Employment Project Navigator

Buzz Lockleaze
Contract Type: 
Part Time
Contract Details: 
9 month fixed term contract
Details of Role: 

Employment Project Navigator

Job Description and Person Specification

June 2019

Purpose of the job

The Employment Project Navigator will be responsible for providing information, advice and guidance and supporting clients within the Buzz Employment project.

The role will be to work with people in North Bristol, to provide a standard level of employment support that recognises individual needs and barriers and provides support at the level needed by each client both on the journey towards work and to support them to progress within work once employed.

This post reports to: Buzz Board

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Effectively promote the Buzz Employment Service to the local community and key stakeholders and referral agencies such as Jobcentre Plus, colleges, training providers, community groups etc.
  • Liaise with and develop effective working relationships with appropriate key stakeholders including Jobcentre Plus, employers, colleges and other employment and training providers
  • Consult with local communities to identify needs and opportunities in relation to developing employability skills and confidence
  • Ensure project targets are met
  • Develop and ensure delivery of a range of employability support to respond to known need
  • Seek to identify barriers to people engaging with volunteering and paid work, and find ways to support individuals to overcome these

Direct work with clients

  • Undertake 1:1 initial ‘assessment’ sessions with individuals looking to develop their skills and confidence in order to move closer to and in to paid work
  • Develop individual action plans, providing information, signposting or ongoing support as appropriate
  • Identify where advice is required relating to benefits or financial changes to do with moving in to paid work, and signpost to NBAC advice workers
  • Ensure accurate records relating to work with clients are maintained
  • Co-ordinate weekly drop-in employability sessions
  • Work at all times in a way that seeks to take an asset based approach to working with individuals, seeking to identify and build on existing skills, abilities and potential




  • Work as part of the Employability Project team and the wider Buzz Lockleaze team
  • Actively work to promote the Buzz Lockleaze Equality and Diversity Policy
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary for the position


Work within agreed policies of Buzz Lockleaze e.g. equal opportunities as well as comply with Data Protection Act requirements.


Employer: Buzz Lockleaze. Company number 8840405

Location: Buzz Lockleaze, 6 Gainsborough Square, Lockleaze, Bristol, BS7 9XA

Hours: 21 per week. Must be willing to work infrequent evenings and weekends.

Contract term: 9 months fixed term until the end of March

Salary: £10.27 per hour or £19,759 pro rata.

Closing date: 14th July 2019




Closing Date: 
Sunday, 14 July, 2019 - 23:45
How to Apply: 

Apply using the Buzz Lockleaze Application form and send to admin@buzzlockleaze.co.uk

Contact Person: 
Carrie Browne
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
0117 2690006
Postal Address: 
6a Gainsborough Square Lockleaze Bristol BS7 9XA