Senior Disability Employment Coordinator (FIF08351)

Fife Council
£30,898 - £34,202 per year
06 Sep 2017
19 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Contract Type: Temporary until 31 December 2018

Work Location: Skills Development Centre, Kirkcaldy

Interview Date: Wednesday 4 October 2017

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for.  The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link.

To provide management support to Disability Employment Co-ordinators, Care Support Workers and Instructors who have a responsibility to assist people with disabilities and health issues achieve their employment goals

To contribute to the on-going development of the service though the development and management of improvement projects

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.51 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.


Educated to Degree/ Diploma level or equivalent relevant qualification with significant experience in delivering supported employment for people with disabilities and health issues.


To co-ordinate and ensure effective delivery of supported employment.

To develop and ensure delivery of specific  employability programmes as the need arises.

To monitor, review and support all staff work activities through supervision and audit including on site audits and audit of electronic and hard copy records.

To implement people management policies and procedures as identified by the service and the council.

To develop and ensure that adequate systems are in place to check the health, safety and welfare of people progressing into work is assured.

To promote and encourage awareness of the underpinning principles of supported employment in line with recognised service expectations and to a range of private, public and third sector organisations.

To liaise with and develop partnerships with relevant organisations within education, health, social care, business and the voluntary sector to create development opportunities on behalf of the service.

To quality assure delivery and ensure that staff are assisting people to explore, plan and achieve their employment goals.

The Individual

Significant experience of delivering services that enable people with disabilities and health issues to prepare for, access and sustain employment.

Knowledge and experience of dealing with the issues affecting people with disabilities and health issues access and sustain employment.

Experience of implementing a range of people management policies and procedures.

Experience of supervising  a multi-disciplinary team.

Full understanding of good practice principles in the delivery of Supported Employment and all associated activities required to support people with disabilities and health issues into paid work. 

Ability to demonstrate involvement in project/service development in either a management or co-ordinating role. 

Effective proven communication with professionals, public, private and third sector organisations.

Ability to motivate staff and support staff to achieve performance and outcome targets.

Computer competent.

As you will be working with vulnerable adults you are required to obtain PVG Scheme Membership though Disclosure Scotland before confirming appointment.

In Fife Council how we work matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

  • Take ownership
  • Focus on customers
  • Work together
  • Embrace technology & information
  • Deliver results

For further information please contact: Cheryl Morgan on 01592 583142 or email - 

See also:
RR82 TandCs March 2015.doc
CC38 - Role Profile - SDEC.docx