Job Vacancy: Rapid Response Advisor (Restart)

Job Ref: (065-24)

  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Salary: £25,650 per annum
  • Hours available: 37 hours per week
  • Location: Cromwell Court, Ipswich
  • Business travel required

Want to be part of a team delivering the Restart contract for Realise Futures? We are looking to recruit a Rapid Response Advisor to join our current team in Ipswich.

You will be delivering a Rapid Response within the Restart Scheme, an intensive and tailored support to help unemployed people find work.

Your role will working with participants who are in work and/or have fallen out of employment. Working in a team environment, you are ambitious for yourself as well as those you support, and an excellent communicator who is solution focused, organised, motivational and inspiring.
Are you the winning combination we need to secure and sustain meaningful employment for our participants?

The main purpose of the role is to support unemployed jobseekers (our participants) with finding and sustaining employment, engage with employers and make local communities aware of the benefits of our service. Our participants experience with us is integral to the success of our business and providing them with an excellent service is at the very core of the Rapid Response Advisor role.

This role is subject to a DBS check. The successful applicant will be subject to Right to Work in the UK prior to employment.

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About us:

The purpose of Realise Futures is to improve the wellbeing, mental health and employability of disabled and 
disadvantaged people whilst contributing to the economy in our communities. Realise Futures operates as a hybrid company combining commercial trade with personal & government funded public services. Our aim is to create opportunities for people to succeed in work, learning and life through three company departments, Learning Coaching & Advice, Employment and RF Works (seven distinct Social Businesses).Together they provide professional and tailored opportunities
that support people to realise their potential.  As one of the largest Community Interest Companies in the East of England, 
we employ approximately 230 staff, 40% of which have a declared disability.

Realise Futures is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children, 
and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Realise Futures is proud to be a mindful employer that offers a range of employee benefits including;

  • Flexible working arrangements (where business needs allow)
  • Performance related pay increase system as part of the appraisal process
  • 45p per mile expenses (cars, first 10,000 miles, excluding commute)
  • Appreciation Award if successfully nominated: £150 per individual OR £500 shared across your team
  • Annual Colleague Awards event at our AGM.
  • 25 days annual leave (in addition to recognised bank holidays)
  • Additional day of paid leave around your birthday
  • Additional paid wellbeing day
  • 3 days additional annual leave after 3 years service
  • An additional day’s paid leave on the day that you celebrate a 5-year work anniversary with Realise Futures
  • Disability leave policy that is separate from Sickness Absence
  • A confidential counselling service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to you and members of your immediate family
  • Trained First Aid Mental Health First Aiders
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Occupational pension scheme

To find out more:
For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact: Julie Sidney 07568128050

Closing date: 21st June 2024.

Interview date: 25th June 2024 – please ensure you are available on this date prior to applying

How to apply:

To apply, please complete the Online Application Form by clicking the blue ‘Apply Now’ button.

If you have any further queries, or difficulties in completing the Application Form, please email:

Realise Futures CIC -A company operating across Suffolk and Norfolk combining commercial trade of products and services alongside work placements, employment 
and training opportunities. The primary aim of the business is to improve and promote the economic and social wellbeing of those who are 
disadvantaged and/or disabled.  The company is organised in three divisions, Learning and Development, Employment and RF Works (seven distinct Social Businesses).  Together they provide professional and tailored opportunities that support people to realise their potential.  
Realise Futures: Enhancing People’s Lives.