Skills Advisor – YMCA Downslink Group

Skills Advisor
18.5 Hours per week
Permanent contract
£25,340 per annum (pro rata)
£12,501 per annum (actual)

This is an exciting new role designed to support the progression of young people living in YMCA DownsLink Group supported accommodation to realise their aspirations & develop their ambition around employment, education and training as part of a holistic integrated learning and support pathway.

Working alongside our housing staff the post holder will lead on assessments and development of individual skills plans that will capture aspiration and inform choices around future career destinations.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 5.4 weeks annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, and an interest free bike loan. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

The advisor role requires a creative and tenacious style of working in both one to one and group settings, build external networks to increase learning / training opportunities and develop work experience placements, and ensure each learner is equipped.

This activity will sit within a psychologically informed framework and is relationship-led recognising that some of our residents have had significant trauma histories that act as barriers to progression.

Hours are flexible and to be agreed by discussion with the right candidate.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at 9am
Interview dates: Wednesday 10th April 2019

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

To apply, please download an Application Pack and an Application Form from YMCA DownsLink Group,, or email or contact the Human Resources Department at 47 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BE, tel. 01273 222595.