community-partners-3-5The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are launching an exciting opportunity to shape the support for disabled people and those with health conditions. The new Community Partner roles will build on expertise within Jobcentre Plus and strengthen understanding to ensure support is tailored to customer requirements in partnership with the third sector.

About the roles

The Lead Community Partner will oversee the development of local third sector services to enhance the range of support available, and work with local employers to inform them of advice and good practice in employing disabled people.

You will shape services to meet the needs and aspirations of disabled people and those with health conditions, support the development of a national mentoring network and build relationships with specialist organisations in your area.

The Lead Community Partner will lead a team of Community Partners to work collaboratively with the third sector in strengthening disability awareness within Jobcentre Plus across a range of specialisms tailored to local needs.

Roles are available across Scotland, England and Wales.

About you

You will have a lived experience or expert knowledge of disability, and will bring this to enhance disability understanding in partnership with third sector organisations.

You may be interested in a fixed-term appointment opportunity or a secondment from your current organisation. Both fixed-term appointments and secondments are available for 12 months with a possible extension for a further 11 months. Organisations are also invited to offer secondment opportunities to their staff.

You may wish to apply for the Lead Community Partner vacancy, or consider the specialist Community Partner vacancies which will be recruited for from January 2017.

To apply

Email: Community.Partners@dwp.gsi.gov.uk for more information and an application form including alternative formats. Please specify your interest in either a secondment or fixed-term appointment.

Call: 0207 867 3186/07747 472709

Visit: Fixed-Term Appointments (Ref: 1518190) Secondments (Ref: 1518208)

Please note roles are available on flexible working, full-time, part-time and job share working arrangements.

Applications for Community Partner roles will open in January 2017. Expressions of interest at this stage are welcomed, and should be made via email to Community.Partners@dwp.gsi.gov.uk.