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Current vacancies

United Response works in over 300 locations across England and Wales and employs over 3500 staff. Roles range from front-line support staff, development managers, fundraisers and IT roles to communications specialists.


Employment Development Manager – Fixed Term 12 Months

Location: Working Nationally (With A Focus On North West)
Salary: £35,000 + Car Allowance
Expiry Date: 06/02/2018
Job Type: Contract - Full Time,Temp - Full Time

Join our dynamic Employment Services team working nationally with a focus on the North West.

Who we are

United Response is a leading national charity providing support to young people and adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. We believe in championing the right of disabled people to live, work, socialise and participate in the community, free of discrimination and unnecessary boundaries.

Making it happen – Your Role

We are looking for an Employment Development Manager to be responsible for leading the development and implementation of our Employment Development Strategy, supporting the division to achieve its growth targets, whilst assisting with developing new Employment Services and opportunities for United Response.

Promoting United Response externally to the wider world (i.e. people with disabilities, Welfare to Work providers, Local Authorities etc), you will raise our profile, developing productive external relationships and will provide support to the organisation in expanding delivery of employment related services as part of an integrated offer across all areas.

About you

With sound levels of professional practice / knowledge across all welfare to work areas relating to people with disabilities and mental issues, the successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record in business development, ideally with bid writing and management of bid processes. With competent administrative skills in both financial / budget planning and management and proficient in IT skills, you will have excellent Team Management skills with the ability to manage timescales, meeting deadlines.

A driving licence is essential with this role, along with a willingness to travel nationally, working regularly across our North-West Division, with occasional overnight stays.

The benefits

In return for your passion and commitment, they offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

• Paid annual leave
• Pension contribution
• Life assurance
• Childcare vouchers
• Access to free occupational health, physiotherapy, counselling and advice services
• Fully paid training and access to nationally recognised qualifications
• Access to an online shopping platform with discounts from over 3,500 retailers

Plus the opportunity to contribute to the growth of employment services across the country!

So what are you waiting for? We look forward to receiving your application.

Further information

Employment Develpment Manager.pdf

United Response is a disability confident employer, which shows that we are committed to encouraging applications from people with disabilities.
As part of this commitment, we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role. United Response is committed to ensuring that candidates with disabilities are able to compete on equal terms with other applicants during the selection process.