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Vacancies Within Aspire-i

The Aspire-Igen Group is a social enterprise committed to helping individuals, organisations and communities succeed through learning and work. We are a major provider of advice and support services to young people and adults across Yorkshire and Humber. We have a strong track record of successfully delivering government funded initiatives and contracts including National Careers Service, ESF NEET and the Study Programme.

Receptionist/Customer Service Assistant

Based in Bradford

1 x Full Time (37 hrs)

Salary - £14,718.60 per annum

You will be the first point of contact and so therefore it is important that you have good communication skills and are confident dealing with members of the public, both face to face, on the telephone and via email.

You would also need to provide clerical support to your colleagues, as well as dealing with deliveries and incoming/outgoing post.

It is essential that you have a minimum of grades A-C at GCSE Level in English and Maths or equivalent.

Contact Centre Advisor

Based in Bradford

1 x Part Time (20 hrs)

Actual Salary - £8888.65 per annum

Your role would be to welcome callers to Careers Yorkshire & Humber’s contact centre, and to diagnose caller needs and refer appropriately to CYH partners, answering simple queries but seeking to forward calls wherever possible to the relevant deliverer. You would need to advise customers on the most effective and appropriate way for them to use the services of CYH partners in general, including face-to-face, telephone and digital channels.

It is essential that you understand the principles of IAG work and that you have worked with clients in an advisory role. You need to have a minimum of an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification.

The hours of this role would be from 4pm – 8pm Monday – Friday

If you would like to discuss either of the roles, please contact Jayne Webster on 01274 379400.

Closing date: 23rd December 2014

Interviews will be held week commencing 12th January 2015.

Application Process

To apply for the position please send your CV and a covering letter to Jayne Webster via email (Jayne.webster@aspire-i.com ) or by post to Aspire-I Ltd, Opportunity Centre, 1-3 John Street, Bradford, BD1 3JT. If you require a full job description please email Kate Holdsworth on kate.holdsworth@aspire-i.com.

All positions are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exemptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for an Enhanced Disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau to check for any previous criminal convictions, cautions, warnings and reprimands.

Aspire-i is an equal opportunities employer. We wish to encourage the recruitment of staff from under-represented groups to apply for the advertised positions who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy. Aspire-i will seek to recruit the best candidate for the job based on merit. The recruitment and selection process will ensure the identification of the person best suited to the job and the Aspire-i Ltd

No agencies please.

Training Adviser (maths specialist), Northumberland ref: [1136]

Fixed term until 31st July 2015 - 37 hours per week (part-time will be considered)

£23,160 to £27,019 pa

Subject to qualifications and demonstration of competence

igen is a not for profit company providing information and advice on learning, work and development opportunities for young people and adults throughout the UK. We deliver a wide range of training provision and are passionate about creating better futures for our clients.

If you are an enthusiastic, dedicated and dynamic person, preferably experienced in the work based learning sector, this role offers the opportunity to undertake training delivery (with a focus on maths), retention and progression activities with young people. The young people are aged 16-19 and are Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET). The successful candidate will have experience of delivering personalised training to individuals and small groups of young people with an emphasis on employability and functional skills (maths).

You will have a qualification in teaching and training, with ideally a maths level 5 specialism, be well organised and able to plan and manage your time effectively. You should have experience of supporting learners with their future choices and supporting them through the delivery of any skills required. You will be good at engaging with partner organisations including colleges, employers and the national apprenticeship service to identify opportunities. A vocational background and specialism would be advantageous.

A relevant teaching qualification is essential. Maths specialism level 5 and an IAG qualification at level 3 or above are desirable.

To apply, email your CV and covering letter to: Claire.parry@aspire-igen.com

Igen is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all clients and expects all staff to share this commitment. Posts with igen are subject to DBS disclosure, information about the disclosure service information about the disclosure service is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service

Closing date: Midnight on the 7th January 2015.

Interviews are due to take place on 14th January 2015.

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from ethnic minority groups, people with disabilities or of any age.

Careers Advice Worker/Careers Adviser

Leeds Fixed Term until 31.03.2016

18.5 Hours between 8.30am and 5.30pm, Monday – Friday

Salary £20,300 to £25,755 pro rata

igen are committed to helping individuals, organisations and communities succeed through learning and work. We have a strong track record of successfully delivering government funded initiatives and contracts including National Careers Service and Study Programmes. We are a major provider of advice and support services to young people and adults in the Yorkshire and Humber area.

An opportunity has arisen for a Careers Adviser to join the Company on a fixed term basis, working within our busy and dynamic National Careers Service team. Working in our Leeds premises and those of our partners, you’ll help people to make crucial decisions about their learning and work options.

You will be qualified to at least NVQ level 3 in Information, Advice and Guidance (or equivalent) with experience in delivering IAG to a wide variety of audiences in both individual and group settings in a target driven environment. You will be able to organise your own workload effectively, work to tight deadlines, understand common barriers to progression into work or training and have an understanding of current issues relating to the job market.

You will establish and maintain effective relationships with a range of support agencies; keep detailed and accurate records and provide a comprehensive service to customers. The successful candidate will be required to deliver advice and input onto an online system so good communication and ICT skills are essential.

Application Process

To apply for the role please send your covering letter and CV to kathleen.shields@aspire-igen.com.

Closing Date: January 7th 2015

Interviews: January 14th 2015

All positions are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exemptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for an Enhanced Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions, cautions, warnings and reprimands

igen is an equal opportunities employer. We wish to encourage the recruitment of staff from under-represented groups to apply for the advertised positions. igen will seek to recruit the best candidate for the job based on merit. The recruitment and selection process will ensure the identification of the person best suited to the job and igen.

No agencies please

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Aspire-i Head Office
Onward House
2 Baptist Place
Bradford
BD1 2PS
Tel: 01274 829400 Fax: 01274 829346

Aspire-i Ltd
Aspect Court
47 Park Square East
Leeds
LS1 2NL
Tel: 0113 3944127

Opportunity Centre
1-3 John Street
Bradford
BD1 3JT
Tel: 01274 379449 Fax: 01274 379435

Opportunity Centre
Airedale Buildings
Scott Street
Keighley
BD21 2SP
Tel: 01535 600267