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Inclusive Employment Advisor
- Greenfields Opportunity for someone with business acumen to make a difference in the Disability Sector
- 12 months fixed term
Senior-Level Role, requiring Client Relationship and Influencing skills
Access Advisors is pan-disability consultancy within the Blind Foundation who work directly with employers to help them become more accessible and inclusive of New Zealander’s with disabilities, chronic health and mental health conditions.
Rarely do opportunities like this come up to join an amazing team and make a real impact. This is a unique role which you will develop over the next twelve months and will change the face of how people with disabilities gain meaningful employment.
You will be a passionate, self starter with commitment, empathy and understanding of the experience of disabled people and a belief in the Accessibility Tick Programme values and purpose.
Your demonstrated CRM experience will be required as you will be forming relationships with employers, and supporting organisations to improve their “Disability Confidence” with regard to their recruitment and retention of job seekers with disabilities. This will include providing advice and guidance to improve their ongoing capability to employ people with disabilities.
A proven record of delivering on targets and driven to achieving results; you must be strategic in your approach, together with a problem-solving attitude and the ability to motivate and influence others, whilst creating a strong teamwork ethos. Knowledge and understanding of the government and private health and disability sector would be an advantage.
Also required is your administrative support of the Bay of Plenty Inclusive Employment Task Force (the Task Force), coordinating with the Chair, organising meetings, minute taking and reporting.
The Task Force has wide expertise and knowledge of employment within the disability sector, with multiagency representation from Central and Local Government.
Preferably you will be tertiary qualified, but you must have a good understanding of business, strong business writing skills and the ability to drive the direction of this initiative over the next twelve months (with the prospect of an extension thereafter). There is a requirement to drive throughout the BOP region regularly and occasionally to Auckland, so you must have a valid driver’s license.
The Accessibility Tick is an initiative of Access Advisors, a trading name of the Blind Foundation.
If you believe you have what we are looking for, we would love to hear from you! Please submit a formal application below through our Careers Portal, where you can also view the position description. If you have any questions please contact our Recruitment Team on 09 355 6872.
Applications close on 26 March 2019.
The Blind Foundation welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages suitably qualified people from diverse backgrounds including those with access needs (disability, chronic health, mental health) to apply for roles within the organisation.
Join the Blind Foundation’s Access Advisors Team and see the difference you could make to people with disabilities!
Fixed Term/Full time
Job no: IEAdvisorMarch2019
Closing Date: Applications close Tuesday 26 March 2019.