Job Description

MCT Building Futures Development Officer – Royal British Legion
Based at:
Millwall Community Trust,
Millwall Lions Centre,
Bolina Road,
SE16 3LN

Reports to:
Education and Employability Manager
Post Summary:
To develop and co-ordinate the Royal British Legion Building Futures programme, working with unemployed ex-Armed forces men and women. To progress participants into secure, well-paid and sustainable employment in various industries such as; construction, sport, retail, administration and catering.

Length of Contract:
Six months (subject to further funding)
Hours / Shifts:
This role is part-time and is predominantly during the day 9.00am-4.30pm
Pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and age.
Precise arrangements to be agreed with the Education and Employability Manager and Resources but in the region of 15 hours per week.

In order to work effectively in a changing environment, flexibility is required from the post-holder.
Description of duties:

1.0 Teaching and Learning
• Deliver classroom based Employability skills and appropriate vocational short courses.
• Assess, monitor and mark learners work.
• Coach, guide and encourage participants to give them the necessary skills, motivation and knowledge to progress.
• Contribute to ongoing development of schemes of work and curriculum plans.
• Help develop and implement an effective learning model that engages and inspires learners.
• Coach, guide and encourage participants to give them the necessary skills, motivation and knowledge to progress.

2.0 Assessment
• Effective interpretation of a range of initial assessments and diagnostic tools.
• Maintain a high standard of training and assessment and ensure performance targets are achieved.
• Complete initial assessment activities and agree individual learning plans with participants.
3.0 Participant Progress
• Coach, guide and encourage participants to give them the necessary skills, motivation and knowledge to progress.
• Facilitate effective timely reviews with participants and provide appropriate pastoral support.
• Complete and maintain individual learning plans and progress reviews.
• Devising learner journeys/Action Plans taking into consideration various learning styles and individual learner needs.
• Develop working partnerships with companies in the construction, retail, sport, administration and catering industries.
• Work extensively with external agencies to secure work placements and job opportunities for the participants.

4.0 Management
• Effectively manage a pool of support tutors used on Building Futures programmes.
• To comply with relevant provisions of The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and other associated legislation, which places responsibilities for H&S on all employees.
• Demonstrate commitment to equality of opportunity and treatment and comply with company policy and procedures and relevant legislation relating to equality and diversity.
• Ensure participants understand the requirements of their programme.
• Be responsible for and effectively manage a caseload of participants.
• Attend and participate in meetings and produce reports as requested.
• Attend training events/ courses as required, maintaining own CPD and contribute to curriculum development.
• Understand the MCT Safeguarding policy, procedures and best practice guidelines. Use this understanding to ensure safer recruitment, safe working practices, appropriate reporting of concerns and contribute positively to an Anti-bullying environment.

5.0 Safeguarding responsibility
• To be aware of MCT Safeguarding Children Policy its processes and procedures, particularly who MCT DSO is and how they can be contacted and procedures for reporting concerns.
The process.
• To understand and adhere to MCT's Child Protection and & Safeguarding Policies & Procedures Handbook
• To promote and embed the culture of Safeguarding Children in everyday working practice.
Safeguarding Certification
• To hold a valid Millwall or FA Enhanced CRB certificate with checks against relevant barred lists prior to start of employment OR be subscribed to the Disclosure and Baring (DBS) update service on which an online employer certification check will be made
• To hold a valid FA Safeguarding certificate and maintain certified status via FA renewal safeguarding workshops and Millwall Community Trust internal Safeguarding training

6.0 Recruitment
• To lead on the recruitment of 15-20 ex-service men and women for each course.
• Work closely with Royal British Legion to actively promote all MCT Building Futures courses using various media platforms such as; MCT website, RBL Website, match day programmes, local paper.
• Ensure all participants are fully signed up for each course in accordance to Royal British Legion standard terms and conditions.
• Work closely with Regiments in London and the surrounding areas to identify potential referrals.
• To communicate and liaise with a range of external agencies such as; Build Force, 4exmilitary, Rock to Recovery, Veterans UK.

7.0 Outcomes and Achievement (Within duration of agreed contract period)*
• To ensure 60+ ex-Service personnel gain industry specific qualifications
• To ensure 60+ ex-Service personnel undertake a work placemen and/or attend an interview during or as a result of being on the programme
• To ensure 30+ ex-Service personnel gain a sustainable job
• To ensure all are provided with confidence building support and gain healthy life skills
• To ensure all participants gain job search expertise
• To ensure all participants gain employability skills, life skills and money advice
*maybe subject to change

8.0 General Conditions
• You will carry out your responsibilities with due regard to MCT’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
• You will be required to comply with relevant provisions of The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and other associated legislation, which places responsibilities for Health and Safety on all employees. Therefore, it is the post holder’s responsibility to take reasonable care for Health, Safety and Welfare of him/herself and other employees in accordance with legislation and the Trust's Safety Policy.

9.0 ​Delegated Tasks
• To complete other duties as directed by the Education and Employability Manager

Person Specification

Evidence of CPD within the Education sector.
Teaching qualification (i.e AET/PTLLS, Preparing to teach in the lifelong sector)

Assessor’s qualification and iv experience.

Degree or equivalent level held qualification/s
Experience in the delivery of group work programmes and 1:1 interventions

Experience of delivering vocational qualifications or Employability training

Ability to recruit, retain and relate to the participants

Military background

Experience of working in or for the voluntary/community sector.

Career and Employability support management experience

Project Management experience
Skills and abilities
Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and effective interpersonal skills ICT Competent

Excellent organisational and administrative skills

Able to work accurately towards targets and deadlines

Ability to co-ordinate, supervise and lead staff assigned to programme

Ability to set and manage project budgets

Excellent level of IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office.
Personal Qualities
Ability to communicate effectively with participants from a wide range of abilities.

Ability to work as a member of a team.

Reliable, punctual and responsible
Can draw upon key life experiences and use them as a tool to engage others.