The Orchardville Society

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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.

We are currently recruiting for the following position:

Employment Officer – Orchardville

Salary: £20,094 per annum + 7% non-contributory pension scheme (after qualifying period).

Hours: 35 per week (Monday - Friday 9am - 4.30pm)

Location: Based in Belfast, covering Belfast Health & Social Care Trust and / or South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust areas

This role is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) until March 2022, with possibility of further extension.

The post-holder will:

Support participants with Learning Disability and/or Autism on our Ignite2 project to secure and sustain paid or voluntary employment opportunities. Using the supported employment model, they will deliver a tailored personal programme that will guide participant’s progression towards their agreed employability goals. To maximise progression for participants, the Employment Officer will be required to engage with employers; sourcing meaningful work experience and paid opportunities as appropriate.

Closing Date: Wednesday 4th July 2018 at 12noon

A full job description and application pack for this role can be found on our partner job boards ( or or alternatively these can be requested by emailing or phoning the office on 028 9073 2326. 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.