Jobs @ SEK

Please see below current job vacancies in SEK.

If you wish to apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, together with a completed Equality and Diversity form,  (that can be downloaded from the button on the right). Details of where to submit your application are given within the vacancy listing. 

SEK is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE!

Our Current Vacancies

Role:  Finance & Compliance Assistant (Let’s Get Working)

Location: Based in Folkestone (with regular travel to Margate)

Salary: £20,000 pro rata (30 hours per week, at £16,000)

Fixed term contract to December 2019

Social Enterprise Kent are the East Kent partner for the Let’s Get Working project. Let’s Get Working is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

Let’s Get Working is an innovative project which supports community members who have long term physical health conditions, or disabilities. With referral support from GPs and other medical practitioners, our Community Connectors with provide intensive, bespoke support to each participant on the programme, and will develop a plan that meets their individual needs and aids their progression into a sustainable outcome (e.g. further training, education, volunteering, employment).

We are looking for a Finance and Compliance Assistant to join the team to support our client-facing team members. You will have experience of managing floats, checking on finance procedures and supporting audit processes. We are looking for someone who is good with detail and has financial acumen.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a CV and detailed covering letter, together with your completed Equality and Diversity form (downloadable from the top of this page), to Claudia Sykes either by email: c.sykes@sekgroup.org.uk  – or by post to:  Claudia Sykes, SEK – Let’s Get Working, 2nd Floor, Mill Lane House, Mill Lane, Margate, CT9 1LB.

Speculative CVs which do not have a cover letter will not be assessed.

Closing date: Friday 20th July 2018, 5pm.

No agencies Please.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 31st July 2018. Please indicate in your covering letter whether you are able to attend an interview on this date.

Role:  Operations Supervisor (Lots More to Offer)

Location: Based in Margate

Salary: £23,000 per annum

Working hours: This position is a full-time role, 37.5 hours per week.

Employment Contract: This is a fixed term appointment covering the lifetime of the Lots More To Offer project, which will finish 31st December 2019.

Social Enterprise Kent has established itself over the last 4 years as one of the main social enterprise bodies in Kent, giving advice to many charities and budding enterprises, and running training and employment services.  We are a passionate believer in the power of social enterprise to effect positive change in our communities and the importance of partnership working in all sectors.

Social Enterprise Kent is the lead partner for the Lots More To Offer project. The project commenced at the beginning of January 2017, will run for over 3 years and is part of the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme. BBO is funded by the Big Lottery and European Social Fund.

We are working in partnership with Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA), and Swale Community and Voluntary Services (SCVS). Together with our partners, the Lots More To Offer project provides intensive, ongoing support to 150 older people within Kent, Medway and East Sussex, helping to reduce unemployment levels and stimulate the local economy with social enterprises and micro businesses.

The Operational Supervisor will oversee the day-to-day running of the project, working with our partners, to ensure that the project successfully delivers on its targets and outcomes, that the project is fully compliant with ESF/ National Lottery requirements, and that older people are empowered through their interaction with the project.

Purpose:

  • Responsible for the day to day running of the Lots More To Offer project.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with all SEK specific staff to ensure that systems and processes that support LMTO delivery are fully compliant with our funders requirements. Devise, develop and embed new processes as necessary.
  • Work with LMTO partners, and partner staff, responsible for producing monthly/ quarterly financial returns. Provide detailed feedback where there are errors/ omissions and support partners to understand all processes.
  • Conduct monthly audits of all LMTO Participant Folders, ensuring that all Participants are eligible, that all evidence provided by ESAs is appropriate, and that engagement dates with Participants are effectively outlined. Provide detailed feedback identifying any areas of improvement, and ensure that partners respond to all outstanding issues.
  • Work with the SEK Employability Project Manager to collate monthly and quarterly reports detailing project spend and target outputs.
  • Manage the SEK Employment Support Advisor. Ensure they have support and coaching to perform their role effectively and comply with all company policies and procedures. Carry out formal supervisions and appraisals, and support with their training needs.
  • Oversee Employer Support Advisor Forum meetings. Ensure that these monthly forums focus on caseload reviews of Participants and that the strengths and weaknesses of service provision are fully reviewed.
  • Ensure that you comply with Equal Opportunities Legislation at all times and that you actively promote positive E&D activities and messages throughout the project.
  • Ensure that you comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, especially as regards any personal information relating to older people, or commercial information relating to partner organisations.

Other Circumstances

Travel around Kent, Medway and East Sussex will be required for this position. You must have a full driving licence and access to your own vehicle.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and detailed covering letter to Claudia Sykes at c.sykes@sekgroup.org.uk

Please also complete and submit an Equalities and Diversity Form which can be downloaded from the top of this page.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Sunday, 29th July.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants are likely to be held on Tuesday 7th August.

Role: Project Manager Employability

Location: Margate or Folkestone, with regular travel.

Salary: £35,000 per annum

Working hours: This position is a full-time role, 37.5 hours per week.

Employment Contract: This is a fixed term appointment covering the lifetime of the Lots More To Offer project, which will finish 31st December 2019.

Social Enterprise Kent has established itself over the recent past as one of the main social enterprise bodies in Kent, giving advice to many charities and budding enterprises, and running training and employment services. We are a passionate believer in the power of social enterprise to effect positive change in our communities, and the importance of partnership working in all sectors.

Social Enterprise Kent is currently delivering on 2 specific employability projects. We are the lead partner on Lots More to Offer, a project to help mature workers over the age of 45, back into employment or education.

We are also a subcontractor on Let’s Get Working, a project led by Sussex Community development Association (SCDA).  SCDA has secured funding to provide intensive and ongoing practical employment support for disadvantaged people with health conditions or disabilities to move into sustainable volunteering, education, training or employment. The project will follow the principles of social prescribing to enable SCDA and its subcontractors to engage with those who will benefit from it the most. Effective relationships with the medical and health sectors are central to the success of the project.

Both of these projects are funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme.

The Project Manager for Employability will work on a 50:50 basis on both of these projects, leading the day-to-day running of the BBO employability team, working with a wide range of partners and stakeholders, to ensure that the department successfully delivers on its ambitions.
Both of these projects are funded until 31st December 2019. This post is therefore funded until that date, and whilst we are hopeful of winning and delivering future employability projects, we cannot offer any guarantee of work being available after this date.

We welcome applications from people of all ages and backgrounds, and those who have personal experience of some of the issues we are trying to address in Social Enterprise Kent would be especially welcomed to apply.

Responsible to: CEO
Location: The role can be based in Margate or Folkestone (with regular travel each week to other office)

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the delivery of the BBO Lots More to Offer project, managing both SEK staff working on this project and the 2 subcontractors delivering on this project on our behalf. Ensure that the project delivers on its targets, and meets the compliance requirements set out by the project funders
  • Lead the delivery of the BBO Let’s Get Working project, managing the 5 SEK staff working on the project. Ensure that the project delivers on its targets, and meets the compliance requirements set out by the lead partner, Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA). Ensure that the project follows the social prescribing model set out by SCDA. This will require active engagement with health professionals to secure referrals to the project.
  • Lead on the core monitoring and reporting processes for both BBO projects, to enable timely and accurate reporting of progress to all key stakeholders. Where issues arise, ensure that these are dealt with or escalated to the CEO on a timely basis to put the project back on track.
  • Work with project delivery partners and other key stakeholders, including people looking for sustained employment themselves, to deliver the activities set out in the project plans. Report on overall progress to the SEK Board on a quarterly basis.
  • Ensure that the project workstreams have regular feedback from beneficiaries, and that adjustments are made where necessary based on this feedback
  • Manage relationships with wider stakeholders on the project, including Project Partners, ESF, Big Lottery, Public Health, CCGs, statutory bodies and the wider VCSE and business sectors in the SELEP area.
  • Develop networks of active supporters, to include local volunteers, advocates in the local media and sponsors within key statutory bodies. Develop wider national networks with other successful partnerships and other groups.
  • Working with the CEO, manage the legal partnership agreements and role specifications required for all project partners on LMTO.
  • Maintain regular contact with the Big Lottery Funding Officer and any other parties (eg press office) and provide information required by them on a timely basis.
  • Oversee the submission and processing of project payments to the SEK finance team, ensuring that any partner queries are dealt with swiftly.
  • Comply with Equal Opportunities legislation at all times, and actively promote positive E&D activities and messages throughout the project.
  • Comply with the Data Protection Act 1998/General Data Protection Regulation 2018, especially as regards any personal information relating to participants on the project and any partner information
  • Other reasonable activities as requested.

Please note: Travel around Kent and East Sussex will be required for this position.

To apply for this position, please send your CV to Claudia Sykes at c.sykes@sekgroup.org.uk

Please also complete and submit an Equalities and Diversity Form which can be downloaded from the top of this web page. 

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Sunday, 29th July.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants are likely to be held on Tuesday 7th August.