Employment Officer - Newry, Northern Ireland (to cover maternity leave)

Closing date: 
30 Aug 2017
Mencap, Employment, Employment Officer, Learning Disability, Caring, Inclusive, Trustworthy, Challenging, Positive.

About Mencap

We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose. Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something really meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You’ll have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist. We want to make you feel inspired to reach your potential.  

Our work includes;

• providing high-quality, flexible services that allow people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose
• providing advice through our help lines and web sites
• campaigning for the changes that people with a learning disability want

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for an Employment Officer to join our team based in our Newry office on fixed-termcontract until the 31st March 2018, with possible extension depending on funding and business needs.

As an Employment Officer, you will work as part of a team to support people with a learning disability to access a range of employment and training opportunities, to develop their skills and confidence and to progress towards their employment goals and aspirations.

You will have the ability to generate a range of high quality paid employment opportunities through engagement with employers and effective promotion of Mencap’s Services.

This role requires an enthusiastic, driven and self- motivated individual. You will have excellent time management and communication skills, as well as the ability to work effectively within a team. You will be able to demonstrate effective negotiation and mediation skills.

If you are looking for an exciting and varied role with the opportunity to develop and promote our vision and values, we would love to hear from you. Please click the pink 'Apply' button to access our application process for this role.

Closing date: 30th August 2017

Vacancy ID: 9601

Benefits

We believe that all employees are amazing and we wouldn't be able to achieve what we do without them. Here are just some of the ways we would value and invest in you. 

  • 30 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing to 35 days with long service plus the ability to buy up to another 10 days via our HolidayPlus scheme*
  • Amazing Induction from day 1
  • Access to award winning training and development
  • Service related sick pay when 6 month probation is completed
  • Eligibility to join Mencap Pension Plan where Mencap matches contributions upto 5% on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings*
  • Membership of Mencap Pension Plan to include up to 3 times salary death in service live cover AND Income Protection of 50% salary to be triggered at 26 weeks of long term sickness*
  • Tax free child care vouchers via salary sacrifice scheme for working parents
  • Loans for bikes, computers and phones when you have been with us for 6 months
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencapextras
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program

*T&C's apply based on contract


Closing date:
30 Aug 2017 12:00
Job Information
Fixed term
Full time
37.5 hours per week
Contact Information
Scarlet Cooke
Ballybot House
Corn Market
Newry
BT35 8BG
01733 246699