Senior Employment Specialist - West London

Fixed Term
West London
£28,000 - £33,825 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Closing date:Monday, September 24, 2018 - 00:00
Interview date, week commencing:
Job role:

Are you ready for the next challenge in your career at the sector’s fastest growing provider?

WDP has recently grown to record size and recently secured an employment service contract across eight boroughs (listed below) in west London using an evidence-based model called Individual Placement and Support (IPS). The successful candidates will secure sustainable paid opportunities for our service users.  We are looking for a Senior Employmnet Specialist to join the team. 

Location boroughs:

•          Kensington and Chelsea

•          Westminster

•          Hammersmith and Fulham

•          Brent

•          Hillingdon

•          Barnet

•          Ealing

•          Harrow

Our funders and service users quite rightly demand the highest of standards, we are seeking people with a relentless focus on exceeding customer and service user expectations. You will be passionate and ambitious for our service users to achieve their aspirations for work and the posts are ideally suited to those who have experience of getting people into work and previous employer engagement experience. It is a fulfilling and rewarding role where you will be making an impact and difference to people’s lives, by empowering service users to seek opportunities that create lasting and sustainable change in their recovery.

You will work directly with key stakeholders and referral partners, including job centres, GPs, NHS, voluntary and community sector organisations, and proactively engage employers to achieve job brokerage.

At WDP our values mean a lot to us, they define who we are and what we strive to achieve.  The roles will live and project these values in all areas of practice:

  • Entrepreneurial – you will be driven to facilitate WDP’s expansion and develop innovative ideas to help achieve this
  • In partnership – you will be a team player and liaise effectively with other WDP staff and key stakeholders
  • Strong belief in service users – you will be ambitious for those we help and this will be demonstrated by your focus on successful outcomes
  • Community focused – you will help design services that serve the whole community.

If you are committed to designing safe, effective, high quality, evidence-based services and have the ability to work well in partnership then you are the person we are looking for!

We can promise you an exciting and challenging role in a dynamic and ambitious organisation.

For an informal chat about the role, call or email Rebecca Odedra, Reintegration Programmes Manager on 07918 738 904 or rebecca.odedra@wdp.org.uk.

To apply for this post please refer to our recruitment pack and submit a WDP application form to wdp.recruitment@wdp.org.uk.  

WDP is recovery focused organisation. Our staff and volunteers are committed to helping our service users to improve their health and wellbeing, and to become free from dependency.

WDP is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.
 
WDP aims to be an equal opportunities employer.