Employment Engagement Officer

Salary: £24,982 - £27,041 per annum (NJC Scale 6)
Post: 37 hours per week fixed term 2 years
Location: Telford

 

The Employment Advisory Support Team is part of Telford & Wrekin Council’s Job Box offer and provides a supported employment service for people with long term health conditions and significant barriers.  We support people with a range of diagnoses from Learning disability, Aspergers, Autism and Mental Ill Health some of whom may have a dual diagnosis.

We provide a 1-2-1 service for customers to support them to achieve their individual education and employment goals regardless of how long that journey may take, however we use a person centred approach.  We are member of the British Association of Supported Employment.

The role of the Employment Engagement Officer is a new one within the team.  The aim of the role is to develop and nurture relationships with local businesses and employers to promote the disability confident agenda, develop employment leads and support employers to recruit from the widest pool of talent.  The Employment Engagement Officer will work closely with the team to support them to market their customers to achieve paid employment outcomes.  You will also sign post vacancies to the wider skills delivery team where appropriate.  

This is an exciting opportunity that will suit someone who is outgoing and confident who can build strong professional relationships quickly and is highly motivated.  The person would need to have a strong understanding of businesses and their recruitment requirements,  but be passionate about employment for all.  The post holder will need to be able to present well.

You will need to be creative and engaging, whilst also being tenacious and well organised. The ability to bounce back from setbacks is also a critical trait that we are looking for.

 

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Closing date: 18 January 2021

For further information and an informal discussion about the role please contact Rachel Horth (East Team Leader) on 01952 382888

For further information on the role please click on the links below to view the job description and person specification.

Please note employees who are at risk will be considered first for this position.  Only if an appointment is not made will other candidates be considered.

We are committed to equality and diversity. Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check.

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