MK45, Bedford
£23,000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Job title: VCSE Pathways Coordinator
Post no: 402
Working base: HQ, Flitwick
Area covered: Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes
Reports to: Project Support Manager
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £23,000 per annum
Contracted hours: 37 Hours a week
Working days: Monday to Friday
Working hours: To be agreed
Flexibility required: Evenings and/or weekends depending on agreed hours
Checks needed: Enhanced DBS and 2 satisfactory references
Start date: ASAP

About Mind BLMK 
Mind BLMK works across our communities to support positive mental health and wellbeing. Working closely with a range of partners, we offer a number of activities from our wellbeing centres and local venues to make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of people in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, and our aim is to make sure that no-one has to face a mental health problem alone.

About the role 
We are delighted to advertise for this new role as part of our growing organisation. The right individual will be able coordinate referrals to help people with their mental health and prevention of suicide. Our ideal candidate will be able to assess individuals needs and be able to tailor support for each person.  This role will be an important link for our relationships with external services and help to break down any access barriers.

Responsibilities include:

  • To be the first point of contact to receive referrals from external services including A&E, police, Ambulance, GP and NHS 111 Option 2 for mental health support and for those with suicidal feelings and are in crisis or distress.
  • Assess the needs of all referrals and refer individuals to the appropriate service(s) for support. These services will include internal Mind BLMK services, Voluntary sector, and other relevant community groups.
  • Promote and raise awareness of this service across the whole Mind BLMK including building relationships with referral organisations and the community and voluntary sector.
  • To set up referral routes in to and out of the service which are effective and break down any access barriers.

About you 

  • Working with people with mental health needs to improve their wellbeing
  • Working with internal and external colleagues to achieve shared outcomes
  • Experience of service promotion and development

Skills, abilities and knowledge

  • Knowledge of mental health conditions and how these might present in primary care
  • Understanding the wellbeing needs of and working with people with mental health needs, including those from culturally diverse communities.
  • Advanced interpersonal and presentation skills
  • IT (MS Outlook, Word and Excel and internet).
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Good communication, motivational and negotiation skills.
  • Valid driving licence and access to a car for work.
  • Knowledge of local relevant organisations, community activities and leisure facilities.

Qualifications and training

  • Willingness to work towards relevant qualifications


  • Annual Leave: 23 days (pro rata)
  • Bank Holidays: All (pro rata) as per April to March for each year – usually 8
  • NEST pension scheme: Auto-enrolment (employer contributes 3%, employee contributes 5%)
  • Health Plan: Optional
  • Learning and Development: In-house and external as appropriate for the role.
  • Flexible Working: On request (in line with Mind BLMK policy on Right to Request Flexible Working)
  • Disability Confident Employer signatory: Mind BLMK has been annually assessed and approved as a Disability Confident Employer (previously “Two Ticks”) since 2008.
  • Mindful Employer and Mindful Employer Plus signatory: Mind BLMK has been committed to the Mindful Employer charter since 2008.

If you feel you would be a good fit for this role and would enjoy representing Mind BLMK’s mental health work, then we would love to hear from you.

Closing date: Friday 21 May 2021 @ 5pm


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Posted on: 07 May 2021
Closed date: 21 May 2021
Job ref: 157512_MD
Tags: Advice, Information, Social Care/Development