Employability Support Service

The Employment Support Service was set up in 1998 as part of the Community Services Department within The Moray Council.

The service was created to help residents of Moray who are disadvantaged by a condition, illness or disability to gain, sustain or retain some kind of employment.

The service also helps individuals to access training to make them more employable.

The service can be accessed while individuals are still at school at around the age of 14 and continue through into adulthood.

Adults wishing to join the service can phone for an application form and will then be invited along for a chat to find out more about their needs and goals.

Everyone who requests support will be matched up with an Employment Development Worker who will work with them to write up a tailor-made package which will help them to find the right job.

There is no time limit with the service.  Some individuals may join only for a short time and then move on to Open Employment which means they no longer need assistance.  Other individuals may require ongoing support throughout their employment.

You can use the Employment Support Service if you:

  • - Are in receipt of Incapacity Benefit, Employment & Support Allowance (ESA) or Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • - If you have a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act which states:
    * A person is defined as having a disability if they have a mental or physical impairment
    * This has an adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities
    * The adverse effect is substantial
    * The adverse effect is long-term (meaning it has lasted for 12 months, or is likely to last for more than 12 months or for the rest of their life)
  • - Reside in Moray

Address
The Annexe

HQ Reception

High Street

Elgin

IV30 1BX

Tel:  01343 563866

employmentsupportservice@moray.gov.uk