This is a funded Fixed Term Contract ending 31 March 2024 Office based in either Southampton or Portsmouth and covering the South, Central Region e.g. Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, and Hampshire
About the Role
We are recruiting for an Employment Advisor with a high level of knowledge of disability to deliver the Probation Education, Training and Employment (ETE) contract across the South Central region of England. Working closely with colleagues from Ingeus and the National Probation Service (NPS), you will provide support to disabled people who are on probation having completed a custodial or community sentence.
This is an office based post and the successful applicant will be expected to operate across the South Central region and may be based in different offices across South Central. Our expectation is that the successful applicant will mainly be based at Portsmouth or Southampton
You will be responsible for progressing the client into ETE opportunities in their local area, brokering and signposting to existing provision, supporting progress towards their action plan, and helping your clients to move on and see a life outside of criminal behaviour.
You will deliver employability support through group and individual face to face support, ensuring that all support delivered is fully inclusive.
You will have experience of working with disabled people and knowledge of probation or criminal justice work. Experience in an employment and training setting, of engaging employers to create job opportunities and pro-actively working in partnership with a wide range of statutory and community organisations and training providers to advance and progress your clients.
Please ensure you provide a supporting statement showing how you meet the job description and person specification as well as your CV.
About Leonard Cheshire
Leonard Cheshire supports individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. As the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services for people with disabilities, we do everything humanly possible to empower people to live their lives as freely and as fully as they choose.
What we Offer
- A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover
- Substantial annual leave, with the option to buy or sell leave
- Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates
- A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme
- Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.
- Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
- A satisfactory disclosure check will be required for this post
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.
A satisfactory DBS certificate is required for this post.
Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once suitable candidates have been appointed.
* No agencies please *