Richmond Fellowship
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£19,864.00 per annum with progression to £20,891.00 pa
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

You have recent experience in the mental health field (or a related area) and a good understanding of service user involvement, how the use of skilled volunteers can really make a difference to someone’s life and of the Recovery and Personalisation agenda. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Richmond Fellowship as an Employment Advisor.

We are looking for someone to join our county wide team, offering Employment Support within the city of Cambridge. We support people living with mental health problems to develop a sense of independence, purpose and fulfilment; to develop their social networks and gain the skills they need to return to work or training where this is their goal. But, we need your help. Your challenge? We help individuals with mental health problems to find paid employment, or unpaid voluntary work, plus we assist employers and employees to successfully resolve mental health problems in the workplace.

The successful candidate will support the delivery of our Employment Service. This will see you focus on motivating, supporting and providing person-centred advice and guidance to people receiving support to enable them to move into suitable and sustainable work. As well as a good understanding of people with mental health problems, you will have experience of networking/liaising with local employers and the initiative to develop and promote a service.

Excellent motivational, presentation and listening skills are all essential to the role, as is a willingness to travel in the local area and occasionally work outside of office hours.   Being Customer focused, well organised and collaborative in your approach, you’re a great administrator too. Indeed, you pride yourself on your word processing skills and ability to keep accurate computer records/use a database. The successful candidate will be expected to have a flexible approach to working to ensure effective service delivery.

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

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 will be considered for an interview.

This is a full-time post at 37.5 hours a week.

This is a rolling recruitment process, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply.

Recovery Focus is 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: 11 November 2019
Closed date: 22 November 2019
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker