RDW2019 Case Study: Jane Stringer, BDO at Enable25/09/2019
What is Enable, and what is your role there?
“Enable is a ‘Supported Employment Service’ aiding people with learning disabilities to find paid employment. I am a Business Development Officer (BDO) for Enable and it is my role to source potential employment for our candidates. We supply a job coach for those seeking employment, acting as a point of contact during the interview process, as well as being able to provide advice and support throughout their new job role.”
How were you introduced to Auctus Management Group Ltd (AMG)?
“We had an initial meeting set up with Rose Rees, Head of Engagement and Skills, who discussed cleaning positions that were currently available at the Bilston Road Site for the Midland Metro Alliance. The process was extremely quick, and the interviews resulted in 2 Enable candidates being posted at the Bilston Road Depot.”
How have you found the service?
“We have found the service amazing; they have been able to facilitate everything we required and dealt with our needs quickly, efficiently and professionally. I can’t praise them enough for how they have supported us, to get our clients into the workplace.”
What have the outcomes been for the workers?
“We initially started with 2 cleaners, and it soon became apparent that to facilitate the volume of traffic coming through the site, we needed more hours. Following this, another 2 cleaning staff from Enable, were recruited for afternoon shifts, and a further 2 were selected for the weekend positions. We have now got 6 staff working on the site 7 days a week, and it’s running very smoothly.”
Established in 1994 as a specialist mental health employment service, Enable has since expanded to include employment services for all disability groups. Our highly experienced Employment Officers support and advise people with disabilities or mental health needs to find work suited to their interests and skills. This allows us to assist people in their efforts to achieve sustainable employment in mainstream competitive jobs.
To find out more, please visit their website: https://www.enableservices.co.uk/