Opportunity Sheffield now commissioning Lead Keyworkers for ESF Pathways 2020-21

Opportunity Sheffield, the employment and skills service provided by Sheffield City Council, is now commissioning new contracts for employment and skills support in 2020-21.

The service is seeking a series of Lead Keyworkers to deliver employability support on its European Social Fund-supported ESF Pathways P2S contact.

Keyworkers will offer advice, guidance and support to a number of out-of-work individuals recruited to the programme and offer them relevant and achievable employability options.

Full details of the competition, including the role specification put out to tender, can be accessed via the YORtender procurement portal.

Organisations wishing to bid for contracts are required to join the Opportunity Sheffield: Pathways to Progression / Pathways to Success Pseudo-Framework

About Pathways to Success (P2S)

Pathways to Success (P2S) is a £7 million (£4.2 million ESF £2.8 million Match) needs-led programme for unemployed and economically inactive adults with multiple, significant and often complex barriers to employment, particularly those with long-term physical or mental health problems, disabilities or behavioural issues. 

Covering the local authority areas of Barnsley, Rotherham & Sheffield the programme will support 2,850 individuals over a 3 year period, including 1,552 Sheffield residents through ESF Priority 1.4.

  • Priority 1.4 (adults aged 18+), – Active inclusion, including with a view to promoting equal opportunities and active participation, and improving employability[i].

The programme aims to address barriers to work and mitigation of the deterioration in skills and employability that takes place during extended periods of worklessness.

Programme Outcomes include:

  • Support for re-engagement with the labour market,
  • progression into sustained paid employment, education or training and
  • Tailored in work support