Workplace Equality Project Officer

The Job

This is a 6 month fixed term contract based in Erskine, Scotland working 25 hours per week

Salary: £18,200 per annum

Main Purpose of the Job:

To lead on the development of a set of best practice guidelines for the recruitment and employment of veterans and others with disabilities/disadvantage into the mainstream job market.

To help implement this work with selected corporate partners/customers to help them create best practice within their organisations when recruiting and employing staff, particularly those with disabilities, both physical and mental but also including the veteran population and their families who have been disadvantaged by service.

To create a document/series of documents that can be incorporated as a user guide for companies hoping to embrace best practice in this area.

Overview of the Role & Team:

Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company’s mission is to enable veterans and others with disabilities to regain their independence through personal development involving employment and skills.   A social enterprise, it offers developmental employment opportunities to veterans and others with disabilities. The company, a division of RBLI, is seen as a leader in creating an inclusive and welcoming work environment.

This role is a funded post for 6 months duration and is funded courtesy of a grant from the Workplace Equality Fund.  The outcomes from this fixed term post are measurable and, if implemented, will create a legacy of improved employment opportunity for the targeted disabled/disadvantaged population.

The successful applicant will work very closely with our Veteran Welfare and Development Manager to help develop and implement the project with partner organisations and in the production of the final documentation.

This position is key in our operational team, with the main function being to produce products to the correct standard.  The team is overseen by the Operations Manager, who holds overall responsibility for the performance.  The team itself is a diverse group of people, but with a common aim.

Your Key Responsibilities:

People

  • Work closely with our management team throughout the project: this will include: Veteran Welfare and Development Manager, Operations Manager and Director
  • Work with our employees and volunteers
  • Liaise with a host of support agencies including statutory and 3rd sector partners
  • Work with corporate partners and customers in the implementation phase

Operations

  • Produce outline plans and guidelines to implement best practice in the recruitment, employment and retention of the targeted groups
  • Introduce/road test these guidelines with partners and partner agencies
  • Create a training plan for the delivery of best practice training/coaching within our corporate partner workplaces
  • Create a final document/s that can be distributed to organisations wishing to improve their employment of the targeted groups

General Responsibilities

  • Liaising with the management team to establish appropriate milestones in the project and then to set timelines for this work
  • Adhere with all RBLI Working practices/IT Codes of conduct
  • Represent Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company’s interests at all times when liaising with partners and delivering our work

Working Environment:

  • The role will be office based but with the occasional requirement to visit partner organisations regularly once established in post
  • To observe factory processes, guidelines and instructions, and become familiar with, and adhere to all Health and Safety requirements, and the Safeguarding policy


The Requirements

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong attention to details with can-do attitude
  • Team player
  • Self motivated with good team ethics

Skills & Experience Required:

Essential:

  • A background in occupational therapy or possibly social work/similar with experience of implementing solutions for people with disabilities
  • Knowledge of the Equality Act
  • Excellent communication skills – ability to write to a high standard and also to deliver presentations/key messages to a range of different audiences or individuals
  • Excellent analytical skills – able to assimilate and disseminate the key points from legislative guides and/or findings from existing documentation
  • A self-starter – able to work on own initiative and to take the lead in chasing up contacts and finding more sources of information
  • Good IT skills  - MS Office Suite Confidence is essential

Desirable:

  • Holding or working towards a degree or potentially HND in a relevant discipline
  • Personal experience or experience of working with the disabled community and/or with the wounded veteran population in a supportive role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to communicate at all levels and also to engage with hard to reach individuals
  • Knowledge of the UK benefit system
  •  An empathetic approach
  • Driving Licence and access to own vehicle will make aspects of the job much easier

Benefits:

RBLI offer 25 days holiday allowance, a Group Flexible Retirement Plan and Life Assurance.

If you wish to be considered for the above role, forward your CV and covering letter including a supporting statement to recruitment@rbli.co.uk.  RBLI is an equal opportunities employer. 

* RBLI reserves the right to remove a vacancy at any time prior to the published closing date

NO AGENCIES

Email: recruitment@rbli.co.uk