Ilkley, West Yorkshire

£25,000 per year

Permanent, Full-time

About the organisation

Outside the Box (OTB) is run by registered charity Ilkley Community Enterprise Ltd and based in West Yorkshire. 

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Job Description

SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT MANAGER- OUTSIDE THE BOX-ILKLEY

FULL TIME

An exciting opportunity, helping to transform the lives of people with learning disabilities.  We are growing rapidly and are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and suitably qualified person to join our team.

Set up and run by award-winning local charity Ilkley Community Enterprise Ltd, Outside the Box (OTB) provides a range of services and activities all designed to enable and support people with a learning disability to lead more independent, fulfilled and healthier lives.  These include OTB community café, OTB Choices and OTB Works; these services currently support around 60 people with learning disabilities (our members) each week.  

Demand for our services continues to grow with more adults and young people joining OTB on an on-going basis. Members participate in OTB for a variety of reasons including to: learn new skills; gain confidence and self-esteem; achieve qualifications; improve their social connections; express themselves creatively and showcase their talents; engage in meaningful experience of the world of work; and progress into paid work, further education and training.  

Over recent years we have enhanced our employment support for members through our OTB Works programme. This combines tailored work preparation training, engaging local employers and supporting members to access, secure and sustain paid work opportunities.  

We now wish to build on our success to date, to grow and diversify our employment services for people with a learning disability. The Skills and Employment Manager, as part of the wider OTB Team, will play a key role in delivering a step-change in the employment and employability provision delivered by the charity.

You will lead and manage the delivery, growth and innovation of our employment and skills services, helping more people with a learning disability to gain new skills and obtain paid work.

Excellent package, salary up to £25k.

Please see job description and person specification for further information

Closing date: 5.00pm, Friday 28th June 2019

Interviews: Wednesday 10th July 2019

We also have further job opportunities available- Outside the Box Choices Manager (Full Time- Maternity Cover) leading on our OTB Choices service comprising a dynamic portfolio of workshops, activities and support services for people with a learning disability. Please get in touch for further details.