Harlow, Essex
£23,234 - £25,954 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Employ-Ability is a highly successful supported employment service, as well as a recognised Centre of Excellence. The Charity works with Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust to deliver an Essex wide Individual Placement and Support (IPS) service and from April 2019 with Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust to deliver a West Suffolk, Ipswich and East Suffolk Service.

The role is part of an NHS England funded investment to expand IPS services. The contract is for an initial commitment to June 2020 with an expectation that it will then become a permanent post, subject to further funding.

The successful candidates will join our super successful West Essex team covering Harlow and surrounding areas and be embedded in NHS Mental Health teams and work closely with jobseekers and potential employers across the area to secure ongoing employment.

This fabulous role calls for empathy, determination and resilience, and a solution-focused results-orientated approach. The ideal candidate may have a recruitment, personnel or support work background, but is just as likely to have broad business experience, which can be drawn on to achieve positive outcomes.

Most importantly, you need to be personable, as well as a motivated self-starter who is resilient and has great communication skills. High quality staff are the key to our success and you will need to be self-motivated, passionate about supporting people and willing to actively promote clients to employers.

Employ-Ability offers 25 days holiday pro rata + Bank Holidays and a range of other benefits


Experience in at least one of the following fields is essential:

  • Work with people with mental health conditions
  • Work in a sales or recruitment capacity
  • Work assisting individuals to identify and achieve their goals

Knowledge in at least one of the following fields is essential:

  • Knowledge of disability issues, including mental ill health
  • Knowledge of the jobs market and recruitment practices
  • Knowledge of health and safety legislation and practice
  • Knowledge of equal opportunities legislation and practice
  • Knowledge of welfare benefits

Skills and competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport
  • The ability to organise one’s own workload and meet targets
  • The ability to network effectively
  • The ability to keep accurate records
  • The ability to work in a team
  • The ability to work creatively and problem solve
  • Computer literacy
  • Car driver*


  • A strong belief in the value of employment
  • A desire to succeed in achieving goals
  • A resilient approach to dealing with challenges
  • A flexible and creative approach to work
  • A belief in the importance of personal development and the value of training


  • Evidence of personal development through training, academic achievement or work experience
  • A supported employment qualification
  • A qualification relating to career planning
  • Educated to ‘A’ level or equivalent e.g. NVQ 3


  • Working with people with disabilities: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Drivers Licence (Preferred)

Flexible Working Options Available:

  • Not offered
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Posted on: 08 November 2019
Closed date: 08 December 2019
Job ref: IPSGrowEmployAbility
Tags: Social Care/Development, Vocational/Services

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