skip to main content
COVID-19 Update from Father Hudsons Care

Employment Support Worker 37 Hrs Per Week F/T 12 months (with potential to extend)

Ref: P1466

Department: Brushstrokes Community Project

Location: High Street, Smethwick, Birmingham

Salary: £21,672.00 to £22,302.00 per annum

Closing Date:  22 August 2021

Do you have a passion and commitment to working for a charitable organisation.

Brushstrokes is an award-winning project in partnership with Father Hudson’s Care, The Infant Jesus Sisters and the parish of St Philip Neri, Smethwick. The project is well established with a proven track record in supporting refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Sandwell and surrounding areas.

Part-funded by the National Lottery, the Employment Support Worker will develop employment support for new refugees and other migrants.  The role will assess and agree employment action plans and provide advice, training and support 1-1 and through groupwork to enable individuals to move into employment, education and training. A key part of the role will be to build networking links to create routes into employment and training.

With experience of developing and delivering employment support to the client group, the successful candidate will have knowledge of local/sub-regional employment support, training and apprenticeship programmes and the ability to undertake assessment and develop employment action plans with individuals. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and good all-round IT skills.  An enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service will also be requested for the successful applicant.

You will have the ability to work with people from differing social and cultural backgrounds, be flexible and committed to our ethos of welcoming the stranger.

We are looking for some flexibility to undertake evening and weekend work.

We encourage applications from those who have a lived experience of migration.

Father Hudson’s Care is a committed employer that proactively pursues our ambitions for equality, diversity and inclusion in all that we do, building on our core values.

As a reward for your dedication to our services we offer the following:-


  • Enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service funded by the Society.
  • Supported and bespoke full induction programme
  • Enhanced Society Sick Pay and Statutory Sick Pay upon qualifying period
  • Enhanced Annual Leave entitlements
  • Group Company Pension Scheme upon qualifying period
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme offering confidential support on personal and professional matters
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Employee suggestion scheme accessible via intranet
  • On line Payslips
  • Excellent free on line and face to face training to help develop and enhance your skills
  • Investing in our employees enhancing developmental opportunities
  • Long Service Awards

Interviews will be held on Thursday 26th August 2021



Back to vacancies