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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/06/2019.

Employment Specialists, South Essex

Job Reference: J183-A-19-46566

Central Advertising - Other
South Essex
£23,234 (pro rata if less than 37.50)

This advertisement has been placed by the organisation named in the 'Department' section above.

Should you require further information regarding this vacancy please contact the organisation direct.

Employ-Ability, an Essex-based charity, is seeking to recruit experienced candidates to support those, with mental ill health, to find and keep employment. Employ-Ability is a highly successful supported employment service, as well as a recognised Centre of Excellence. The Charity works with Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust to deliver an Essex wide Individual Placement and Support (IPS) service.

The role is part of an NHS England funded investment to expand IPS services. The contract is fixed term, but we hope long term, with an initial commitment to June 2020.

Working across our South Essex bases (Canvey, Basildon and Rayleigh), the successful candidates will be embedded in the Mental Health Recovery Teams and work closely with jobseekers and potential employers across the area to secure ongoing employment.

The role calls for empathy, determination and resilience, and a solution-focused results-orientated approach. The ideal candidate may have a recruitment, personnel or support work background, but is just as likely to have broad business experience, which can be drawn on to achieve positive outcomes.

Most importantly, you need to be personable, as well as a motivated self-starter who is resilient and has great communication skills. High quality staff are the key to our success and you will need to be self-motivated, passionate about supporting people and willing to actively promote clients to employers.

Employ-Ability offers 25 days holiday to start + b/h and a range of other benefits including pension.


For informal discussions or specific questions, please call Sue Witty, Deputy Service Manager, 07827 885925 or email or Kevin Garrod, Service Manager, 07827 885922 or email

The application process

When submitting the application please note the following:

  • Please read the Job Description and Person Specification and remember that we can only shortlist on the basis of your answers to the questions, so make the most of this opportunity.
  • It is not enough to list the skills, knowledge and attitudes from the Person Specification in your answers, you need to provide evidence. This might mean including some detail on how you developed and applied the relevant skills, knowledge and experience.
  • The post is subject to; acceptable references, an enhanced DBS search, health assessment and clearance and the right to work in the U.K. verification
  • If you are unclear about any of this information, please contact the service on the number above.
  • If you have a disability and wish to disclose, then please inform us of any reasonable adjustments required for the interview if you are shortlisted.





Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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