Forces Employment Charity – Employment Advisor (Afghan Support Programme)


Birmingham, West Midlands (Hybrid)
£28,000 per year (Pro rata)
Permanent, Part-time, 21 hours per week


Forces Employment Charity supports Afghan people, with a defence connection, that worked with the UK Armed Forces (and their working-age family members) to resettle and build new lives in the UK through employment, training, and education.

This is a Part time, 21 hours per week, Hybrid Home/Community role [Birmingham] – anywhere in UK must be close to good transport links/major cities. Some travel within UK with a salary of £28,000 Pro rata


  • Provide employment advice and guidance to support individuals from Afghanistan with a defence connection and their families into employment, training, and education.
  • Facilitate access to suitable training courses, enabling funding where necessary and the individual is eligible.
  • Work with FEC teams to leverage the knowledge of the employment market and training providers and broker opportunities.
  • Link with the partner military charities for this initiative: the Royal British Legion, providing welfare support; and Help for Heroes providing support with physical and mental health.
  • Link with DWP Armed Forces Champions to facilitate job search and access to benefits.
  • Accurately administer client caseload on CRM (Salesforce), in line with work instructions, funding agreement, and management information requirements.
  • Undertake ad hoc tasks as required by the Senior Afghan Employment Advisor and Employment Projects Manager.


Essential Competencies:

  • Experience working with people from diverse communities.
  • Demonstrable experience in supporting unemployed adults into employment.
  • Ability to provide advice and guidance in a supportive way, understanding that the journey to employment can be long and uneven.
  • Aptitude with CRM systems and recording interventions.
  • Strong understanding of the UK employment market and routes into work.

Desirable Competencies:

  • Existing knowledge/networks of organisations who support the Armed Forces
  • Community including Charities, training providers, and employers.
  • Experience of working with refugees and asylum seekers in the United Kingdom.
  • A good understanding of the employment market, including recruitment, welfare-to-work provision, work-based learning, and vocational training.

Security Clearance

Successful candidates will be required to Enhanced DBS Checks as they will be working with vulnerable adults.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter by Midnight Friday 31 March 2023

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