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Project Officer

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Salary details
Grade 8 £12,791.04 - £13,746.48 per annum
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Covering for secondment until 31/03/2026
18 hours and 30 mins per week
Closing Date
02 April 2023
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Are you passionate about reducing health inequalities in our communities through employment?

Do you have demonstrable experience of building effective relationships with a variety of partners from both the private and public sector?

We are seeking to recruit a Project Officer to work on our Disability Employment Service in the Swadlincote area.

Derbyshire County Council Public Health are committed to improving employment opportunities for disabled working age people in Derbyshire.

Work will focus on supporting disabled people to find suitable employment opportunities, apply for vacancies, source training, volunteer opportunities and support and advice when in paid employment.

Partnership building via pro-active contact with employers and other organisations via telephone, email, Microsoft TEAMs and face-to-face, attend meetings and events.

The successful candidate will require a good level of IT literacy including proficient use of Microsoft TEAMs, Word, Excel and Outlook along with the ability to adapt to bespoke databases. It is also essential that the successful candidate has excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate with a wide range of individuals whilst maintaining a professional attitude.  They will also be able to demonstrate good organisational and time management skills.  We need a person who is flexible and capable of working both on their own initiative and as part of a team.

Experience of recruitment and working within the disability employment sector and an understanding of the barriers that disabled people face within the world of recruitment and employment would be a distinct advantage.

This post is based in the South Derbyshire area and the successful candidate will need to develop an excellent knowledge of potential employment opportunities by building close relationships with local employers.

The successful candidate will be expected to work from home and travel when needed to client appointments, some travel across Derbyshire will also be required from time to time.

As a Disability Confident employer, we actively encourage applications from disabled candidates.

This post is for 18.5 hours per week and these hours can be worked flexibly by arrangement.

Provisional Interview Date: 17 April 2023

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.