• Job Broker - Romford

    Location UK-Romford
    Posted Date 2 days ago(12/14/2018 10:28 AM)
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    Maximus People Services employ real people with a remarkable passion to make a difference. How you behave and get things done is easily as important as your skills and capabilities and we want applicants who buy into our values and want to be part of a global business, in return we offer fantastic learning and development opportunities at every stage of your career.
    We care for each other and promote a positive workplace where everyone feels valued. We know that a strong work/ life balance is important and we offer all kinds of flexible working opportunities; whether it’s to do with your disability, health or lifestyle choices we will support you to achieve the right balance. So if you're interested in flexible working opportunities, talk to us during the hiring process and we'll see what we can do.

    Job Summary

    • Integrated within the Local London employability team, facilitate the achievement of sustained employment.
    • Providing a bespoke recruitment offer to exceed or meet the needs of Keyworkers and participants/customers.
    • Actively engaging with local employers and employer networks to capture vacancies, work trials and work experience opportunities for Local London customers. Coordinating engagement with borough job brokerages.
    • Providing advice and support around self-employment including the creation of independently approved business plans.

    Essential Job Duties

    • Brokering opportunities (Work Tasters, Work Experience, Work Trials, Working Interviews and Vacancies) for participants, building and maintaining portfolio of local employer accounts
    • Maintaining relationships with the central Employer Services Team
    • Developing strong links with employers through regular telephone and face-to-face contact
    • Understanding the requirements of employers and matching participants against this criteria
    • Negotiating alternative method of recruitment, e.g. Working Interviews
    • Executing reverse marketing strategies to create employment opportunities for specific participants in line with their individual skills and experience
    • Maximising opportunities and supporting Keyworkers to secure employment opportunities for participants
    • Facilitate employer site visits
    • Providing in work support to employer and participant
    • Understanding the skills, interests and experience of participants and proactively matching them to opportunities
    • Reviewing participant business ideas to see if they have potential
    • Supporting participants to develop business plans
    • Advising on sources of enterprise finance and grants
    • Referring participants to external self-employment and enterprise specialists if necessary
    • Networking with the business community and enterprise organisations
    • Delivering self-employment workshops and seminars
    • Provide Keyworkers with recruitment requirements of employers to ensure that participant skills are developed in line with the localised vacancy pipeline
    • Increasing the knowledge of Keyworkers to ensure understanding of employer requirements, agreed processes, and access to required toolkits to prepare and submit successful, sustainable candidates
    • Delivering bespoke pre-employment workshops, where appropriate, to the needs of employers and Keyworkers
    • Working with employer partners to ensure they are fully ‘disability confident’, and providing support around the disability agenda
    • Providing accurate information around any disability related enquiries
    • Ensuring that all employers are aware of the full portfolio of products and services on offer from Local London, enabling them to make use of them on a free/paid for basis
    • Ensuring accurate reporting of all activity and output
    • Capturing all actual and planned activity using the Case Management System
    • Ensuring all other systems are kept fully up-to-date to provide accurate recording of performance across the programme
    • Providing liaison between employers and Keyworkers, where appropriate, to support the sustainability of customers – this could include attendance at employer sites to support Induction, resolution of issues and accompanied Interviewers

    Education and Experience Requirements

    • Performance driven and able to work in a high performing targeted environment
    • Customer focused with a strong commitment to customer care
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to adapt to a wide range of communication and learning styles
    • Demonstrable influencing skills that promote commitment and action
    • Ability to manage conflicting objectives and demonstrate strong negotiation skills to resolve any issues
    • Strong completer/finisher with the ability to plan and organise people, workloads and business plan to meet challenging targets and deadlines
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • Strong team player with a positive and flexible approach to both work and colleagues
    • In-depth knowledge of the disability agenda
    • Ability to deliver training to a wide audience
    • Knowledge of a variety of employment sectors with the designated geography
    • Motivated, showing commitment to maximise achievement
    • Positive mind-set, resilient and self-aware
    • Valuing our people
    • Focusing on customers
    • Acting with integrity
    • Working together
    • Always learning and improving
    • Able to travel to different sites across the Borough
    • Able to work outside of normal office hours on occasions
    • Demonstrable experience of achieving and exceeding targets
    • Extensive experience of employer engagement
    • Significant experience of delivering successful plans to agreed timescales
    • It is desirable to be SFEDI accredited if providing self-employment advice

    EEO Statement

    MAXIMUS is committed to developing, maintaining and supporting a culture of equality and diversity in employment in which our employees as well as candidates for employment are treated equitably. We understand that a diverse workforce adds to our competitive advantage; and as such, we aim to ensure that job applicants do not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable. Advertisements for posts will include sufficiently clear and accurate information to enable potential applicants to assess their own suitability for the post.

    Where reasonable, MAXIMUS will review and consider adjustments for those applicants who express a requirement for them during the recruitment process.


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