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Specialist Employment Adviser

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Hybrid – home and community outreach locations throughout Sandwell.
Band F, SCP 26-31 (£34,834 - £39,186 per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Local Councils
Job Type
Education - non-schools based
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern

Job Details

This post is fixed term until 31 May 2026 due to projects

This post will support the implementation and delivery of the Local Supported Employment Initiative, which is a DWP grant funded scheme to support Sandwell residents with a learning disability and/or autism into employment.

Applicants should have a genuine interest in supporting people with a learning disability and/or autism into paid employment and believe that everyone can work with the right support.

You will provide professional and intensive support to jobseekers so they can secure sustainable paid employment by following the 5 principles of the Supported Employment model.  This will include engaging with jobseekers, their families, and circles of support, carrying out vocational profiling, agreeing action plans, engaging with employers to create paid employment opportunities, work tasters, work trials and work experience.

You will use job analysis to match individuals to roles and provide in-work support including job coaching.  The job coaching element of this role will require you to be creative and ‘think outside the box’, you will be practically orientated and able to adapt quickly to different working environments and duties. 

As a job coach you may be travel training, working inside or outside, using equipment, or required to have high levels of manual dexterity.  You will need to be able to understand policies, procedures, and processes in different work environments, and to translate these to the jobseekers you are supporting using task analysis.

We would like to hear from applicants who have:

  • Level 3 in IAG or equivalent. Level 2 in English and Maths. Experience of supporting people with disabilities into employment. Experience of working to and achieving employment targets. Knowledge of the barriers people with disabilities and/or mental health needs experience in the workplace.

For an informal discussion, please contact Kate Loftus on 07779 432562 or

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to:

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit

Click here to find out more about our One Team Framework: Values and Behaviours

To apply please download the application and return to:



Who are we?

Sandwell is situated at the very heart of the West Midlands, just a stone’s throw from Birmingham. A large, diverse, metropolitan borough, Sandwell offers exciting opportunities for all in a friendly, supportive environment.

Why work for us?

  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits scheme, which includes:
  • An exclusive retail discounts portal
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bikes, technology and car parking
  • An employee assistance and counselling service
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • A wide variety of learning and development opportunities
  • Flexi-time working
  • A variety of leave schemes including carers, compassionate, maternity and paternity
  • Volunteering scheme

Your career at Sandwell Council

We offer something for everyone, with an incredibly wide range of career opportunities, at any stage of your career, from apprentices to senior managers.

Whether your focus is a support service, such as Finance, Human Resources, Legal or ICT, or a frontline service, such as Social Care, Planning & Regeneration, Housing or Leisure, it’s worth looking at what Sandwell has to offer.

Our plans for the future

Our Vision 2030 shows just how committed we are to creating the best future possible for our communities and for the people who live and work in Sandwell. 

We’re a progressive organisation, and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far, but we know there’s much more to do to make our vision. For more information on our plans for the future see our dedicated vision 2030 page;

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit;

For information on our Values and Behaviours, please visit:

To view a copy of the Local Government Career Guide, please visit;

Company info
0121 569 3300
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
West Midlands
B69 3BS

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