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GBP £39,543 to £41,466 39543




Chief Executive's


Employment and Skills

DBS Required


Contract Type

Permanent - Full Time

Closing date


Hackney Council’s Award Winning Supported Employment Team provides a tailored service supporting residents, with disabilities and health conditions, to access a diverse range of employment opportunities. As well as leading on this high profile council priority, the role of Supported Employment Team Leader will be to further develop this offer, whilst driving performance. 

This is a multi-faceted role offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced Supported Employment Manager or Senior Supported Employment Advisor, to develop leadership experience, so as to further develop their career in a dynamic high performing team, within the Council’s Employment & Skills Service.

As Supported Employment Team Leader, your role will be to develop links with local organisations, employers, as well as statutory and voluntary agencies to identify job opportunities for Hackney residents with disabilities and health conditions.

You will also work closely with the Adult Social Care and Community Mental Health teams, maintaining effective communication with all stakeholders, to ensure referrals are processed timeously; whilst creatively leading a team of Supported Employment Advisors to achieve high performance.  The post holder will also be expected to adapt their leadership style to provide holistic support to a team of Advisors, adapting their roles and grappling with change during this time of global upheaval. The role involves securing a plethora of opportunities, with a focus on competitive employment for marginalised groups, as well as further developing the digital service, to promote Supported Employment opportunities and progress the online offer.

Previous experience of working with people with mental health conditions, learning disabilities and autism is also required, along with an excellent working knowledge of the IPS/ Supported Employment models.

This role will require creativity, innovation and the ability to be responsive to the changing employment market, as a result of Covid 19. Moreover, it is essential that the post holder is confident in reshaping the service to adapt to the current climate.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work.  We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best.  We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please apply now!  

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please visit www.hackney.gov.uk/jobs-careers to apply.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 16 August 2020

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.