Deputy Work Options Manager – Project SEARCH

Location Yorkshire
Discipline: Internal
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £26.689 per annum
Contact name: Timothy Swenson

Contact email:
Contact phone: 07810756084
Job ref: 018182
Published: 12 days ago
Expiry date: 16 Jun 2024 23:59

Location: Yorkshire area

Hours of work: Monday – Friday 8.30-4.30pm with some flexibility expected around evening and weekend work


We’re recruiting!

Join us as a Deputy Work Options Manager and create a future where learning disabled people live the best life possible.

You will provide leadership and expert guidance and support to Employability Coaches and ensure that there is a positive and proactive culture that supports interns and graduates to find appropriate employment opportunities. You will ensure that person centred practices take place and will act as a role model in this. In this role you will enable interns and graduates to lead fulfilling lives based upon their personal support needs.


Here is a snapshot of skills and responsibilities:


*       Proven track record of working with adults with a learning disability in an employment setting

*       Experience of employer engagement and building pro-active relationships

*       Assessment/Vocational profiling

*       Experience in leading and coaching a team is desirable

*       Level 3 Certificate in Supported Employment (or be working towards this)

*       Be willing to work towards a Level 4 Leadership and Management qualification


You will also


*        Work in partnership with social workers, families, advocates and other providers to ensure that the support is provided in a collaborative way with the person supported at the centre.

*        have operational oversight of the application, processing and acquisition of Access to Work funding to support the ongoing delivery of support.

*        Support the Work Options manager in ensuring reporting on such matters as accidents, risk assessments, RIDDOR, Safeguarding and to ensure that records are kept up to date.


What we offer you:

  • Your working hours: We offer lots of flexibility to suit you and those you support.
  • Generous Holidays: 33 days of annual leave (including eight days statutory bank holidays) and the opportunity to buy and sell holiday.
  • Training & development:  Earn money while you get a fully funded Level 4 Diploma in Leadership & Management.
  • Lots of benefits:  Health, retail and cash incentives to use how you want.


This role is very varied and more information on duties can be found in the job description and person specification.



We reserve the right to close this vacancy early.



​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient applications.

Hft's usual terms and conditions apply. Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do. Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.