top of page

Vacancy: Employability and Skills Officer

AFC Fylde Community Foundation are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated Employability and Skills Officer to join its successful and expanding team. The successful candidate will engage with the local community to offer a relevant, accessible and engaging employability and skills programme supporting individuals into employment, education or training, through developing their personal and social skills. The role requires a passion for delivering innovative courses, programmes and activities to engage unemployed and economically inactive young people and adults. There will also be a requirement to network with local agencies in the public, private and voluntary sectors to deliver positive outcomes for project participants. Length of Contract: Fixed term until 31st March 2025 Salary: £21,000 - £23,000 per annum You will:

  • Plan, deliver and evaluate a number of employability and skills projects including Fylde Focus that both up-skill and raise the aspirations of young people and adults.

  • Identify and recruit participants, working alongside local partners and the Foundation’s media team.

  • Provide mentoring support to participants, develop individual learning plans to help them achieve their best and identify suitable exit routes into employment, education or training.

  • Develop group sessions and group work with young claimants who are on a similar health journey (an opportunity to share experiences, barriers and challenges they face).

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with the Jobcentre Plus and the DWP to recruit individuals onto the various employability programmes.

  • Facilitate work experience placements that support both the participant and the employer.

You will have:

  • A proven track record of working on employability and skills programmes.

  • Proven track record of mentoring either young people or adults in an employability and skills environment.

  • Demonstrable experience of working within partnership and multi-agency programmes.

  • Experience of using online monitoring and evaluation tools to manage projects/ programmes.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to effectively plan and prioritise own workload.


  • Company pension scheme

  • 25 days annual leave plus public bank holidays

  • Company laptop and mobile phone

  • Access to charity worker discounts

  • Staff Uniform

  • Free onsite parking

To apply for the position through Indeed please click the link below or alternatively send your CV and Cover Letter to Employability and Skills Manager, AFC Fylde Community Foundation, Fylde Sports and Education Centre, Coronation Way, Wesham, PR4 3JZ or to Apply here: AFC Fylde Community Foundation job in Fylde | Closing date for applications: 5pm, Thursday 14th September 2023 Interview date: TBC AFC Fylde Community Foundation is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and its employment policies for recruitment are designed to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender re-assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. The Foundation is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk involved in its activities and events. The trust recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of these vulnerable groups by a commitment to procedures to protect them. The Foundation expects all staff and volunteers to fully support and promote these commitments. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Please find below the full Job Description and Job Advert documents for this role.

Employability and Skills Officer Job Description Person Specification
Download PDF • 447KB

Employability and Skills Officer Job Advert
Download PDF • 430KB

278 views0 comments


bottom of page