Employment Coordinator

Job Description

Number of vacancies: 1 x full-time

Reports to: Project Manager


Position & Project Duration: 5.5 months fixed-term (mid-Oct 2021 to end Mar 2022) – position only confirmed in mid-Oct 2021 pending funding results

Working location: home office, and providing some trainings on-site

Working hours: 37.5h/week, flexible working times

Expected salary: £2000/month, for 5.5 months (mid-Oct 2021 to end Mar 2022). 

 

  1. Use results/findings from HKB’s surveys (e.g. work & employment, BN(O)s’ preferred UK arrival destinations distribution etc.), to organise and provide trainings to UK’s:

    • trade/labour unions

    • chambers of commerce

    • employment agencies
       

      • Informing them about the needs, issues, challenges, trends, recommendations of BN(O)s in finding employment and integrating into the UK’s labour market
         

      • Initial training may also be necessary for the project’s delivery partner, Groundwork, which will be conducting employment advice and coaching for BN(O)s in this project.  The post-holder is expected to liaise and collaborate with Groundwork closely throughout the project duration
         

  2. Set up and manage a bilingual job-matching website, put up information and job advertisements for BN(O) job-seekers, and for UK employers seeking (BN(O)) employees.  Also produces a monthly newsletter of employment/talent opportunities to share with HKB’s and consortium partners’ network
     

  3. Work with HKB’s existing network of employment experts to supervise the production of a booklet, educating:

    • Hongkongers on UK’s labour rights, dispute resolution, taxation etc., and

    • UK employers on BN(O)s’ particular situation in seeking employment and integration into UK’s labour market
       

  4. Support and share information with the project’s casework team where necessary, helping to resolve employment-related enquiries received by the casework team
     

  5. Coordinate with the project’s SMP* & UK-Wide Outreach Coordinator, and attends a monthly online UK-wide Townhall meeting with representatives of the SMP, to share and reflect needs/issues/challenges/trends BN(O)s face in seeking employment in the UK, and provide necessary interventions to facilitate the integration of BN(O)s into UK’s labour market

 

*SMP = Strategic Migration Partnerships, which host the welcoming hubs for BN(O)s in 12 regions across the UK

 
 

Person Specifications

 

Essential qualifications:

  • Educated to Degree level or above

 

Essential skills and qualities:

  • Knowledge of key issues in Hong Kong and/or UK’s employment and labour market sector

  • Project Management Skills

  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Cantonese

  • Ability to deliver work/employment related training

  • Ability to effectively collaborate and engage with colleagues and partners/stakeholders internally and externally

  • Ability to work independently, flexibly, calmly, and take on challenges with a positive attitude

  • Ability to initiate/self-start and solve problems

  • Ability to organise, develop work plans and schedules, meet deadlines and prioritise, work well under pressure

  • Ability to take and explain detailed, accurate information

  • Ability to provide regular project updates on progress and make timely adjustments as necessary

  • Ability to provide end-of-project detailed reports on goals met, outcomes achieved

  • Good IT literacy

  • Experience in using various social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, Signal)

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Understanding of UK’s policies towards Hongkongers since July 2020

  • Understanding and sensitivity of the needs, issues and challenges of Hong Kong arrivals in UK

 

Desirable experience and knowledge in:

  • Working in or with trade/labour unions, chambers of commerce, employment agencies

  • Working in projects in full cycles

  • Working in multi-cultural projects and environments

  • Operating and managing websites

  • Writing labour related education materials

  • Good practices and methodologies in project management


 

Application Process

Please submit a Cover Letter in English in no more than 1 page and a CV to

hkb-recruitment@protonmail.com 

before Sunday 17th October 23:59 UK Time, stating the applied vacancy in the title of the email.

If applying for more than one post, please send one email per each post.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for the follow-up with online interview(s).

Please note: successful candidates must be able to take up their roles before the end of October.

Equal opportunities:

HKB is working towards equality and has policies relating to the equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery. All staff are expected to comply with these policies.

 

No job applicant or employee receives less than favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected characteristics and is not placed at a disadvantage by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable.

 

Health and Safety:

All staff have responsibility to maintain the health and safety of themselves and others within the performance of their duties in accordance with HKB health and safety policies and to undertake specific health and safety responsibilities as necessary.

 

Note: This job description will be reviewed from time to time or as necessary and may be amended to meet the changing needs and priorities of the project or organisation. The content is subject to periodic review.