Newham council's employment service 'Workplace' is key to delivering on The Mayor of Newham's Community Wealth Building agenda. This scheme is set to transform Newham into a beacon of Community Wealth Building, where we use our purchasing power to keep wealth in our local economy.
Workplace aims to tackle inequality by ensuring Newham residents are well placed and properly prepared to access good quality jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities.
We are currently seeking to recruit an Account Manager for a position situated within our Supported Employment team who has experience of developing a range of opportunities for individuals who are eligible to access Adult Health and Social Care services and are seeking employment.
Workplace Supported Employment
Account Manager (2 years Fixed Term)
£32,430 pa - £34,794 pa (yearly increments)
The award winning Supported Employment Service provides employment, training, apprenticeship and work experience opportunities for Newham residents managing a disability, mental health, other health conditions or autism who would like to secure employment.
This is a multi-faceted role offering an exciting opportunity for an Account Manager who has experience negotiating and co-ordinating employment pathways for individuals marginalised in the labour market.
Although this post is based in Stratford at The Grove, you may be required to work at other LBN locations or on the premises of one of our stakeholders or from employer premises. We are looking for an individual with a demonstrable track record of placing people into sustained employment.
This position will suit a self-starter, who is able to use their own initiative, whilst also implementing evidence based employment models, such as IPS/Supported Employment. The post holder is expected to work closely with Employment Support Advisors, Adult Social Care teams, Newham residents, training/educational establishments and employers, to ensure that Newham residents are best placed to access and benefit from regeneration opportunities in Newham and the surrounding areas.
As an Account Manager in the Supported Employment Team you will need:
- Evidence of sustained success in a previous role in a similar setting.
- Knowledge of the social model of disability.
- A solid understanding of the local labour market and ability to develop business for the client base.
- Knowledge of the Newham demographics and different candidate types
- Excellent communication, negotiation and persuasion skills
- Confidence, professionalism and pragmatism
- The ability to manage and prioritise your time and tasks effectively
If you are passionate about improving lives and making a difference through supporting people into employment, this is the job for you.
IMPORTANT: If you are an LBN member of staff and applying for this role as a secondment you should note that secondments are subject to the agreement of your current employing service. Please ensure that you inform your line manager of your intention to apply for the post in the first instance.
Please contact Joseph Kunyeda, should you require further information about this position on 0203 373 4948
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.