Salary: £24,982-£27,741

Hours per week: 37

Contract: Fixed term for 2 years

Location: Wansbeck Workspace

Deadline: Midnight on Friday 1st October


Number of posts: 2

The successful candidates will be based with the Employability Team of the Learning and Skills Service, working alongside employability and curriculum programme staff including Employment Coaches, Business Advisers, Tutors and with other Council services supporting residents to take up employment and training opportunities.

The primary function of the Employment and Skills Trainer will be to work with the Employment Coaches and/or Employers, promoting training and identifying the training needs of Learners and/or the needs of Employers. You will be responsible for creating and delivering training; assessing against relevant criteria on accredited qualification delivery; evaluating outcomes; providing follow-up support to learners; administration and continuous improvement of training.

You will use a variety of training skills and activities in line with contract needs to engage and empower learners focussing on their transferable skills to progress them to achieve sustainable employment. You will support a personal caseload of learners and contribute to the wider team performance objectives.

Courses delivered will be to unemployed residents and may include (but not be limited to) digital employability support, health and wellbeing sessions, mock interview preparation, CV creation etc. You will use a variety of training skills and activities to engage and empower learners linking your sessions to emerging employment opportunities across Northumberland that will progress learners to achieve sustainable employment.

It is imperative that you have a good understanding and knowledge of Northumberland, along with knowledge of vocational sectors, employment programme requirements and relevant legislation. You will provide regular feedback to curriculum and employment programme staff when required and will contribute to the services QIP and SAR.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role and expectations, please call Rachel Druce on 01670 623892 or email rachel.druce

We are offering:

  • A starting salary of £24,982 (Salary range is £24,982 - £27,741)
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
  • A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
  • Flexible working arrangements


Closing date for applications is midnight on 1st October 2021.

For a full job description, person specification and details on how to apply for this post, visit:  


Please note that this is a full time position but applications on a secondment or part time basis would be considered for the right applicant. For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council Website.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please also let the team know.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed.







Salary: £19,733 - £24,667 pro rata depending on experience

Hours: up to 30 hours a week.

Location: Office based with possible travel across Northumberland

Closing date: 9.00am Wednesday 30th September 2021


‘What makes my job worthwhile? Helping customers through difficult and stressful situations,  helping them to make sense of their energy bills, empowering them to take control, mediating to resolve problems and helping them towards solutions that will benefit their whole household.’ Is how one of our Energy Caseworkers describes their work.

Could you help someone to overcome the challenges of living in a fuel poor home?  Are you passionate about achieving the best outcomes for local people?  This is a great time to join our busy team and work in this challenging yet rewarding role!

Fuel Poverty affects over 18,000 households in Northumberland, resulting in multiple risks to health and wellbeing for those affected. Our specialist Energy Project reduces these numbers by supporting people to feel confident in managing their energy bills and helping them to stay warm and well at home.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with relevant experience of providing advice and information. You will have a passion for working with people, helping them through challenging situations with a willingness to train and learn on the job.

We will also accept applications from candidates who are as yet untrained in advice but who can show a basic understanding of and interest in the subject and who have the skills and ability to train quickly.

Citizens Advice Northumberland offers free and confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person. We give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.


Salary: £19,733 - £24,667 pro rata depending on experience

Hours: As part of our commitment to being a flexible employer, applications are welcomed from candidates who are able to offer up to 30 hours a week.

Location: You will have an office base but may need to travel across Northumberland dependent on need.


Closing date: 9am Wednesday 30th September 2021

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Salary: Dependent upon experience

Hours: 15 hours depending upon experience

Contract: Initially 6 months fixed contract

Location: The Round House Ashington / Across Northumberland / Remotely

Deadline: Monday 27th September 2021



We have a fun opportunity for a Health and Wellbeing Officer to join our Charitable Services team, initially for a 6 month fixed contract working across Northumberland.

The role will focus on the planning and delivering of engaging and effective sessions designed to improve participants physical and mental wellbeing and help to motivate and inspire older people to maintain and improve their health and fitness.

If you have a Diploma in health-related topic area or relevant extensive work experience please do apply, we'd love to hear from you.

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To apply, send your CV and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or if you'd like more information please call us on 01670 784 800.









Salary: Hourly rate of £9.50

Hours: 1 day per week or total of 500 hours over contract

Contract: Fixed-term until 31/12/2022

Location: Blyth

Deadline: 4th October 2021



People and Drugs Ltd (Silx Teen Bar Youth Project) is the largest youth delivery provider in Blyth, working with young people aged 11 to 25 in the Blyth area.

The organisation is looking to appoint the post of Peer Researcher.

You will be part of a national project with a local team of young people who will be:

  • Researching what causes youth violence by talking to other young people in the Blyth area.
  • Trying to understand more about what can stop violence affecting young people and their communities.
  • Researching and understanding youth violence and young people and looking at the cause.
  • Building a movement of young people, who want to have their say and change things.

Working hours: 1 day per week or a total of 500 hours over the contract. This is flexible and will vary according to project activities.


Hourly Rate: £9.50 per hour.

Location: Silx Teen Bar, 5 Church Street, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 1BG.

Closing date of Applications: 4th October 2021.


Further information about our charity can be found by downloading our latest annual report and leaflets from our website:

To apply: Please send your CV and an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or ring 01670 351356 for job specification and further information.








Salary: Dependent upon experience

Hours: Full-time 37.5 hours

Contract: Initially 1 year fixed contract

Location: The Round House, Ashington / Remote

Deadline: Monday 27th September 2021



Our Charitable Services team are looking for an Information and Advice Officer to join on a full-time basis.

The successful applicant will offer a person-centred approach to information and advice to enable older people to remain independent, be involved in their community and experience an active and fulfilling life.  They will need a good understanding of welfare rights, housing, social care and benefits would be beneficial.

The role will involve carrying out home visits, outreach appointments, dealing with telephone enquiries and appointments in house.

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For more information please call our HR team o 01670 784 800 or email a copy of your CV and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.







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