The Orchardville Society

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We are currently recruiting for the following position:

Employment Officer (Workable)

Orchardville is a registered charity under the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland. We have been supporting people with Learning Disabilities and / or Autism in employment in Belfast for over 35 years. Founded in 1982 by a group of parents and carers who sought a more challenging alternative to Day Centres, Orchardville has continued to grow geographically and the services offered have developed and expanded substantially over the years.

  • Salary: £20,094 + 7% non-contributory pension scheme (after qualifying period)
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Monday - Friday 9am - 4.30pm)
  • Location: 144 - 152 Ravenhill Road, Belfast

This is an exciting opportunity to join Orchardville through an exciting period of transition and growth.

About the Job:

The post holder will deliver the Orchardville Workable (NI) programme on behalf of the Supported Employment Solutions (SES) Consortium across the Greater Belfast area and beyond.

The overall purpose of the post is to support individuals with learning disability and / or Autism Spectrum Condition to sustain their employment through the delivery of a comprehensive support package. The post holder may also be required to assist clients with career improvement and job search in addition to providing training, support and assistance to employers.

This job is funded by Workable (NI) until July 2021, with possibility of further extension.

For full details of the role please call Anne on 028 9073 2326 or email or for an application pack. Details can also be found on our regualr job boards ( and

Closing Date: Friday 26th January at 12 noon.CV’s will not be accepted.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, an analysis of the composition of our workforce has revealed that men, members of the Roman Catholic community and those from ethnic minority backgrounds are current under-represented. We would, therefore, particularly welcome applications from men, Roman Catholics and those from ethnic minority backgrounds. All appointments will be made solely on the basis of merit.


Applicants are advised that they must be available to attend on the following dates if shortlisted for interview: 

  • Tuesday 6th February 2018
  • Friday 9th February 2018