The Poppy Factory – Employability Consultant (South Wales 2 posts) (The Midlands 1 post)


Full Time:   37.5 hours
South Wales (2 posts), Midlands (1 post)
Salary: £27,894.96 pa or £28,914.96 pa if Career Development & Guidance (IAG) Level 6 qualified

We have exciting opportunities for quality driven, professional and highly motivated individuals to join an established community based employability service working to Individual Placement & Support (IPS) principles.

Since 2010 The Poppy Factory employability service has facilitated over 870 job starts for Veterans (our clients) who experience some form of disability or health challenge in relation to work. Demand for our service has grown significantly; we are ambitious about supporting many more wounded; injured or sick veterans into meaningful and sustainable work and are now entering a further period of growth.

Are you:

Recovery oriented and hopeful about every person’s ability to succeed in employment, open minded about helping people move into competitive jobs regardless of physical or mental health issues, including substance use disorders?

A creative problem-solver who asks questions to learn more about a situation and is thoughtful and tenacious in working with others to find a range of possible solutions?

A good job developer, who is able to present yourself in a professional manner, a skilled listener interested in learning about other people and opportunities, and politely persistent?

You will have a sound track record of working with people with mental and physical health problems or disabilities and supporting them to gain and retain work, as well as employer engagement skills.

You will need excellent communication, prioritisation and caseload management skills. The roles are home and field based so you will need to be self-motivated and comfortable with remote working, with the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with team and other colleagues.

The roles also require strong external networking and relationship management skills with the ability to work collaboratively with both referral partners and employers.

Prior IPS experience would be an advantage but not essential as training and support will be given.

The Poppy Factory aims to be an exemplar employer.  We provide good terms and conditions of employment including:

  • A generous Company Pension scheme
  • Company-paid life assurance
  • Funding available to study for the Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance & Development.

How to apply

Click here to download the full job description and more information about the role.

To apply for this position please prepare your CV and a covering letter clearly outlining how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification. You may address your covering letter to Elisabeth Skeet, Employability Manager.

The successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date is midnight on Sunday 10 September 2017, with interviews expected to take place in mid-October.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Elisabeth Skeet on 07785 667871

Click here to apply for Employability Consultant (South Wales)

Click here to apply for Employability Consultant (Midlands)

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to equality, valuing diversity and promoting inclusion within our workforce, including the volunteers who give their time to us.  We work to maintain an environment where the needs and aspirations of all employees are met, irrespective of characteristics protected under the legislative framework of the Equality Act 2010. We expect everyone to understand and accept their personal responsibility to recognise and value differences and the unique contributions that people make to the way we deliver our work.

As an equal opportunities employer our commitment is to take positive measures to recruit people from underrepresented groups, and we actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. As a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview for any job applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria for the role. Please indicate in your covering letter if you wish to be considered under this scheme. We are also happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the application or interview process to accommodate disabled candidates.

We are a family friendly employer and happy to discuss flexible working.

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