Greater London
£23,500 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
  • £23,500
  • Full time
  • Permanent contract
  • Based in London Borough of Lewisham

Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind is a highly regarded local charity, helping people to be mentally healthy and working together with those experiencing mental health problems and dementia to improve their quality of life. With an annual turnover of £5M, over 150 staff and 200 volunteers, we are one of the largest charities in the Mind network.

BLG Mind is working in partnership with South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) to deliver the Primary Care Mental Health Service for Lewisham. We have an exciting opportunity to work as part of an integrated team providing support to people with long-term mental health problems within a primary care setting, supporting people to develop their independence, self-management skills and achieve their recovery goals.

We are looking for a full time Peer Support Worker to work alongside Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind and SLaM colleagues to deliver this service.

The successful candidate will provide recovery-orientated peer support to people with long-term mental health problems, facilitating access to community activities and emotional support. You will also need to recruit and facilitate volunteers to undertake this work as well. Supporting volunteers may include mentoring and coaching.

Successful applicants will be expected to undergo an Enhanced Level Disclosure and Barring Service check

Staff benefits include a matched contribution pension scheme, 25 days’ holiday (pro-rata, rising with service), quality supervision and training opportunities. See our website for more reasons to work for Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind.

BLG Mind offer flexibility for hybrid working (some days at home and some in the office) where this supports staff wellbeing and fits with the needs of clients and the charity. As a people-focused organisation, we expect all staff to spend regular time at their work base as part of these arrangements.

We recognise the importance of having a diverse and inclusive work force, and would therefore particularly welcome applications from the following, currently under-represented, groups:

  • People from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds
  • Young people
  • Disabled people
  • People with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities

BLG Mind is committed to meeting the reasonable adjustments of disabled people.

BLG Mind always welcomes applications from people with lived experience of mental health problems.

Closing date: Wednesday 27th October (11:59pm)
Likely interview date: Wednesday 10th November

Please apply via our website

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Refreshed on: 21 October 2021
Closed date: 27 October 2021
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