The partners of Job Broker project have completed the definition and implementation of the new professional profile of Job Broker at European level during the meeting held in Berlin on January 19th and 20th.
The profile, which has been developed among DOCUMENTA and the other 7 partner organizations of the project, has been built from the information collected during the in depth research activities carried out under IO1, and it defines the common competency standards, for the successful Job Broker, including an identified skills set (both practical and soft skills), through which the competencies of the successful Job Broker’s role/job are clearly defined.
In concrete, the Occupational Profile includes:
1) a mutually agreed Person Specification/Job Role Description which defines the purpose and function of the Job Broker, with a standards framework that is current and relevant to the European context;
2) a description of the Occupational Standards that capture the competencies required to effectively carry out the Brokerage function based upon known good practice as identified through the Individual Country Reports and Synthesis Report and
3) outlines the skills, knowledge, aptitudes and experience required to be competent as an effective and competent Job Broker through six key “Areas of Activity” which are:
- Effective Communication
- Account Management
- Coaching and Mentoring
- Partnership Working
The Occupational Profile is also aligned to National Qualification Frameworks of countries involved (Austria, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, United Kingdom and Spain) and the European Qualification Framework.
Once the profile has been defined and validated, the partners are working in the development of training contents and its testing through working groups in the different countries until next transnational meeting which will be organized in July in Larissa (Greece).