STEP Employment and Training Adviser (Post: SM656) - Refugee Council

STEP Employment and Training Adviser (Post: SM656)

Context and Purpose of the Job

The UK government has committed itself to a Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme whereby people fleeing persecution from Syria and other countries are selected and processed in the region of origin and brought to the UK with their status already determined. Under this scheme a specific quota of refugees will be coming to the UK for resettlement.

The resettlement team provides advice and support for resettled refugees to help them access services and mainstream provision, and establish community links. Working closely with local stakeholders and in partnership with other voluntary sector agencies running similar services across the UK, the Refugee Council resettlement team promotes both the integration and independence of this group.

The Employment and Training Adviser is responsible for working directly with a caseload of refugee clients who are on the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme, Afghan Relocation scheme , Home for Ukraine , Experience of forced migration refugees and Asylum seeking with the right to work. The Employment and Training Adviser will prepare refugees for competitive employment and achieve their chosen employment objective. The Employment and Training Adviser will work to a variety of performance targets based on the progression outcomes of clients such as successful completion of training courses, voluntary and work placements and paid employment. This post is part of the WJR STEP programme that operates in other UK cities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Providing new clients with an effective induction to the service.
  2. Delivering a range of ‘employability workshops’ These should include:
    • UK employment law
    • Interview skills
    • Confidence building
    • CV writing
    • Conduct in the workplace – what employers look for
    • Job search
  3. Carrying out a holistic and employment focussed assessment and individual placement and support plan with each client.
  4. Carrying out ongoing monitoring with individual clients, assessing progress against action/development plans.
  5. Weekly reporting on client’s activity against action plans to World Jewish Relief.
  6. Conducting regular one to one meetings with clients in order to provide practical support with further learning and employment and support individuals to identify their own skills, and to inspire and motivate individuals to take a positive mental attitude to training/education and joining the workplace.

For more information on the role, please view the JD here.

To apply, please complete the application form found here and email it to

  • Closing:
    April 5, 2024
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    Grade 5: £30,296 - £33,945
  • Contract type:
    Fixed Term, Full Time (35 hrs)