Employment Services Manager

Closing date 29 April 2019
Organisation Outside the Box
Location Ilkley
Hours Full time
40 hours
Salary £20,000-£22,000
Telephone 01943 431173
Email cafe@outsidetheboxcafe.com
Website www.outsidetheboxcafe.com
Description
To lead and manage the planning, development and delivery of the charity’s employment and employability services for adults and young people with learning disabilities, securing growth, evidenced impact and sustainable income for these services.  

Set up and run by local charity Ilkley Community Enterprise Ltd, Outside the Box (OTB) provides a range of services all designed to enable and support people with a learning disability to lead more independent, fulfilled and healthier lives.  These include OTB Café, OTB Choices and ‘OTB Works’. 

Demand for our services continues to grow.  Members participate in OTB for a variety of reasons including to: learn new skills; gain confidence and self-esteem; achieve qualifications; improve their social connections; express themselves creatively and showcase their talents; engage in meaningful experience of the world of work; and progress into paid work, further education and training.    

Over recent years we have enhanced our employment support for members through our ‘OTB Works’ programme. This combines tailored work preparation training, engaging local employers and helping them to overcome barriers to employment for our members and supporting members to access, secure and sustain paid work opportunities.  

We now wish to build on our success to date, to grow and diversify our employment services.  We know that: people with a learning disability experience significant disadvantage in accessing work e.g. c. 6% of adults with a learning disability in England are in paid work though 6 in 10 state they want to work; there remains much to be done to improve the employment outcomes for this group; and that we are well-placed to contribute to efforts to address this.  

The Employment Services Manager, as part of the wider OTB Team, will play a key role in delivering a step-change in the employment and employability provision delivered by the charity.

For a copy of the full job description and person specification please see our website on www.outsidetheboxcafe.com or email Jenna on cafe@outsidetheboxcafe.com for a full application pack. 

Closing date: 29th April at 5pm. Interviews to be held Thursday 9th and Friday 10th May. 
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