Autism Strategy and Employment Project Manager PO4
Bursting with culture, energy and opportunity, Waltham Forest is a place where people want to live, raise a family, and start a business. We do all we can to improve the lives of residents and maintain the borough’s reputation as an attractive place to visit and invest in. It’s also a fantastic place to work.
Waltham Forest Council is committed to reducing the inequalities that people face. The Council is developing an Employment Strategy that will focus on supporting people to prepare for, find, and retain employment. In addition, the Council has recently developed an All-Age Autism Strategy which aims to make Waltham Forest a more autism-friendly Borough. We are seeking a Project Manager to manage these two workstreams and related areas of work.
The post will sit within the Families Integrated Commissioning Team and report to the Integrated Commissioning Manager.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to form collaborative relationships with key stakeholders. You should have a positive and proactive approach to work and be able to drive your own progress and use initiative to achieve results.
We encourage applications from candidates from a range of backgrounds and experiences, but experience in employment or autism would be desirable.
For further information on this role please contact Kate Delaney, Integrated Commissioning Manager: Kate.Delaney@walthamforest.gov.uk
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy
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