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Employment Officer

Personal Support
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£20,445 per annum pro rata plus excellent benefits
16 Aug 2020
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About Mencap

We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose. Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. We want to make you feel inspired to reach your potential.  

Our work includes;

  • providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose
Job Advert

We have an exciting opportunity for a permanent Employment Officer to join our Personal Support- Employment & Personal Development team, based in our Magherafelt office, covering the Northern locality.

We are looking for someone who is trustworthy and caring, inclusive and enthusiastic about putting people with a learning disability at the heart of everything they do; who are positive and are not afraid to challenge wrong ways of thinking about learning disability.

As an Employment Officer, you will work as part of a team to support people with a learning disability to access a range of employment and training opportunities, to develop their skills and confidence and to progress towards their employment goals and aspirations.

You will have the ability to generate a range of high quality, appropriate placements and paid employment opportunities, through engagement with employers and effective promotion of Mencap services.

This role requires an enthusiastic, driven and self- motivated individual. You will have excellent time management and communication skills, as well as the ability to work effectively within a team. You will be able to demonstrate effective negotiation and mediation skills.

The role requires the ability to travel to meetings, appointments, events and training, as well as to other Mencap locations when required. On occasions, staff may be required to work outside normal office hours.

If you are looking for an exciting and varied role with the opportunity to develop and promote Mencap’s vision and values, we would love to hear from you.

“We are Inclusive. We value all of our people and we intentionally plan for their success in everything we do.”

This post is part-funded by the European Social Fund, the Department for the Economy and the Department for the Community.

Job ID : 19697

As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.

  • 32 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • Service related sick pay when 6 month probation is completed
  • Pension contributions into NEST Scheme on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings
  • Death in service life cover for a nominated beneficiary under our life assurance scheme
  • Loans for debt consolidation, bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencapextras
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program
  • Access to award winning training and development

*T&C's apply based on contract