Supported Internship Team Leader (Hackney Council)

Salary: £39,543 - £41,466 per annum (PO3)
Post: Fixed Term / Secondment Contract for 1 Year - Full Time
Location: Hackney, London

Hackney Council’s Award Winning Supported Employment Team, provide a tailored service supporting residents with disabilities and health conditions to access a diverse range of employment opportunities. As part of this strategy, the team has recently launched its Supported Internships, for young people (age 16-25) with SEND.  

The role of the Supported Internship Team Leader will be to develop and expand the internship offer for young people with SEND, whilst driving and monitoring performance on each internship programme. The post holder will be responsible for overseeing the range of internships, whilst introducing robust monitoring processes, to review performance; thus ensuring all internships are employment-focused and consistent with the Council’s strategic objectives. The postholder will manage a team of Job Coaches, across a number of sites, whilst leading on further development of the internship offer; including securing placements and partnership working.

You will need to have experience of managing and supervising staff, coupled with experience of securing competitive employment, for marginalised groups, within a target driven environment. Previous experience of working with people with mental health conditions, learning disabilities and autism is also required, along with an excellent working knowledge of IPS, TSI and other Supported Employment models. 

The post holder is also expected to maintain effective communication with stakeholders, to ensure referrals are processed timeously, whilst creatively leading a team of Job Coaches to achieve quality outcomes for young people with SEND.

At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please apply now!  

It is essential that you attach a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

Closing Date: Monday 22nd April 2019 (22:59 hrs)

Interview Date: 30th April 2019/ 1st May 2019


Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

Hackney is London's most diverse, dynamic borough. Reaching from the Square Mile to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in technology, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green spaces than any other inner London borough; some of the capital's finest schools; first class transport connections; excellent public services; and thriving arts, cultural and retail sectors. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth provides benefits for everyone and creates opportunities to transform the lives of residents.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best.  We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please visit our jobs website to apply.