Richmond Fellowship
Chertsey, Surrey
Leatherhead, Surrey
£21,764 pa + excellent benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you interested in helping people who have, or are recovering from, mental health problems, integrate back into work? Would you like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, insight, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with? Then join us as an Employment Adviser.


Right now, one of our partners, Richmond Fellowship, is looking for an Employment Adviser to join their Surrey Employment Service in IAPT. We help individuals with mental health problems to find paid employment, or unpaid voluntary work. We also assist employers and employees to successfully resolve mental health problems in the workplace. But, it’s only possible with the help of people like you.


This role is part of an employment advice service, working closely with clinicians working to provide psychological therapies to people with common mental health problems through the NHS IAPT service. The post holders will support service users with common mental health problems to gain, return to or retain employment. The role will involve working directly with Jobcentre Plus, employers, trade unions and employment agencies to keep people in employment and secure employment opportunities.


 Your challenge? To do everything you can to help the individuals we work with to source appropriate work experience placements, paid or voluntary roles with local organisations/employers. Day to day, you’ll offer support, careers advice and guidance, helping people to set their own recovery and employment  focused goals and  provide training in personal and skills development such as CV preparation, interview techniques etc. You’ll also be responsible for establishing and maintaining positive links with partner organisations, local employers and other relevant agencies and have the initiative to develop and promote the service. Additionally, you will have responsibility for maintaining efficient admin systems to ensure referrals, assessments and reviews are completed in a timely manner.


As well as a good understanding of mental health problems and the issues and barriers this can create for our clients, you’ll need excellent motivational, presentation and listening skills and be required to travel in the relevant Surrey area and to work outside of office hours as required.


This role can either be based at our Chertsey or Leatherhead office. A driver with full driving licence and access to car is essential.


The salary for this post is £21,764.00 per annum. Subsequent salary progression up to a maximum of £22,791 will apply to this post, subject to the postholder meeting the eligibility and performance criteria.


We are committed to increasing our diversity and we would welcome applications from those with lived experience and/or who are from a BAME background.


It is a mandatory requirement of the application process for this post that candidates submit a CV and Supporting Statement, thus only candidates that provide this, and who meet the essential criteria within the person specification,  will be considered for an interview.


Closing date: 2nd December 2020 at 11:59pm however we do reserve the right to close the vacancy early in the instance that a sufficient number of applications are received.


Interviews: 7th & 8th December 2020

So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits?  Apply now via our website.

Richmond Fellowship is part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.

Posted on: 20 November 2020
Closed date: 02 December 2020
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker