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The Mission Statement for SCRATCH is:-
To relieve the effects of poverty for families and individuals with needs recognised by approved referral agencies in Southampton and surrounding area.

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Employment Support Officer

We are currently advertising the post of Employment Support Officer.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development and ongoing additional support for our volunteer team (many of whom face multiple barriers to employment) by providing targeted work to help them gain employment or enter further training.


¨     Promoting volunteering opportunities

¨     The recruitment and induction of new volunteers

¨     Supporting volunteers to move into paid employment or further training

¨     Supporting volunteers with job applications, CV writing and training needs

¨     Assisting the Volunteer Manager in areas such as the welfare, training and support of volunteers

¨     Regularly monitoring each individual volunteer’s progress using Triangle Outcome Stars

¨     Working with the whole staff team to ensure SCRATCH’s operational aims are met

We are seeking someone who has excellent communication, inter personal and networking skills and the ability to deliver group and one to one training and workshops.

This post will be based at 33 Mount Pleasant Industrial Estate, Southampton, SO14 0SP, with regular travel to our other operational areas across Hampshire.  The salary is £18,360 for a 28-hour week (to be worked over either 4 or 5 days which must include Fridays).  Holiday entitlement is 20 / 25 days per annum (depending on the number of days worked), plus bank holidays.  This is a time limited project funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation until mid-August 2020.

Full induction will be provided (including time on existing SCRATCH projects) and the successful applicant will be expected to undertake any relevant training.

The Employment Support Officer will report directly to the Volunteer Manager.

For an application pack, please contact the SCRATCH office on 023 8077 3132 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it If you would like an informal chat about this role, please phone Annie Knight on 07789 410166 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 18th October and Interviews will be carried out on Friday 26th October.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.



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