Project Officer - Volunteering & Work Experience Salary: £28,166 Location: Walsall Hours: 37 Hours per week Closing Date: Wednesday 03 April 2019 Are you a phenomenal Project Officer? Are you good with planning and people? Do you work with clarity, influence, persuasion, a great big heart, determination, an open-mind and oodles of professionalism (…go on, admit it)? Well, if the answer is a resounding yes, have we got a cracking opportunity for you! We are currently looking for an experienced Project Officer to coordinate the successful delivery of whg’s Social Inclusion projects, which provide our customers with Volunteering and Work Experience opportunities. These opportunities will help our customers to increase confidence and develop employment related skills, ultimately moving them nearer to work. As part of this role you will focus upon the successful delivery of whg’s Volunteering Programme (The VW Programme) along with coordinating and providing a diverse programme of practical Work Experience and Work Trial opportunities. With significant experience of undertaking similar project based roles, you will effectively Line Manage, and coach, a small team of Community Champions in order to successfully deliver a range of Social Inclusion projects, which focus upon volunteering and work experience opportunities for customers. If you have a proven track record of engaging social housing customers into education and training opportunities, and successfully progress them into sustainable positive destinations, then we want to hear from you. In return we offer a great benefits package including 27 days annual leave, a defined benefit pension scheme, health cash plan, and child care vouchers. whg is committed to safer recruitment and to the protection and safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults and will conduct appropriate background checks where necessary.