Employment and Skills Co-ordinator at The Booth Centre

The Booth Centre is an innovative, advice and activity based day centre for people who are homeless or have experience of homelessness in Manchester. People who use the Centre are centrally involved in the planning, evaluation, and delivery of the service. The Centre is recognised nationally as a beacon of best practice. 

The Employment and Skills Service supports people who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness to build up their skills and confidence, to get work experience through volunteering, to gain qualifications and to move into paid employment, education, training or voluntary work in the community. The service aims to help people to build positive social networks, to improve their health and wellbeing and to find a purpose which will take them away from street based lifestyles and improve their quality of life.  The Employment and Skills service runs alongside an Advice Team and an Arts programme.

The Booth Centre are looking to recruit an Employment and Skills Co-ordinator to join their leadership team and manage their very successful Employment and Skills service.  The Booth Centre are looking for someone with management experience but who also wants to work face to face with people on a daily basis and has experience of motivating and supporting people who are some distance from the labour market to reach their personal goals. Candidates need to have experience of facilitating group work and enabling people to achieve their goals in relation to getting into employment, gaining qualifications and improving their skills, confidence and wellbeing.

Applicants need to be positive, enthusiastic, reliable, energetic, flexible and proactive.  The Booth Centre has an open door policy and is extremely busy resulting in this role being both demanding and varied, so the ability to multi-task and to be able to diffuse confrontational situations while treating people with respect is essential.

Applications from people who can speak an Eastern European language or Russian would be welcome, as would people with a personal experience of homelessness, but this is not an essential requirement.

The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Visit date: Wednesday 7 November, 8am to 1pm

Formal Interview Date: Thursday 8th November

For further information, visit: www.boothcentre.org.uk/jobs