Category: Employment

Operational Lead (Student Support Service)

Pocklington Hub, London £30,000 to £40,000 per annum (depending on experience) We are looking for a highly motivated and innovative individual to develop and lead the implementation of all operational activity within the Student Support Service across the UK, providing support to young people aged 16+ who are wishing to attend or already attending University. You will develop and implement a range of support services for young people aged 16+ who wish to access higher education opportunities.  To include: Creation of a helpline where young people or their families can access information, advice and guidance Development of a website and social media platforms Deliver workshops and conferences for students to attend to gather information and share experiences. Closing date: Sunday 15th March 2020 at midnight ‘How to Apply’ If you would like to apply for this role, please follow these steps: Read the Job Description and Application Guidance Notes Complete the application form and Selection Criteria form Complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form Email the completed forms to: (please ensure you include the job title in the subject...

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Preparing for interviews

  As the phrase goes, ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’. The below resources will make sure you aren’t kicking yourself at the end of the interview due to lack of preparation.   Preparing for interview questions It is important that you plan how you structure your answers. The employment team have sat on countless interview panels and seen lots of candidates who have not structured their answers and this always leads to a poor interview. The STAR interview method in the link below is tried and tested and shown to work. STAR Interview response technique   Tell me about yourself A common question to start any interview. Most people dislike this question and don’t plan for it. This video gives you some ideas to give a good response.   Overcoming interview nerves Nerves are normal but can get the better of you. The link below explains some good habits to get into for any future interviews. Preparation tasks Below are two tasks key to nailing your interview prep. Prepare your examples: using the star method go through the person specification and think of examples to demonstrate each competency that they are looking for. Write down your answers and get confident with them. Interview yourself: write some practice interview questions and record yourself answering them. Play them back and think about what was good about them and what you...

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At TPT we are creating a place where blind and partially sighted people wanting to start, restart or progress their careers can receive professional, relevant services and have access to employers and mentors with shared lived experience.   The employment team is run by blind and partially sighted professionals who have held many different roles in various sectors and have supported countless blind and partially sighted professionals to achieve their employment goals. We believe no one achieves anything alone, which is why we provide support and guidance – however you want or need it – to change your employment...

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RNIB training rolled out to jobcentre staff

Jobcentre Plus (JCP) staff will now be able to access new training through an online portal, which offers information and advice to better support people with sight loss to find a job that’s right for them.   The Department for Work and Pensions has worked with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to establish the scheme. In addition, some jobcentres will also be kitted out with virtual reality headsets designed by RNIB, that when used with an RNIB app mean JCP staff can experience what it feels like to have sight loss. Minister for Disabled People Justin Tomlinson said: “Sight loss affects...

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