Indus Delta Welfare to Work Newswire - 25 May 2012

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Movers & Shakers: Aaron Henricksen joins Maximus UK as Managing Director

Aaron Henrickson joins Maximus UK from EOSWorks and takes over from Bob Leach, who is retiring.

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Leading employers back CIPD Learning to Work campaign – to help young people break vicious circle of 'no experience, no job'

Leading employers, including Marks and Spencer, Deloitte, Nestlé, O2 and NHS Employers, have thrown their weight behind a new campaign launched on 21 May by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), designed to generate a step change in employers’ engagement with young people, in order to boost their employability and job prospects.

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Early roll out of Universal Credit to go live in Manchester and Cheshire

Universal Credit will go live in the Greater Manchester and Cheshire region in April 2013 – six months before the national roll-out, Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, announced on 24 May.

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Whistleblower accuses A4e of systemic misuse of public money

The former chief auditor of A4e, Eddie Hutchinson, has reported that unethical behaviour led to a culture of fraud at A4e, according to the Indedendent. When concerns were raised about A4e’s wrong-doing linked to major government contracts, little was done to address the widespread mismanagement of taxpayer’s money and inadequate risk management.

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We need a step change in how we support families, communities and places

There was wide agreement at the Families, Communities and Places conference held by Inclusion North West on 23 May that in order to support families with multiple problems a new approach is required, which considers the certain key questions.

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124,000 single parents moved onto JSA

From 21 May, 124,000 single parents with children aged five or six will move onto Jobseeker’s Allowance, having been given eight weeks notice. Previously lone parents were moved from Income Support to Jobseeker’s Allowance when their youngest child was aged seven.

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2020 Tax Commission proposals would cut £121bn in public spending

The Institute of Directors and the TaxPayers’ Alliance have proposed to cut £120 billion from public spending after the next election. They propose cutting taxes to 33% of national income in the 2020 Tax Commission.

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Commission launches 'Your First EURES job' pilot project to help young people find jobs

A pilot project to help young people find a job in another European Union country has been launched by the European Commission.

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Jobseekers to deliver unpaid patient care in hospitals

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust is planning to offer work experience to dozens of unpaid jobseekers to deliver care for patients in three hospitals. These hospitals will be City Hospital in Birmingham, Sandwell Hospital and Rowley Regis Hospital.

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Claimants addicted to drugs and alcohol refusing treatment may have benefits cut

People on drugs and alcohol may have their benefits cut if they refuse treatment from October 2013 when Universal Credit is introduced. This new conditionality will be part of the claimant commitment document that claimants will be required to sign to receive Universal Credit, obliging them to look for work in exchange for government support as they do so.

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Over £500k of government funding awarded to disabled people’s user-led organisations

Disabled People’s User-Led Organisations (DPULOs) have received £509,124 of extra Government money, the Minister for Disabled People, Maria Miller, has announced on 21 May.

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Wage incentive for young disabled people announced

A new wage incentive scheme to encourage employers to give young disabled people further work opportunities was announced 23 May by the Minister for Disabled People, Maria Miller.

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Unpaid internships: still an issue

With a fresh round of graduates finishing courses in the coming months, there is need to re-visit the issue of unpaid internships.

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Listings of the week

Navigate the Labour Market Statistical Maze!

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Staying informed about labour market dynamics should help you work more strategically and productively with employers, customers, supply chain partners and other stakeholders.

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CSWP Ltd vacancy- SNR PERFORMANCE MANAGER: PROJECTS

Funding for this position has been secured from now until 31.3.2013 in the first instance.

Job title :           Senior Performance Manager

Salary :             £37,000 - £39,000 pa

Hours :              37 per week – all year round

Location :          Initially Coventry moving to Nuneaton, with travel throughout the West Midlands

Line Manager:    Linda Gilleard, Head of Business Development & Delivery

Qualification :    Post Graduate Qualification, preferably NVQ5 in Management

Job purpose :    To ensure delivery of outcomes and outputs relating to contracts in the delivery of a service to customers

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Initially responsible for the following projects:

  • S2URF
  • Improving Outcomes
  • Combat
  • Flexible Support Fund
  • Capacity Building Pathfinders

To apply: Please download a job description and application form from CSWP's website, and outline your experience relating to the job description and why you would like to be considered for the position. 

This can be emailed or posted to: tarnya [dot] brink [at] cswp [dot] org [dot] uk

1st Floor, Tower Court, Courtaulds Way, Coventry, CV6 5Q

Closing date :     Friday 8 June 2012

Interview date:    Tuesday 19 June 2012 (to be confirmed)

Please visit CSWP's website to find out more about the company.

CSWP Ltd vacancy- PARTNERSHIP MANAGER x 2

Funding for this position has been secured from now until 31.3.2013 in the first instance.

Job title :           Partnership Manager

Salary :              £28,000 - £30,000 pa

Hours :               37 per week – all year round

Location :           Initially Tower Court, Coventry moving to either Leamington or Nuneaton, with daily travel throughout the West Midlands

Line Manager:     Debra Gill

Qualification :     Qualification in Careers Guidance (QCG), or Diploma in Careers Guidance parts 1 & 2 (Dip CG), or NVQ4 in Information, Advice and Guidance

Job purpose :      To work with sub-contractors to monitor, support and contribute to their achievement of quality standards and contract targets  To support managers and individuals to improve skills levels across CSWP Ltd and sub-contractors.

To apply :           Please download a job description and application form from CSWP's website, and outline your experience relating to the job description and why you would like to be considered for the position. 

This can be emailed or posted to: tarnya [dot] brink [at] cswp [dot] org [dot] uk

1st Floor, Tower Court, Courtaulds Way, Coventry, CV6 5QT

Closing date :     Friday 8 June 2012

Interview date:    Tuesday 19 June 2012 (to be confirmed)

Please visit CSWP's website to find out more about the company.