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Employment and Skills Officer

We are recruiting for a Employment and Skills Officer (based in Salford) for 14 hours per week to deliver an employment service in Salford. We would particularly welcome candidates who currently live or work in Greater Manchester and hours can be made flexible.

Salary £10,000 per annum (Full Time equivalent £25,000 per annum)

Work Location: Hybrid working from home/in person meetings in Greater Manchester

Breakthrough UK, a leading disabled people’s organisation based in South Manchester, is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and resourceful individual to deliver an employment service in Salford

You will engage with disabled people and develop a personalised action plan for each client based on their aspirations and individual requirements to enhance their employment prospects through a suite of activities. You will network within the community, to establish a consistent pipeline of clients for onboarding onto the project You will maintain an ongoing relationship with clients and employers after achieving training and employment outcomes to ensure sustainability

Applicants will be able to demonstrate skills to support individuals in an empowering and person centred way. You will have a strong personal commitment to equality, social justice and inclusion and an understanding of disabling barriers in society.

You will be resourceful and able to work effectively on your own initiative and as a team member contributing to achievement of shared goals as well as individual targets.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check.

Applicants must submit a fully completed Breakthrough Application Form. We do not accept CVs for this role

You can download the Application documents through the following links:

Download the Employment and Skills Officer Job Description in Word

Download the Employment and Skills Officer Person Specification in Word

Download the Standard Application Form in Word

Download the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form in Word

Completed applications should be sent to

Deadline for applications is 11:59pm on 13th November 2023

Interviews will take place on 21st and 22nd of November 2023 via Teams.

About Breakthrough UK

Breakthrough UK is an organisation of disabled people, working to promote the Rights, Responsibilities and Respect of disabled people in society. We seek to influence public policy at National, Regional and local level and we work with public bodies, businesses, employers, other community and voluntary organisations, social enterprises and individual disabled people to remove barriers to employment and participation in society by disabled people. We provide a range of front-line services to disabled people to enable them to live independently and exercise choice and control in their lives. Our policies and working practices are based on the Social Model of Disability.            

We offer excellent working conditions and terms of employment – such as flexible working, good holiday provision, regular supervision, peer support and an employee assistance programme. We understand how to ensure all our staff feel included & we remove barriers to work.

Breakthrough UK is an equal opportunities employer and particularly welcomes applications from disabled candidates. As a disabled people’s organisation, 55% of our Board Members are disabled people and a significant number of our current staff are disabled people.

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