving a high standard of delivery quality throughout.
  • Promote the programme to eligible participants and support them through the application and induction process ensuring that all allocated places are filled.
  • Deliver a one-to-one mentoring programme for all participants throughout the programme and continue the mentoring relationship after the initial programme is completed.

Person Specification:

  • Knowledge relating to CVs, covering letters, application forms and interview technique.
  • Level 3 in Teaching and Education or above (or be working towards it).
  • Experience delivering Functional Skills (Maths & English) as well as employability/preparation for work.
  • Able to adapt curriculum content to deliver virtually if required.
  • Experience of providing support to NEETs.
  • Experience of moving unemployed people into employment.
  • Experience of providing initial advice and career guidance and feedback.
  • Ability to engage with and inspire participants using appropriate training techniques and inter-personal skills.
  • The ability to create an appropriate learning environment where participants feel welcomed, supported and a sense of belonging.
  • Experience of working with challenging young adults in an educational setting.
  • Ability to deliver a bespoke one-to-one mentoring programme for all participants.

To apply, please send a covering letter and up to date CV to Due to the high demand potentially only successful applicants will be contacted.

A full job description can be obtained upon request, this must be viewed prior to application.

The application process is a rolling process, as such OACT have the right to withdraw the advert at anytime.

As this role involves direct access to young persons under the age of eighteen, within the context of the job or any subsequently related activities or responsibilities, the successful candidate will undergo a thorough screening process, which will include a Criminal Records Check, to ensure their suitability for the role. Oldham Athletic Community Trust are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. An Oldham Athletic Community Trust equality statement is also available on request.

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