Department:
Lifestyles & Work
Opportunity Type:
Paid
Town/City:
Islington
Salary Details:
£32,820 per annum + excellent benefits
31 May 2024
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
Hours Per Week:
37.5

Job Advert

Do you have a background in sales? A background in employer engagement or a background in recruitment? If yes, then this could be the role for you.

We have an exciting opportunity, for you to join us as an Employer Engagement Officer. The role involves engaging with employers to secure work placements and jobs for our young learners with learning disabilities and/or Autism in the Islington area. This role is a full-time (37.5 hours per week).

As an Employer Engagement Officer you will take the lead in employer engagement for the Islington team. You will be responsible for building and developing strong working relationships with employers from different industries and sectors to secure work placements and negotiate paid employment for our supported Interns. Our interns are supported in the workplace by a Skills Coach, and you will oversee their work to ensure that placements progress and the learners become independent, eventually moving into paid work.

What will you need to be an Employer Engagement Officer?

· The ability to work on your own initiative.

· Good interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills as well as the ability to work effectively with learners, employers, teaching professionals and parents/carers is essential.

· The ability to maintain accurate and up to date records using IT based systems is also required.

· Ideally, you will have employer engagement and marketing experience - as an important aspect of the role is creating work opportunities for the people we support.

Please see the Job Description for a more extensive list of responsibilities, experiences and key skills required for this role.

JOB ID: 31691

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome applicants with disabilities to apply for all roles with us. To find out more about the scheme please visit the direct gov website.

Benefits

Benefits

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.

  • 24 days holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing 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
  • Eligibility to join Mencap Pension Plan where Mencap matches contributions up to 5% on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings. If you don’t join the Plan you start, you will be auto-enrolled after three months with us.
  • Membership of Mencap Pension Plan to include up to 3 times salary death in service live cover AND Income Protection of 50% salary to be triggered at 26 weeks of long term sickness
  • Loans for debt consolidation, bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • 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 Mencap Extras
  • 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

*T&C's apply based on contract

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
  • providing advice through our help lines and web sites

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