Southampton City Council - Employment Officer (Part Time)

Submitted by Jamesersa on Thu, 11/11/2021 - 16:06

Location: Civic Centre, SO14 7LR
Head of Service: Stronger Communities, Neighbourhoods & Housing
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Full Time / Part Time: Part time
Grade: 8
FTE Salary Min: £30,451
FTE Salary Max: £33,782
Closing Date: 23/11/2021
Ref No: 12570

Southampton City Council’s Employment Support Team has been supporting clients and employers in Southampton since 1990. We work with adults and young people, supporting them to find and retain suitable paid or voluntary employment and/or training.

The role of an Employment Officer is to work with in a person centred way with individuals using the model of supported employment or Individual Placement Support (IPS) to find and secure paid work, voluntary work or training appropriate to each client’s support needs and aspirations.

For this vacancy you will require excellent communication skills to maximise opportunities for each client, employer and service delivery partner. You will need to be flexible, organised and adaptable to ensure each client receives the highest calibre of support on their journey into employment. You will be required to support clients at locations across Southampton. For this vacancy you will be working on a project called PATH. A PATH Employment Officer will play a pivotal role in working with local families, employers and organisations to raise awareness of perinatal mental health, employer recommendations and offer support to people into employment.

The post is 22.2 hours a week, and occasional evening / weekend work may be required.  Support, supervision and training are provided.

For further information contact:

Francesca Prior: [email protected]

Additional Information

Please note: Internal Staff must seek permission from their Service Director /Head of Service BEFORE applying for any secondment opportunity. Please refer to the Secondment Policy for more information.

  • This post requires an Enhanced DBS check.
  • For any posts that require a DBS check, if you have lived outside the UK within the last 5 years, you will be required to provide a Certificate of Good Conduct or a police certificate from the country/countries you have resided in. Kindly note that this is at the expense of the candidate, as well as any costs involved for translating into English.
  • Please note this is Secondment /Fixed Term - 12 months
  • This role is 22.2 hours per week and the salary quoted is for full time hours
  • Salary will be pro rata

To be considered for this post please submit an online application through our website: or click on the 'Apply for this job' button below.

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed, unless there are specific criteria questions for you to evidence against. Applications are shortlisted against the essential and desirable criteria found within the job description for the post. Please refer to the job description when completing your application form and evidence how you meet the required criteria/questions. A CV on its own will not be considered.

Recruitment contact details:  [email protected]

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