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East Midlands Chamber


Employment Adviser

Ongoing (we close ongoing adverts once sufficient applications are received)

£26,520 to £27,000 per annum

Fixed term until 29 November 2024, full time (35 hours per week)

Glossop. Additional regular travel required across the High Peak, and occasionally throughout Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

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Why the post exists

Are you passionate about making a difference and helping others? Would you like to work in an environment that puts the customer (our participants) at the heart of everything we do? 

As an Employment Adviser within the Employment Services department you will play a key role in delivering the Work & Health Programme, which aims to help people who have a health condition or disability, the long-term unemployed and other specified disadvantaged groups (Early Access Groups) find, enter and sustain work.

You will be a self-motivated and target-driven individual who has a track record of delivering excellent customer service and wants to help people to achieve their full potential.  


Key areas of responsibility

  • To attract, register, support and progress programme participants.
  • Use a variety of techniques to influence participants perception of working and therefore achieve sustainable employment, including; effective diagnosis, coaching and training on a one-to-one or group basis, action planning and health & wellbeing support.
  • Deliver the programme both in fixed Chamber locations, co-location sites and community venues, to ensure our services are accessible to all.
  • Manage own workload/diary and adhere to deadlines.
  • Work to and achieve strict sales targets.
  • Help participants identify barriers and achieve a better lifestyle for themselves by pushing and promoting the benefits of being in paid work.

For more information please click here to view the job description and person specification.


Ideally applicants will possess

  • A can-do, upbeat and energetic attitude.
  • Be self-motivated and looking for a unique challenge.  
  • Are confident delivering employability support both one-to-one and in group settings.  
  • Have excellent local knowledge of support services and employment opportunities.  
  • Able to show compassion and build rapport with participants.  
  • Able to motivate participants and support them to achieve their goals.
  • Has experience of working towards challenging targets.  
  • Thrives on challenging targets.
  • Passionate about helping people to achieve their potential.
  • Be dependable, reliable, trustworthy and capable of exercising diplomacy.
  • Willing and able to travel between delivery sites.


What you can expect in return


25 days holiday plus bank holidays each year (pro rata for part time)


8% non-contributory pension scheme


Wellbeing support including access to Westfield Health plan, Mental Health First Aiders, self help toolkits, discounts and more


Your Birthday off plus an extra day of leave after 5 and 10 years' service


Life assurance (death in service support scheme) for your beneficiaries


Dress for the day policy and agile working practices (role dependent)


2 CSR days to take per year (volunteering activity)


Access to tax-free childcare and Bike2Work schemes


Special leave for bereavement, compassionate leave & dependent related time off


Learning and development opportunities


Flexibility to take unpaid leave, paid study leave & special leave for territorial army


Recognition and engagement schemes including our Our Stars


Tax free 45p per business mile for cars (up to 10,000 miles per year)


Employee social events

Company Overview

About us

East Midlands Chamber is a well-respected and award winning organisation that aims to enhance businesses and communities in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. With more than 4,000 members, we have established a reputation as the voice of the region's economy.

How to apply

Found a great role? It’s easy to work for us. Simply follow the three steps below. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Send your CV and a covering letter detailing why you believe that you will add value to the role and the Chamber to with the subject line as the vacancy reference, EMC3G.

Alternatively, post your application to: FAO HR department, East Midlands Chamber, Commerce House, Millennium Way, Dunston Road, Chesterfield, S41 8ND

Applications that do not include both a CV and covering letter will not be considered.

If you’re successful at this stage, you will be invited for an interview. If you’re unsuccessful, the Chamber’s HR team will let you know by email.

First, you’ll be invited to interview either virtually via Microsoft Teams or in-person (role dependant). If your interview goes well, you may invited to attend a second interview or offered the role. Some interviews might require you to compile some research or to prepare a presentation. At the end of the interview, the interviewer will confirm the timeline for next steps.

Interviews usually last around an hour with a mix of competency based interview questions, and in some cases, we might ask you to carry out some practical exercises.

Decisions will be made at each stage of the process, as we score applicants against the role criteria. If you’re successful, we will contact you to make an offer. This will be followed up in writing and a contract will be sent to you once a start date is confirmed. You will receive information on your induction and what you will do on your first day. If you have any questions, please just get in touch.

If you’re unsuccessful, we will either write to you or contact you by telephone, and if you’ve attended an interview we’re more than happy to provide feedback. You’re welcome to apply again for another role in the future.

Chamber Statement

East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) is an equal opportunities employer and Disability Confident Leader.

All suitably qualified individuals are encouraged to apply for vacancies, and they will be considered solely based on merit regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. The business is dedicated to retaining talent and therefore it may decide to prioritise and support internal applicants during recruitment exercises. Applicants are required to disclose any unspent convictions or cautions and company director disqualifications in their covering letter. Any reasonable adjustments needed to support applicants should be submitted to