Employment Support Officer

Employment Support Officer
Community Wellbeing Team
Part time, 18.5 hours per week
Scale 6, Salary £23,866 – £25,463 (pro-rata)

Who we are… Rutland County Council is the smallest Unitary Authority in England, but just because we are a small team does not mean we cannot make a big difference, multum-in parvo is our motto! Rutland offers fantastic opportunities to make a real difference to the lives of residents in our local community – we really are one of the best places to live, learn, work, play and visit. This is your chance to become part of an amazing team, delivering great services throughout the county.

Who you are… a Champion for social inclusion for disabled people, you will be passionate about providing person-centred support to maximise their employment options and independence. You will be able to effectively engage organisations to develop and expand the opportunities available locally, and to challenge barriers, through proactive networking. Empathetic and able to communicate with all users of the service, businesses and partner agencies, your focus will be on ensuring the best possible outcomes for those you work with. You will positively embrace working within an enthusiastic, busy and forward thinking team that prides itself in the excellent service we provide.

What we need from you… Knowledge of the relevant legislation and government guidance is a must, as is previous experience of working with disabled people. With excellent interpersonal and networking skills, you will be a confident negotiator and communicator, with an innovative and creative approach to overcoming challenges. Organised, and with good IT skills, you will understand the importance of project planning, record keeping and demonstrating outcomes, as well as managing risk in practice.

What we offer in return… Work that makes a difference to people’s lives within this beautiful county, in addition to structured salary reviews, local government pension scheme, discounted access to ‘Active Rutland’ keep fit activities and Flexi-Time to name just a few!

The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we really want to hear from you…

What to do now… Please visit our website for a full Job Description. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Lorraine Tarratt, Team Manager on 01572 758301 or email: ltarratt@rutland.gov.uk.

The closing date for applications will be the 26 October 2018 and interviews will take place on Thursday 22 November 2018 – to apply: visit www.rutland.gov.uk to apply, alternatively you can contact one of the HR team for an application pack, email: recruitment@rutland.gov.uk or call 01527 758255.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

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