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Nov

Direct Secondment Opportunities at the Department for Work and Pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have introduced Community Partners into Jobcentres to enhance the support offered by work coaches and Disability Employment Advisers to people with a health condition and/or disability, to help them move closer to employment.

This is a new and exciting opportunity to be part of a team of Community Partners working collaboratively with the third sector in strengthening awareness and understanding within Jobcentre Plus.

There are two secondments available.

Drugs and Alcohol Dependency Community Partner

Reference number: DA1
Salary: You will continue to be paid your present salary by your home employer during the secondment
Hours: Up to 37, can be Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time
Length of employment: 12 months on secondment

The Drugs and Alcohol Dependency Community Partner role is a new and exciting opportunity to be part of a team of Community Partners working collaboratively with the third sector in strengthening awareness and understanding within Jobcentre Plus of the issues associated with dependency on drugs and alcohol and associated mental health conditions. This includes enhancing the support offered to customers with dependency on drugs and alcohol and associated mental health conditions.

You will provide valuable insight and expert advice on issues specifically associated with dependency on drugs and alcohol including mental health and the barriers faced by people when seeking to find employment.

Drugs and Alcohol Dependency Community Partner Job Description

Young Persons Community Partner

Reference number: YP1
Salary: You will continue to be paid your present salary by your current employer during the secondment
Hours: Up to 37, can be Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time
Length of employment: 12 months on secondment

The Young Persons Community Partner role is a new and exciting opportunity to be part of a team of Community Partners to work collaboratively with the third sector to strengthen Jobcentre Plus understanding about the issues young disabled people face in finding and securing employment.

Young Persons Community Partner Job Description

Both roles will have a base location of Belle Vale Jobcentre Plus office, however the roles involve regular travel across all Merseyside locations, covering Everton, Kirkby, West Derby, Birkenhead, Bromborough, Upton, Runcorn, Widnes, St. Helens, Bootle, Crosby, Southport, Aintree, Belle Vale, Garston, Huyton, Edge Hill, Toxteth, Williamson Square and Wavertree.

To apply for either role, you need to provide examples of how you meet each of the essential criteria listed in the Job Description and any details of any experience you have with the areas described in the Job Description. If you are interested in either role, forward a CV with the above details to Julie Helsby at Julie.M.Helsby@dwp.gsi.gov.uk.

A secondment cannot commence until pre-employment checks are completed and a Secondment Agreement is in place with your current employer. This means it could be up to five weeks before the secondment starts. Successful candidates must also pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Closing date: Friday 17 November 2017

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