Employment Support Worker

Job Description

Number of vacancies: 1 x 50% time (20h/ week)

Reports to: Employment Coordinator

Position & Project Duration: 8 months fixed-term (Aug 2022 - Mar 2023)

Working location: work from home

Working hours: 20h/week, flexible working times

Expected salary: £1000/month, for 8 months (Aug 2022 - Mar 2023).  

 

  • Support Employment Coordinator to conduct monthly Cantonese-language seminars, workshops and CV clinics for BN(O)s.

  • Support Employment Coordinator to handle and resolve employment-related enquiries and cases, support and share information with the project’s casework team where necessary.

  • Support Employment Coordinator to manage a bilingual employment information webpage, put up information and job advertisements for BN(O) job-seekers, and for UK employers seeking (BN(O)) employees. 

  • Support Employment Coordinator to communicate, liaise, collaborate and coordinate with employment delivery partner to support, share and promote activities.

    *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

  • Good practices and methodologies in project management


 

Application Process

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

hkb-recruitment@protonmail.com 

before Friday 22nd July 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 mid-Aug 2022.

 

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.