By Dora-Olivia Vicol - 06 June 2020
The Work Rights Centre is looking for a motivated candidate with a passion for employment justice and experience in front-line work, to join our weekly Employment Rights and Employability Clinic in an Assistant capacity, for one day a week.
Every Saturday our advisers provide free and confidential advice to UK and EU nationals who want to improve their professional mobility. The team considers every case in depth, and prides itself in offering kind and competent advice.
As a Service Provision Assistant you will primarily be doing casework, and working closely with people who need your support. In practice, you will assist beneficiaries in drafting CVs and Cover Letters, help them understand the landscape of online job applications, and set up a personal learning and development plan to support their personal mobility. You will also assist the Project Lead to conduct outreach on social media and, once lockdown rules allow it, in communities, using your creativity and enthusiasm to generate a real sense of community.
This position runs for one day a week (7h), for a duration of 10 months, and is paid at a rate of @12/hour. We have every intention to continue the project beyond this time period, but this is subject to obtaining additional funding. You will be expected to conduct most of the work on Saturday, when our clinic is open to residents in the Greater Manchester area.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for justice, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, strong IT literacy, and a real desire to learn. Employability is an empowering area of advice, but also one that can intersect with complex employment rights issues. The Manchester Project Lead will offer sustained training and support at all times, but for this we require dedication, kindness, and care. Many of our clients are European migrants, so knowledge of additional languages is also welcome.
Above all, we are looking for a real team player who will be able to carry the Work Rights Centre's mission forward. If this sounds like you, read the job description, and send us a CV and Cover Letter by the deadline indicated.