13 Jan

Employer Engagement Officer Supported Employment Jobs Vacancy at Hackney Borough Council Hackney

Position
Employer Engagement Officer Supported Employment
Company
Hackney Borough Council
Location
Hackney ENG
Opening
13 Jan, 2018 30+ days ago

Hackney Borough Council Hackney urgently required following position for Employer Engagement Officer Supported Employment. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

Follow the online directions, complete all the necessary fields, and provide all relevant information so your application is submitted correctly. When you click the 'Apply this Job' button (open in new window) you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details, respond to employment-related questions, and show how you meet the key selection criteria.

Employer Engagement Officer Supported Employment Jobs Vacancy at Hackney Borough Council Hackney Jobs Details:

Employer Engagement Officer - Supported Employment

Permanent - Full Time

£29,424 - £31,140 per annum (SO1)

Hackney is London's most diverse, dynamic borough. Reaching from the Square Mile to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in technology, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green spaces than any other inner London borough; some of the capital's finest schools; first class transport connections; excellent public services; and thriving arts, cultural and retail sectors. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth provides benefits for everyone and creates opportunities to transform the lives of residents.

We know that staff are key to our success and we are seeking people with ambition, creativity and commitment to our values to help us achieve the best for the people of Hackney.

Our innovative new Supported Employment Service, are seeking to recruit an Employer Engagement Officer to work closely with Advisors and employers to identify suitable roles for residents with health and social care needs. As an Employer Engagement Officer, you will be responsible for using a variety of techniques to develop strategies and solutions to identify and source a diverse range of vacancies and promote them to suitable Hackney residents, who are registered with the Council’s Supported Employment Service.

You will need to have experience of supporting long-term unemployed residents into sustainable employment, combined with previous experience of working in a sales-oriented, account management or business development environment. Experience of helping customers with barriers to improve their employment and job search skills is required, as well as excellent written communication skills. A track record of successfully engaging customers in a diverse community is also needed.

As an Employer Engagement Officer, you will be responsible for bringing job vacancies into the Supported Employment Service by initiating, developing and retaining links with local employers. The successful post holder will also be responsible for overseeing the interests of the employer, working with them to develop suitable bespoke employment pathways and arranging and leading on screening candidates for roles. You will also effectively advise them on the most appropriate way to recruit and retain this particular client group. This requires a specialist set of skills, including detailed understanding of the employers business and requirements, excellent commercial understanding, an ability to build relationships and work with external partners, strong sales skills, including a thorough and in depth understanding of the Supported Employment cohort.

As an Employer Engagement Officer, you will also need experience of working with bulk recruitment or in the Welfare to Work industry, evidence of sustained success in a previous marketing/ sales role in a similar setting, a solid understanding of the local labour market and the ability to develop business. Knowledge of the Hackney demographics and different candidate types, excellent communication, negotiation and persuasion skills, confidence, professionalism and pragmatism, including the ability to manage and prioritise your time and tasks effectively.

At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you are passionate about improving lives and making a difference through supporting people into employment, this is the job for you.

Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Please contact Anna-Renee Paisley, should you require further information about the role on 0208 356 1678.

Please use the link below to apply. There will be a number of questions relating to the post. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

You are not required to submit a supporting statement.

Closing Date: Sunday 28 January 2018 (22:59 hrs)

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome applicants with a broad diversity of talent and those who are interested in flexible working arrangements.


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