Salary: £36,011 – £42,014 per annum

Location: Office base Haywards Heath; mobile working between Chichester, Horsham, Crawley and Mid-Sussex

Hours: 36 per week

Contract Type: Permanent


Are you passionate about providing people with support, advice and guidance to assist them into employment?

An exciting opportunity has arisen with Clarion Futures for an exceptional Employment Support Officer to join the team.

As a key member of our team working out of our Haywards Heath office, you’ll assess local needs across a variety of patches; developing and delivering projects and one to one support to our customers. You’ll provide high quality advice and guidance to ensure our customers have the right skills to enter employment, as well as helping them to identify the issues facing them so they can make sound decisions concerning their future.

You’ll enjoy understanding your customers’ needs and developing individual action plans with them, setting unambiguous and achievable goals in order to support them into training.

You’ll have a natural ability to build and maintain trust and be able to demonstrate an organised and methodical approach in recording and monitoring outputs against agreed targets. You’ll be expected to have, or be working towards, a relevant Advice and Guidance qualification.

Some of your other duties will include:

This is a fantastic opportunity to utilise your extensive skills and experience to really make a difference for peoples’ lives.

Closing Date: Thursday 14th March 2024 at midnight.

For further details on this vacancy, please click ‘apply’.

As you can imagine, the full job description includes lots more detail so do check it out – Employment Support Officer

Applicants must be able to regularly travel between Chichester, Arun, Horsham, Crawley or Haywards Heath, at least 3 times a week.

This post is subject to Enhanced Adult Criminal Record Check Clearance.

In the event that we receive a high volume of applications, we reserve the right to close this advert early.

You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this vacancy; Clarion are not able to offer visa sponsorship.  You are required to reside in the UK for the duration of your employment. 

Clarion Futures

Clarion Futures is our charitable foundation. We work together with partners to make a positive difference to the lives of people living in Clarion homes and communities.

Our work is centred on providing our residents with the tools and support to help overcome any challenges they face. Every year we support thousands of people into work and provide people with help in managing money, gaining and developing digital skills and contributing to the life of their communities.

We’re a partner of choice for organisations ranging from FTSE companies and government departments to local charities and social enterprises. With more than 350,000 residents, our size and reach gives us a presence that few other charities can match.

In 2021/22, we invested £16.3 million into our work with residents and communities, generating more than £123m in social value, making the work of Clarion Futures one of the biggest social investment programmes in the UK.


Diversity and Inclusion


We want Clarion to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential.  We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.


We’re committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Clarion an inclusive place to work.