Employment Advisor

Job Listing No: 9740000

Employment Advisor

Network Personnel was established in 1989 to address the skills and employment needs of those living in the Magherafelt area. Since then it has won and successfully delivered several major training programmes. With a staff team of 80+ it is now a major employer in its own right. Network Personnel is currently one of the top performers in Northern Ireland in terms of Back to Work/employability initiatives.  


Their major key strength is the expertise of the team who work in the company. The company has a very low staff turnover with a strong emphasis on Continuous Personal Development. Staff are committed and enthusiastic about their work and those who are client facing have a strong empathy with their target groups.  

As a result of continued growth and ongoing development they wish to appoint a suitably experienced and qualified Employment Advisor for the Jobpath Programme soon to be launched across Ireland.


Overall Purpose

  • To support unemployed clients, through barrier identification and resolution, to enable the client to enter the employment market, undertaking effective job matching activities resulting in job outcomes and identifying sustainable employment opportunities for clients.

  • To ensure high levels of customer service are maintained through follow up contact with employers, clients and other involved parties.

Education/Qualifications/Experience Required:

  • Level 3 Qualification or higher, Leaving Certificate (Including Maths and English at grade C or above). 

  • Degree Desirable

  • Demonstrable experience in Sales, Recruitment, Marketing and/or Customer Service

  • Experience of working in a target orientated environment with a proven track record in consistently achieving targets

  • I.T. proficiency (MS Office)


Key Tasks

  • To manage a caseload of clients on a one-to-one and group basis

  • Carrying out in depth client’s assessments

  • C.V. development

  • Application guidance

  • Assisting with interview preparation 

  • To identify and coordinate a range of recruitment and selection strategies to secure employment for clients

  • To support unemployed clients in job search, job matching and sustainability of employment to include delivery of one-to-one and group training sessions

  • To actively promote the programme

  • To be a source of expert advice regarding employer and vacancy expectations

  • To liaise closely with all relevant parties to ensure service levels are maintained

  • To accurately maintain relevant IT systems and produce accurate and timely management information

  • To adhere to quality processes and procedures

  • To meet own individual objectives & targets

  • Any other related duties as required by the business objectives


Person Specification

  • An adept communicator with the ability to persuade, influence and listen to other

  • Strong motivational, customer service and organisational skills

  • Competent in the use and purpose of technology

  • Excellent IT skills

  • Applicants must possess demonstrable lateral thinking skills

  • Enthusiastic and flexible team player with high expectations of self and others

  • Ability to multi-task, organise and manage workload

  • Good listener with an empathetic attitude

  • Strong communication skills verbal and written


  • Sales/Business Development

  • Recruitment

  • Persuading and influencing

  • Developing others

  • Time management

  • Coaching/Mentoring

  • Communication

  • ICT

Behaviours & Attitudes:

  • Approachable

  • Open-minded and impartial team player

  • Empathy and compassion

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Proactive

  • Target orientated and quality focused

Key Responsibilities:

  • To adhere to Network Personnel’s Code of Conduct and policies and procedures at all times

  • Employer engagement

  • To demonstrate and uphold Network Personnel’s values at all times

  • To demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding and to promote the welfare of all stakeholders

  • To maintain the responsibility of data protection, ensuring an awareness of all Company policies and procedures relating to data protection and to adhere to any instruction(s) given pertaining to this.

  • Consistently achieve set targets and K.P.I.s

Please note; our client, Network Personnel reserves the right to enhance the criteria to facilitate the shortlisting process.


All successful candidates will be subject to a Garda Vetting/Clearance check and offers of employment will be made on this basis.


Applications procedure:

Please submit a recent copy of your C.V. and answer the following questions, highlighting your suitability for this position. Incomplete applications shall not be accepted.

Please answer These Questions in Full:

  1. How you feel you meet the essential requirements for the role detailing relevant examples?

  2. How you would ensure that your time was spent effectively?

  3. Why you believe you could make a success of the various elements of this role?

  4. What development, training and support would you need to be effective in this role?


    Please keep/limit the answers to the above questions to 2 A4 pages only.

    Interested in this role? To express your interest in this role, please read the following instructions; Please forward your C.V. to us in “word format only” with an accompanying cover letter/email highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the essential criteria. You should also include the Job Reference Number AND the Job Title. (Noted above)

    Suitable candidates will be screened and contacted, your interest gauged and permission sought to send your C.V. to our hiring client for review. All applications are treated in strict confidence.

    Additional Information: Our clients reserve the right to enhance the short listing criteria where and when this is deemed necessary. Candidates who do not meet the essential criteria for this role may be contacted in the future to discuss other roles.
    Sending your CV to us is initially an expression of interest in a role not a direct application, suitable applicants will be contacted to discuss further prior to their CV being released to a client. Network Recruitment As an organisation Network Recruitment is continually committed to equality and valuing diversity within its organisation/workforce. We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, religion, age, disability, HIV positivity, or any other grounds. We are an equal opportunities employer and act on behalf of both our candidates and clients as a professional Recruitment Consultancy.



     Previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply.



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