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Information Advice and Guidance Advisor

Job Title: Information Advice and Guidance Advisor
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Barnsley
Salary: £14.17 - 14.17 per hour
REF: AD250401
Contact Name: Amber Debens
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Information Advice and Guidance Advisor

Salary: £14.17 Per Hour.

Full Time (36 hours per week)

Based in Barnsley – Hybrid Working

Barnsley Council are looking for two IAG advisors/employment coaches who can provide support to local unemployed, economically inactive and in work residents and help them progress towards a positive destination (employment, education, training or volunteering). The role will be to support the UKSPF funded Employment and Skills Project- South Yorkshire, hence their will be a requirement to complete registration paper work with each resident and produce a SMART action plan which helps them to address their barriers to progression. Ongoing support with residents will be required, with the CRM database being updated with regular meeting information and evidence of their achievements.

The role will require advisors to work out within the local area, as well as in Wellington House (central Barnsley location), so advisors will need to be able to travel across the area. Some administrative tasks may be completed at home but it is envisaged that applicants will work flexibly to meet the needs of the resident as well as the business. Knowledge and experience of  services available  to support residents   in the Barnsley area is required, so there is an expectation that applicants will be familiar with the local area, and the main barriers that affect the community.


Applicants must have a minimum Level 3 IAG qualification, or a minimum 2 years experience of working in a employment focused role. The role involves the use of a web based CRM system so all applicants must be able to use IT. You will be provided with a laptop and mobile phone to enable you to complete the work.

Key Accountabilities:

To support the operational delivery of high quality, impartial  IAG in communities across the Borough through the delivery of appropriate community based information advice and guidance activities and interventions. Provide support across our 3 key phases in preparing adults and young people for work, getting them into work and helping them get on in work.

Experience You Will Bring:

  • Identify and assess the holistic needs, and any barriers of  adults and young people and record the results using contract compliant and quality assured mechanisms to provide a baseline from which progress and achievement can be measured.
  • Be flexible and adaptable to adults and young peoples needs, meeting with them in their community, in their homes and places they feel comfortable in.
  • Prepare clear and concise person-centred SMART Action Plans, reviewing on a regular basis, ensuring both qualitative and quantitative data can be extracted, in one to one sessions and in group sessions both on site and in outreach locations as appropriate
  • Plan and deliver relevant, high-quality activities and interventions to individuals and groups  to support progression
  • Facilitate effective and efficient job search activities relevant to the skills and abilities of the individual and their proximity to the labour market,
  • Support, motivate, facilitate and direct individuals  experiencing barriers to employment to engage in relevant activities and interventions which support their progression to education, employment and training.
  • Track the progress of adults and young people, provide in-work support or undertake other required activities to ensure successful education, employment or training outcomes
  • Maintain up to date information on a complex range of issues both in the local community and across the Borough covering numerous agendas, signposting and making appropriate referrals to other departments and organisations as required.
  • Demonstrate  up to date knowledge of  the local labour market to inform planning of or referral to relevant interventions or activities which ensure adult / young persons progress  towards, into and sustained employment

We offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Amber Debens on 07860953716 or via email