Hello, my name is Mustafa and I started working at NWC in November 2016, as an Employment Advisor – some might say navigator! When I first saw the job advert for this post, I knew this job was for me. I really believe in first, addressing the issues and needs of women, motivating and building their confidence to empower them rather than harassing and pressurising them into work, whilst they suffer from underlying problems and vulnerability.
This post is part of the Building Better Opportunities Project – Opportunity and Change. My role involves supporting unemployed women (who also have other multiple and complex needs), by working on an individual action plan tailored to their needs. Examples of support would include, motivation and confidence building, listening and understanding, referring to suitable agencies, find courses /training that would benefit them, labour market information, CV, cover letter and job applications – Interview skills and preparation, skills identification, financial support with travel / interview clothes – volunteering placements and any other support that they may require.
I would like to also take this opportunity to thank everybody for making me feel so welcome!