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Employment Advisers – Various Projects

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,375 – £26,726
  • On site: Edinburgh or Midlothian (car owner preferrable for some posts)
  • Closing 17th June 2024

  • Advertised from 31st May 2024
  • Job share, can be considered. Contract: 1 year initially, subject to continuation of funding. As a charity, Into Work relies on funding to provide services – however we do have a very low turnover of staff and are confident about the continuation of these job roles.


For 30+ years, Into Work has supported the aim of a world where disabled people, neurodivergent people and those with long-term health conditions have equal access to fair work and opportunity to sustain and develop in work. Since 1998 we have provided a 1:1 person-centred service, following the 5-stage model of Supported Employment. Lived experience of disability is at the heart of our service design and delivery. For more info, please visit

Background / Context:

Having been operational in Edinburgh and Lothian for many years, Into Work has a long-standing record of successful partnership working and project delivery for disabled people. Due to the expansion, we are now looking for suitably experienced and motivated people to join our growing staff team for both our Disabled Young People and Disabled Adult service.

For some people, the idea of working or engaging with employability services can feel unachievable and seem like an unrealistic prospect. To enhance our user experience and encourage engagement, we offer additional in-house wraparound support including Income Maximisation and Wellbeing input. We help disabled people take those first steps towards making sustainable employment a reality.

Disabled Young People Service – Role Summary:

Working alongside the Young People Project Lead your role on the project is to support young disabled people aged 16 to 24 on a 1:1 basis initially, then supporting them to progress to groupwork sessions further into the process and ultimately, into a positive destination such as education, training, volunteering, employment, employability programmes and onward referrals for continued support.

Focusing on young disabled people who have no identified positive destination, you will be helping them to explore employability, wellbeing and strengthening community connections.

Looking at empowerment, with support around self-travel, building confidence to participate in local communities. Helping build routine and become financially aware/independent.

Disabled Adults Service – Role Summary:

This service involves advisers working with a caseload of clients on a 1:1 basis, using the 5-stage model of supported employment.

Collaborating with Income Maximisation and Wellbeing colleagues to provide wraparound support and ensure a positive employment journey for clients.

Developing working relationships with local agencies to establish appropriate referrals and linking in with employers to promote opportunities.

About you – who we are looking for:

Our staff come from range of sectors and career backgrounds and become successful employment advisers.

For this role we require someone who aligns with Into Work values and who is looking for the opportunity to make a difference to the employment prospects of disabled people, neurodivergent people and those with long-term health conditions.

You will need to be able to organise and manage your own workload and be flexible about supporting across Into Work projects and teams.

What is in it for you?

Working for a small specialist charity supporting people requires a flexible approach to work. It also brings substantial fulfilment, job satisfaction and variety.

You can expect autonomy and the opportunity to be creative, helping contribute to the development of our services. You can also expect a supportive and progressive working environment which reflects our values of openness, flexibility, perseverance, and collaboration. You will receive regular support and supervision sessions, as well as annual appraisal, relevant training, and personal development opportunities.

We hold a GOLD Investor in People award and are committed to the continuous improvement and development of our employees.

We are a Living Wage accredited employer, a Disability Confident Leader and received the Employer of the Year award 2023 from the Scottish Union of Supported Employment Apt, sponsored by Diversity Scotland.

You will also benefit from:

  • A generous starting annual leave entitlement of 34 days, increasing to 37 days with length of service (pro-rated for part time employees).
  • Employer pension contribution of 7.5%.
  • Access to death in service scheme.
  • Flexitime.
  • Enhanced company sick pay.
  • Paid carers leave.
  • Free and confidential employee assistance programme and services.
  • Access to cycle to work and tech scheme discount.

Application notes

N.B. as part of our aims to make the process more accessible, interview questions are made available to all candidates shortlisted for interview.

Closing date for applications is Monday 17th June 2024 at 9am.

Interviews will take place in person at Norton Park on Wednesday 26th June or Thursday 27th June 2024.

Please apply on our website, email for a recruitment pack or phone us on 0131 475 2600 if you require further information.

Please ensure to read all vacancy documents listed on the website before proceeding to the application form.

To request a copy of the Job Information Pack or Application Form in alternative formats, phone 0131 475 2600 or email