Harlow, Essex
£30,070 - £32,171 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Employ-Ability, a rapidly growing Essex-based charity, with a turnover that is anticipated to approach £1 million in 2020, is seeking to recruit an experienced person to help develop its service that supports people with severe and enduring mental ill health to find and keep employment.

The Charity works with Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust (EPUT) to deliver an Essex wide Individual Placement and Support (IPS) service and from April 2019 with Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) to deliver a West Suffolk, Ipswich and East Suffolk Service. Employ-Ability also delivers HeadsUp which helps those with common or primary level depression, anxiety or mild mood disorders to return to work, training and education across West and South Essex, Southend and Thurrock.

The post holder will be a member of Employ-Ability’s leadership team and is critical to its continued expansion and development. Employ-Ability anticipates that this year long opportunity will evolve into a longer-term commitment and very much a statement of its intent to build the foundations for further growth.

The successful candidate will have a range of skills and attributes that will expedite this ambition.     

The role is focused on delivering the organisational support to help a shared long term ambition to double access to IPS services and there are challenging targets that the organisation needs to deliver to reach that goal.   `

This is an important appointment for Employ-Ability the successful candidate will be responsible, with the Service Manager specifically for Employ-Ability’s money and people, and;

  • Its corporate systems, policies and procedures, and compliance i.e. Health and Safety  
  • Its information technology interfaces, internally and externally with the NHS, and GDPR 
  • Its performance , reporting and change management mechanisms  

In time it is anticipated the post holder will to take responsibility for its Head Office team and provide matrix management for development projects. The successful applicant will support the expansion, development and management of a high-quality service that meets recognised standards and delivers positive outcomes for service users and make significant overall contribution to Employ-Ability’s management capacity.

You will be required to manage a wide range of activity working directly with all relevant stakeholders, funder finance and reporting leads, suppliers and providers of services, including tech solutions to Employ-Ability, NHS systems managers, and partner agencies. 

The role, in which you will work closely with two operational managers (Lead Employment Specialists, calls for empathy, determination and resilience, and a solution focused results-orientated approach. The ideal candidate will be familiar with developing and managing a range of first-class support systems that prioritise enabling teams to focus their efforts on frontline support.    

Most importantly, you need to be a personable top class all-rounder and a motivated self-starter with really great technical and communication skills. High quality staff are the key to our success, and you will need to be passionate about supporting people, developing an organisation and delivering a premium service.

Please note: Closing date for applications: 5pm Monday 9th December 2019

Interview date:

Friday 13th December 2019  

Interviews will be held at;

Employ-Ability, Latton Bush Centre, Southern Way, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7BL  

Details on the interview process and directions will be forwarded to short listed applicants

Posted on: 19 November 2019
Closed date: 09 December 2019
Job ref: BOL
Tags: Finance, Human Resources

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