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We're working with the Wise Group to create employment opportunities in Sunderland after its Building Better Opportunities project was awarded a combined £7.2million by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund.

The project will support people facing barriers to work in Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead and North and South Tyneside, targeting 2,000 people in neighbourhoods across the region. The main purpose of the project will be to assist people in accessing employment and work experience opportunities, support them to achieve qualifications and improve their wellbeing and their chances to succeed in life.

The programme will be available to all residents in Tyne and Wear who are of working age, unemployed or economically inactive and have multiple challenges to getting into work.

The target groups will include unemployed people, people with disabilities, black and minority ethnic (BME) individuals, ex-offenders and lone parents.

The Wise Group will deliver the project with a diverse partnership of more than 40 locally-based organisations, including experts in employability, digital inclusion, financial inclusion and community enterprise.

The programme will be delivered with partners who will provide one-to-one support for participants with the focus being on a range of activities including, life skills, confidence building and skills development.

We are pleased to confirm Gentoo is one of the 40 organisations that have received funding and we will be creating employment opportunities for people to join our Sunderland based team.

The new ‘Job Coach’ roles will provide high-quality support, guidance and mentor participants of the project. The successful candidates will work in a collaborative way with individuals to drive transformational change by utilising expertise, skills and a wide range of strategies to positively challenge and overcome barriers to achieve progression in the person’s personal journey.  

If you are interested in applying for the roles please visit the Gentoo People website. 

Or, alternatively, you can contact a member of the Gentoo recruitment team on 0191 525 5432.

The closing date for these vacancies is 5pm on Friday 2 December 2016.