The Poppy Factory

The Poppy Factory – Employability Consultant


Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Fixed term for 2 year initial contract

This is an excellent opportunity to join The Poppy Factory at an exciting period of expansion in its activities supporting veterans as we look to work collaboratively with the NHS.

The Poppy Factory Employability Service has supported over a thousand veterans back into work who have some form of mental or physical health challenge in relation to employment.  We are ambitious about supporting many more wounded; injured or sick veterans into meaningful and sustainable work as we look to expand our service in the South West.

Are you:

  • Able to form effective & collaborative relationships quickly with a range of partners?
  • Recovery oriented and hopeful about every person’s ability to succeed in employment, and open minded about helping people move into competitive jobs regardless of physical or mental health issues?
  • 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?

The successful candidate for this role will have a sound track record of working with people with mental and physical health conditions or disabilities and supporting them to gain and sustain work, as well as excellent employer engagement skills.

The role also requires strong networking and relationship management skills with the ability to work collaboratively with referral partners as we look to expand our service in the region.

Prior IPS experience would be a strong advantage, although training and support will be available

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

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

For the full job description and more information about the role, please download the application pack.

How to apply:

To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter clearly outlining how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification.

The post is anticipated to close at midnight on 5 November, with interviews expected to take place on 17 & 18 November.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Tom Adam (

Apply for Employability Consultant (Plymouth) at The Poppy Factory

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Poppy Factory is committed to equality, valuing diversity and promoting inclusion.  Our commitment is to take positive measures to recruit people from underrepresented groups, and we actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the application or interview process to accommodate disabled candidates.


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