Location: Home based in Suffolk
This position is a fixed term contract, working solely on the project Opportunity Suffolk ending 31 March 2022.
This project is jointly funded by Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.
Leonard Cheshire is going through a significant period of transformation, so this is a particularly exciting time to join our charity.
Leonard Cheshire currently supports more than 50,000 people across the UK and around the world to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. With 5,000 staff and around 10,000 volunteers, we’re the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services for people with disabilities and we do everything humanly possible to empower people to live their lives as freely and as fully as they choose.
About the role
To deliver support to customers within the LCD employment support programmes
To prepare customers for work and support them through the interview process; providing them with skills, motivation, and confidence to move into suitable sustainable unsupported employment or provide appropriate support to keep them in work giving them the confidence to move to unsupported employment.
We are looking for a dynamic and energetic individual to support and deliver Leonard Cheshire Disability’s employability skills programme and deliver our Opportunity Suffolk employment programme. Duties will include supporting individuals in a group and 1-1 setting, delivering training and supporting people to enter paid employment particularly disabled people or those with long term health conditions.
You will carry out initial assessments, action plans and monitor progress to ensure goals are achieved. Some employer engagement experience is very beneficial as you will need to engage with a range of employers to identify suitable job opportunities to get the right person into the right job with the right organisation.
We are looking for candidates who have excellent people skills, a good understanding of disabilities either in a personal or professional capacity and the ability to engage with employers and adults alike. Previous experience in working within disabled individuals is not essential however highly advantageous.
Some experience of working on statutory employment and job brokerage programmes as well as experience in delivering employability skills training and good IT is desirable but most importantly is the ability to engage with people and the drive to help people meet their goals.
We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to our values and ethos.
• Substantial annual leave
• A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover
• Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates
• Flexible working and lot’s more.
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community, and particularly encourages applications from disabled people.
Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable applicant has been appointed.