Employment Officer

Location UK / Lisburn

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary £20000 - 30000

Updated 2 weeks ago

Reference 1365620

 Job Description

Stepping Stones NI are recruiting.


It is an exciting time for Stepping Stones NI as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary and seek to build on our success to date in our Youth, Transition, Training and Employment Services for people with learning disabilities and learning difficulties through the support of the European Social Fund with part funding from the Department for the Economy.

At Stepping Stones NI we offer a diverse working environment with an opportunity to positively and directly impact upon people with learning disabilities and difficulties through the delivery of service lines.

If you share a commitment to our values and believe in the work we do, we want to hear from you!

The Role:

Employment Officer will be responsible for sourcing work placements and paid employment for clients of the Employment Service. Working with employment and training staff the Employment Officer will be responsible for sourcing work roles appropriate to the individual needs of clients with learning disabilities and learning difficulties, working 100% of their time on an ESF funded programme. 

The successful person will have: 

  • GCSE English and Maths or equivalent.
  • Experience in working and liaising with employers and clients in a job matching capacity.
  • Experience in MS Office including spreadsheets & databases.
  • Understanding of the issues/barriers related to employment and difficulty/disability.
  • Display evidence of the values and attitudes required to work with young people and adults with a learning disability/difficulty.
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills.
  • A Full Driving License

Desirable Criteria:

  • A Degree or equivalent.
  • Foundation Diploma in Supported Employment.


For further information, a job description and personnel specification are available to download.

Stepping Stones NI reserve the right to enhance the criteria in the event of an unprecedented response.

This project is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014 – 2022 and the Department for the Economy.  Stepping Stones NI are registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland – NIC100727.

Stepping Stones NI are an Equal Opportunities Employer.