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Full Time Lead Employment Adviser – Herefordshire


Job title:

Lead Employment Adviser

Location: Herefordshire
Contract: Fixed Term Until 30th June 2020
Hours: Full Time – 5 Days per Week
Salary: £25,000
BBO Shropshire: Landau Ltd are seeking to appoint a Lead Employment Adviser to support the delivery of the Building Better Opportunities Programme. The post holder will lead the Landau BBO delivery team and will be working in a variety of locations to support participants on the BBO Project to move towards improving their skills and securing employment.

You will be responsible for meeting key targets and outcomes on the project and will report directly to the Project Manager.

Job purpose

  • To coordinate the development, delivery, evaluation and monitoring of the Landau delivery for the Building Better Opportunities Programme. The post holder will be responsible for leading the delivery staff and ensure the Landau provision meets the requirements for the project and delivers an effective and quality provision that meets the needs of the target groups identified, engaging participants, employers and other stakeholders to measure impact and successfully achieve programme outputs and outcomes.
  • This post is part of the Building Better Opportunities programme in Herefordshire and is funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

The post holder may be required from time to time to undertake other duties, not specifically mentioned in this job description, but within levels of their salary scale. On occasion, there may be travel and work in unsocial hours


  • To establish effective working relationships with the appropriate referring agencies and stakeholders to secure eligible and appropriate referrals to the Landau provision.
  • To ensure participants are eligible according to ESF and Big Lottery standards to enable timely and efficient claiming of funds
  • To lead the design and development of the Landau programme to meet the needs of participants and the requirements of the funding including the Personal Employment Plans, training and support needs
  • Undertake detailed job analysis with participants to ensure effective job match
  • To liaise and build effective relationships with local employers and businesses in order to set up suitable work-based training for participants
  • Negotiate paid employment for participants where appropriate
  • To direct the team of job coach mentors ensuring that the Landau programme is timely, effective and efficient offering value for money and operating within budgets
  • With support from the BBO Project Manager, put in place and monitor the appropriate KPI’s and targets for the Landau provision
  • To monitor and evaluate the Landau provision by means of participant feedback, reviews, referring agency and employer feedback and to adjust the delivery as needed to ensure good practice and improve outcomes for participants
  • To ensure that participants are referred appropriately to other provision and support if required within the BBO Project and that correct procedures are followed when participants complete the Landau provision
  • To feedback to the BBO Project Manager and Charity Manager delivery progress, highlighting performance and developing measures to be implemented to avoid risk to the project
  • Manage relevant project performance targets to include individual and team targets. Implement any necessary support measures to ensure improvement where appropriate
  • Conduct individual appraisals with all delivery staff in line ensuring each has a personal development plan and training needs of the team and individuals are clearly identified
  • Use a variety of software packages such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Access etc. to produce correspondence, presentations, records, spreadsheets and databases
  • Manage all staff to ensure they fully understand all Landau Policies and Procedures and are confident in their roles
  • In liaison with HR ensure all procedures are followed including dealing with discipline and grievance matters
  • Deal professionally and proficiently with enquiries from colleagues, partner providers, business contacts etc.
  • Attend and contribute to regular 1:1’s with the BBO Project Manager
  • Organise and prioritise own time and responsibilities effectively
  • Act in a professional manner at all times, ensuring that Landau is presented in a positive manner.
Closing Date: 29th March 2018
Interview Date: 10th April 2018
Posted Date: 20th March 2018

The Company reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the Company’s business.

Interested applicants should download the Job Specification, Job Description and application form detailing their experience, suitability to the post and future commitment to the project implementation and delivery.

BBO Lead Employment Adviser Specification

BBO Lead Employment Adviser Job Description

BBO Lead Employment Adviser Application Form

Building Better Opportunities is jointly funded by the European Social Fund and The Big Lottery Fund and is designed to help those people who are furthest removed from the labour market and support them back into employment. It will provide a range of activities to build people’s confidence and aspirations as well as putting in measures that will help remove barriers to employment in areas such as health, finance, social exclusion and digital.



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