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  • SPAEN - Community Employment Specialist

    Created: 12/06/2017, Updated: 14/06/2017

    Hours: 28 hours per week

    Salary: c£27,000.00 pro rata

    Contract: Initially funded for one year

    Location: There are four posts: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Irvine, Ayrshire, and Paisley, Renfrewshire

    SPAEN seeks highly motivated Community Employment Specialists (CES) for their 'Employ[my]Ability' programme as part of the Journey2Employment Job Club.

    You will bring your lived experience of disability and a positive “can do” attitude to the role and will use your drive, determination, positivity and lived experience to the role and will work closely with the local JobCentre Plus; local employers and other community groups to identify and create volunteering and work experiences and opportunities for service users.

    You will support disabled people to identify skills and experience they can use in a work environment; help individuals to build their self-confidence, actively manage pre-existing conditions and assist them with their career goals through a range of supports and techniques.

    How to Apply:

    If using your experience to help others just like us to overcome barriers to volunteering or paid employment is your goal, they want to hear from you.

    As a Disability Confident Committed employer, SPAEN wants to make applying for roles with us as accessible and simple as possible.

    You can apply in a number of ways:

    • You can send them a letter explaining why you think you would be the best candidate for this role;
    • If you have a CV, you can send this to them;
    • If you’d prefer, you could record a video blog telling them about yourself and why you would like to apply for the role;
    • If you’d rather speak to them, they can arrange an appointment to speak with you over the phone; and
    • If none of these options suit, you can e-mail them and they’ll find the best way to suit you.

    E-mail [email protected] (please put CES in the subject line. You can send letters; CVs and video blogs to their e-mail address.

    Please provide contact details so they can get back in touch with you (e-mail address / telephone number).

    Telephone 01698 250280 / 0845 601 1156 (local rates apply subject to telephone service provider’s terms & conditions). Choose Option 1 on the telephone service and tell them that you’re calling about the CES position.

    Make sure you also let them know which area you are applying for when you apply.

    The closing date for applications is Friday 23 June 2017. 

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