We've noticed you are using Internet Explorer. This is an outdated Web Browser and is not supported by this website. Consider switching to a moden Web Browser like Google Chrome.
Accessibility Tools

Opportunities Project Officer

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1101
  • Published: Sun 21/07/2024, 1:10 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 02/08/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: PO2 £39,951 - £42,840
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed

Organisation: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Salary: PO2 £39,951 - £42,840

Contract Type: Full Time Fixed Term Contract Until March 31st 2025

Working hours per week: 36(Some remote working)

Application Deadline: 02/08/2024

Proposed Interview Date: TBC


About Us:

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a fantastic and exciting place to work.

We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded; a Council focused on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.

London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is a proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace well-being, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment.

The Council's preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.

Click here for further information on the Human Resources recruitment privacy notice.

About the role:

Your role will be to provide a comprehensive vacancy sourcing service to clients with common physical and mental health conditions engaged on multiple employment contracts with Waltham Forest Council Jobs Brokerage.

The Specialist Account Officer (SAO) will engage with employers across London to identify vacancy and recruitment opportunities that are aligned to client needs. The SAO will act as a key link between the employer and a team of Caseload Officers working on Individual Placement and Support in Primary Care (IPSPC) and Supported Employment (SET) employment contracts.

The SAO will ensure vacancies are fed through to Advisor based teams and matched to customer job goals. Developing an effective and proactive approach to vacancy sourcing and supporting employers in raising mental health awareness across their work force, the SAO will act as an 'ambassador', ensuring positive and productive relationships are established to maximise vacancy opportunities for clients engaged with the IPSPC service provision.

The IPSPC Programme delivers a range of specialist employability support across Waltham Forest for people with common mental health conditions using the individual placement and support principles. Clients are referred to us via NHS IAPT Talking Therapies & Job Centre Plus. These two distinct IPSPC client groups include people who are on unemployment benefit or are economically inactive.

Clients are supported into sustained employment by delivering a range of support including employability coaching, vacancy matching, mentoring and in work support. The SAO will be working closely with local employers across London to identify their recruitment needs and match these vacancies to our client's needs through an individual job carving & Job crafting approach.

As an SAO you will be required to build a portfolio of SME and large organisations and maintain a positive working relationship to encourage repeat business and multiple job placements. SAO will be required to track sustainability in-work and targeted to retain 65% of candidates in employment.

Waltham Forest council are seeking an experience Employer Engagement Professional with recent exposure to candidates facing mental and physical barriers to employment. You will need to demonstrate and articulate a track record of high performance in this area, with a positive commitment to meeting job placement and sustainability targets set month on month.

>> Click here to download the Role Profile <<

Key Responsibilities:
  • Engage with employers using clear and effective Business Development practices and tactics designed to secure employer commitment to taking on clients with mental and Physical barriers into work.
  • Develop a strong portfolio of employers that will continue to work with us and support IPSPS and Employment support contracts. secure account managed interview opportunities for clients.
  • Work with employers to modify recruitment processes based on client needs. Propose and agree range of assessment methods to bring out best outcome for client and employer.
  • Conduct tailored preparation sessions to support client group into sustainable employment.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • At least one year's experience of engaging with employers to promote and place clients with mental and physical disabilities into work.
  • At least one year's experience of working within a targeted environment in a similar role and setting.
  • Ability to demonstrate track record of success placing clients with "mental and physical" disabilities into work.
  • Strong communication and presentations skills
  • Adaptability and ability to think about side of the box.

Terms and conditions:

The below terms and conditions apply to this role:

Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks;

Satisfactory declaration of interest;

Satisfactory enhanced DBS/barred list check;

As a public authority, we must ensure that members of staff in public-facing roles are able to speak fluent English. This means that they must have a command of spoken English, with confidence and accuracy, sufficient for the effective performance of their role. This requirement does not refer to any particular English language qualifications, regional or international accents, dialects, speech impediments or the tone of conversations. It does not require staff to speak only in English.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the 'Apply' button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy.

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview.

For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/find-jobs-and-other-opportunities/working-us.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, Robin Hall Brunton Opportunities Account Manager at Robin.Hall-Brunton@walthamforest.gov.uk or 07553077269.

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk.

Apply Now

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1101
  • Published: Sun 21/07/2024, 1:10 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 02/08/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: PO2 £39,951 - £42,840
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed