Job | Temporary

Employment Officer - Magherafelt


Carer Professions
£21,696 per annum pro rata + excellent benefits
At Mencap we work in partnership with people with a learning disability. We do this by providing high quality, flexible services that support people, including young adults, to live as independently as possible in their own homes and in the community.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Employment Officer to join our Employment & Personal Development team, based in our Magherafelt office, covering the North locality on a full-time (37.5 hours per week) fixed term contract (due to end 31st March 2023). 

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, appropriate placements and paid employment opportunities, through engagement with employers and effective promotion of Mencap 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.

The role requires the ability to travel to meetings, events and training, as well as to other Mencap locations when required. On occasions, staff may be required to work outside normal office hours.

Have you thought about working for Mencap?

Mencap is a leader in providing excellent support to people with a learning disability.  Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. 

Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something really meaningful.  Everything we do at Mencap keeps the people we support at the centre of what we do. 

With us, it’s never ‘just a job’.  In return for your hard work and passion you can find real and meaningful work experience, access to some excellent benefits alongside our competitive pay.   

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome applicants with disabilities to apply for all roles with us. To find out more about the scheme please visit the directgov website.

At Mencap, we value a diverse and inclusive workplace and we intentionally plan for the success of our colleagues in everything we do.  We welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us.  Together we are Mencap!

Mencap are strongly encouraging all our colleagues to have the Covid-19 vaccine as a way to help protect each other and the people we support.

If you are looking for an exciting and varied role with the opportunity to develop and promote Mencap’s vision and values, we would love to hear from you.  No two days are ever the same, sometimes they may be challenging but they will always positive so click apply now to be considered! 

This post is part-funded by the European Social Fund, the Department for the Economy and Department for Communities.

*All roles are subject to an enhanced disclosure check and suitable references.

Job ID:  27381

Closing Date

Tuesday / 06 December 2022 11:59pm

Contact Details

Kirk Avenue
BT45 6BT
United Kingdom


Employment Officer - Aug 2020.pdf