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Employment Advisor

Posted: 15 Dec 2019 Closes: 15 Dec 2019
Home Based
Fixed term & Full time leonard-cheshire/05023

This is a fixed term contract ending  31 March 2022 for an Employment Advisor based in Suffolk, Ipswich and surrounding area.

Although stated as home based, you will be expected to work peripatetically and will only be based from home a maximum of 1 day a week

About the role:

We are looking for a dynamic and energetic individual to support and deliver Leonard Cheshire’s Opportunity Suffolk employment programme in Suffolk (Ipswich and surround). Duties will include supporting disabled individuals in a group and 1-1 setting, helping them to enter sustainable paid employment.

Experience in employer engagement experience is extremely beneficial as you will need to engage with a range of employers over the phone and face to face to identify suitable job opportunities to get the right person into the right job with the right organisation.

History of working on statutory employment and job brokerage programmes as well as experience in delivering employability skills training and good IT is desirable but just as importantly is the ability to engage with people and the drive to help people meet their goals. Previous experience in working with disabled individuals is not essential however highly advantageous.

About you:

You will have a track record of carrying out initial assessments, action plans, employer engagement and monitoring progress to ensure goals are achieved. You will be an outstanding communicator with strong influencing skills that ensure positive and sustainable internal and external relationships. You will have excellent people skills, a good understanding of disabilities either in a personal or professional capacity and the ability to engage with employers and participants alike.

About Our Charity

Leonard Cheshire is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services for people with disabilities and we do everything humanly possible to empower people to live their lives as freely and as fully as they choose. 


  • Substantial annual leave
  • A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover
  • Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates
  • Flexible working and much, much more.

Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.

Applications for this role will close at midnight on 15th December 2019.

Note: Applications without a covering statement will not be shortlisted for this role.

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed

Leonard Cheshire

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