Employment and Engagement Officer

  • 21 hours/week
  • £15,604 actual salary (FTE 26,007.80)
  • Hybrid working in Essex

Are you passionate about equality for disabled people, contributing to equality and social justice?

Do you have experience of outreach and engagement as well as providing advice and support?

Then join our award-winning Support 4 Employment service that supports people with sight loss in Essex to gain or retain employment, pursue self-employment and volunteering opportunities, and build the confidence, skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the labour market. It works with employers to raise awareness of the benefits of inclusivity and break down the barriers people with sight loss face.

We are looking for a part-time Employment and Engagement Officer to join our service manager in promoting the charity and growing Support 4 Employment’s reach and impact across the county.

This is a two-fold role to

  1. lead on promotion of both Support 4 Sight and its Support 4 Employment service through outreach and engagement with people with sight loss, employers, businesses, community organisations and support services
  2. take on a caseload of clients to support service delivery.

You’ll need to be an excellent communicator with the ability to build relationships, engage with different people and groups, provide 1:1 support and advice, know your way around the benefits system and UK labour market.

If this could be you and you are eager to work with an award-winning, regional sight loss charity with a small, enthusiastic and supportive team, then please take a look at the role profile and send us your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification.

We are a Disability Confident Committed employer and actively seek applicants with lived experience of sight loss and/or disability as they are currently underrepresented within the team.

Contact us to discuss your access needs and to find out more about the adjustments we can make for you at interview and on the job.

If you are disabled and meet the essential criteria listed in the job description for this position, we will guarantee you an interview.

You do not have to meet ALL of the criteria to be considered for this role. We are open to transferable skills and experience.

Application deadline:    Wednesday 13th March 2024, 5pm

Initial Interviews:           Thursday 21st March online

Second stage:              Face to face at our office in Chelmsford (26th March)