Employment Engagement Officer

Location
Wellington Civic & Leisure Centre
Salary
£24,982 - £27,041
Posted
22 Oct 2021
Closes
11 Nov 2021
Job Ref
TWC000005075
Job Type
Community
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Flexible hours
Hours
Full-Time

Employment Engagement Officer
Fixed term until 31st March 2023
Salary from £24.982 - £27.041
Full time 37 hours per week

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, Asperger’s, 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, we use a person centred approach. We are member of the British Association of Supported Employment.

The role of the Employment Engagement Office 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 promote 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. You may be required to work outside of normal working hours in order to engage with employers. The role involves a good understanding of issues relating to people from a diverse background and the impact that having a health condition and disability may have on their lifestyle and employment opportunities.

The post will include funding from the European Social Fund and the post holder will be required to work with other colleagues also funded by ESF on the Life Ready Work Ready project that draws down this funding. Life Ready Work Ready delivers joined up working bringing employers and education together to support young people in being ready for the world of work.

For Further information and an informal discussion about the role please contact Rachel Horth East Team Leader 01952 382888

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