The Poppy Factory – Employability Consultant


Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Fixed term for 12 month initial contract
Location: Fulham/Richmond
Salary: £27,000 – £28,000 dependent on qualifications

This is an excellent opportunity to join The Poppy Factory to deliver our employability service in the Greater London area at an innovative period of service expansion for a 1 year pilot.

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 London area.

Are you:

  • Able to form effective & collaborative relationships quickly with a range of partners in Greater London?
  • 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 an advantage, although training and support will be available.

The Poppy Factory aims to be an exemplar employer.  We offer a competitive benefits package of which includes:

  • 27 days’ basic annual leave entitlement, increasing with long service
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Company paid life assurance
  • Reservists’ leave

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

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Keiron Coombs on 07876 838983.

How to apply:

To apply for this position please submit 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 Keiron Coombs, Regional Manager.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 28 March 2021.

No agencies please.

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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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