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POST: Community Employment Specialist (St Helens or Birkenhead) 

SALARY: £21,176 - £27,534 p.a.    HOURS: 37.5 per week    

CONTRACT: Fixed term until 31/08/11 funded by Journey to Employment 

CLOSING DATE: 27st April 2017 - INTERVIEW DATE: 03rd May 2017  

REF NO: J2E2017 

Merseyside Expanding Horizons is a Third Sector support organisations which delivers and manages social inclusion projects in partnership with organisations across Merseyside and Europe

Journey to Employment is an innovative project which supports people with disabilities with job search and accessing employment opportunities through peer led Job Clubs and one to one support.

An exciting vacancy has arisen for 2 Community Employment Specialists (1 in St Helens and 1 in Birkenhead) to work with unemployed people with disabilities, local employers and also members of the community who volunteer as mentors.

The Community Employment Specialist will be responsible for coordinating activity on the programme in their respective area, including Job Clubs, Employment Hub sessions, Employer Engagement, and in work support.

The role demands that successful applicants will have experience in supporting people into employment, delivering training and working with employers. Personal experience of disability or an in depth knowledge of disability is desirable too. The post holder will be working in one of the 2 areas, and will need to be self-motivated and able to meet targets.

MEH is committed to employing a workforce which reflects the diversity of our local community. Individuals with disabilities and those from minority ethnic communities are particularly encouraged to apply.

To apply and/or for more information and/or an informal discussion about the post please contact Joe Hemington Assistant Chief Executive, Merseyside Expanding Horizons.

Email: joehemington@expandinghorizons.co.uk

Tel. 0151 330 0552


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Transnational Cooperation Activity "Recognition and Validation in Adult Education"

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Transnational Cooperation Activities (TCA) encompasses a range of events, seminars and workshops, which enable Erasmus+ National Agencies (NAs) to collaborate and share best practice across Europe. The overall aim of the activities is to improve the quality and impact of the Erasmus+ programme at a systemic level. When planning a TCA, National Agencies refer to the objectives set out in strategic documents such as Europe 2020 and the EU Youth Strategy.

(more info here: https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/transnational-cooperation-activities)

Merseyside Expanding Horizons has attended a Transnational Cooperation Activity "Recognition and Validation in Adult Education" in Toledo, Spain (6-9/11/2016).

This activity has been organised by the Servicio Español para la Internacionalización de la Educación (SEPIE) and supported by the UK Erasmus+ National Agency.

We have been trained in Erasmus+ programme, Epale platforms and Europass certificates. We have also been trained in Adult education and Validation, we have received professional advice on how to work in partnership to develop a project idea for a strong Erasmus+ application. We have met more than 40 participants from across Europe and shared inspiring experience and ideas. Merseyside Expanding Horizons is already working closely with partners met during the training activity in Toledo.

Thanks to the SEPIE and the UK Erasmus+ National Agency  for this great opportunity!

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Joseph Lappin Centre Manager

Merseyside Expanding Horizons is inviting applications for the post of:

Joseph Lappin Centre Manager


Funded in partnership between Liverpool City Council CRU Programme and DeafActive

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to provide day-to-day Operational Management and Development of the Joseph Lappin Centre. This person will have experience of project management and development and be committed to work within and for the community to identify community needs, project development, and fundraising applications and maintain an up to date knowledge of funding available within this sector.

This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative and creative person who is able to create a shared vision with a variety of stakeholders and community members

Salary for the post will start at £23,000 pa


Post initially funded until end of March 2017

For a job pack please email joehemington@expandinghorizons.co.uk or phone 0151 330 0552.

Deadline for applications: Friday 5th August 2016



Merseyside Expanding Horizons is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.




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Internship in NGO - Project Management

WITH THE SUPPORT AND SUPERVISION OF THEIR TUTOR, STUDENTS WILL BE IN CHARGE OF : -Planning, implementing and successfully achieving Project goals and policies for MEH - Conducting field research regarding design and implementation practices in the UK - Contacting members of the local community about upcoming events and services by telephone, email and post - Evaluating the local partner meetings - Coordinating of local events such as the monthly Community Makers Market -Representing the organisation at networking events -Advocacy: Planning and implementing activities in order to raise awareness of social issues THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL - Be professional, enthusiastic and enjoy working with a team - Be organised and detail oriented with great people skills - Have experience working with social media platforms and tools such as google docs, doodle, etc. - Have an Intermediate High Level in English - Have good IT skills - Have volunteering experience in the Third Sector STUDENTS WILL GAIN: - Key skills in Project Management: how to plan, coordinate, execute, finalise and evaluate projects. - Fund raising skills - Partnership building skills - To be a member of a team - To learn a diverse range of abilities from consultation to management and communication. - Improving development and implementation strategies in accordance with overall goals and objectives of the organisation and with the different European programmes - Reporting skills - Linguistic skills HOW WE SUPPORT STUDENTS: The unpaid internship will be supported through provision of the following items: - Transport : one bike (plus helmet and lock) and a monthly bus pass - Meals : Lunches and all meals and hotel during transnational project meeting Commitment : Minimum commitment: 3 months, 6 months+ preferred If you’re interested in an internship at MEH, please send your CV and covering letter to annabellan@expandinghorizons.co.uk MEH strives to be an equal opportunities employer. MEH is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all job applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.
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