Farringdon, Greater London
£26,690 - £31,400 pa
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? Then join us as Wellbeing Advisor, playing a pivotal role in making Save the Children a safe, kind and supportive organisation for staff by providing technical guidance and support to help them to look after their mental health and wellbeing.

In our Support Services department, we fight for children every single day. We provide leadership and direction in the business of running an efficient organisation. We ensure our resources are used to maximum effect. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

As Wellbeing Advisor you will play a crucial role in the Safeguarding team, providing one to one support to staff members, assist in the coordination and delivery of wellbeing support options for staff, and undertake Wellbeing initiatives that promote good mental health and build resilience. In addition you will:

  • Lead on the development of interventions relating to the promotion of the psychosocial wellbeing of Staff
  • Support the co-ordination, delivery and monitoring of our in-house trauma support programme, the AWARE Programme
  • Provide support to the Mental Health First Aiders, creating a highly trained and supported network
  • Develop and implement wellbeing projects and initiatives, in line with the Wellbeing Strategy, taking accountability meeting deadlines and quality targets
  • Develop and deliver mental health training and guidance to equip staff to be able to recognise and act to improve psychological wellbeing for themselves and others.

To be successful you will have a Psychology, counselling, social work or similar qualification or appropriate professional experience. Strong communication skills are key to this role, as well as being able to demonstrate an interest and understanding of others and the ability to be work in a non-judgemental, empathic and proactive manner. In addition you will have:

  • Experience of supporting staff from a wide range of background and cultures
  • Knowledge of mental health issues and therapeutic approaches that can be applied
  • Experience providing 1:1 mental health and wellbeing support to staff or beneficiaries, preferably with a focus on the impact of primary and secondary trauma
  • A strong understanding of the ethical framework in which wellbeing work is undertaken, including the implications of conflicts of interest and managing work with the utmost discretion
  • Experience of developing and delivery trainings, workshops, presentations on issues of wellbeing and mental health issues.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world, and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 11th October 2019

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Posted on: 23 September 2019
Closed date: 11 October 2019
Tags: Advice, Information, Human Resources