Working Well is a mental health and employment charity working in London. All of our projects share the aim of improving the lives of people with mental health, learning disabilities and/or complex issues through training and employment.
We are recruiting for a new team for the Supported Employment Service for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. The Team Manager post is available as a full time post with a caseload or part time (17.5 hours) without a caseload.
Supported Team Manager post:
- manage a team with of 2.5 employment specialists and an administrator
- the role is to support people affected by mental health, learning disabilities, homelessness, addiction issues in to competitive employment
- involves signposting to support services and agencies to increase employability
- involves working directly with employers to meet job targets
- promote the service including attendance of networks and forums
Working Well employment teams work with clients to identify their employment needs and then actively support them to achieve their employment goals, often engaging employers directly to secure jobs. We focus on people’s strengths and potential, working with clients who want to find work regardless of their experience level and background. We do not use the phrase "job ready" as the only criteria is whether someone wants to get a job.
Experience of employment support is essential but more important than that experience is that you share our commitment to supporting people to find the right job for them. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of employment support, ideally working with clients with learning disabiilities or those with complex issues. You must be comfortable in approaching employers, persuading them to use our service, working with them to recruit our clients to fill vacancies and sustain employment.
Previous experience of managing a team is not essential but an ability to support collegues and to demonstrate good practice is required.
You will work closely with clinical teams, providing a coordinated approach that always remains client led. You will also be in working to targets whilst maintaining a high-quality service.
Please click apply to send your CV and CV cover letter, please look at the attached job description and person specification to make sure your cover letter addresses the essential requirements for this post.
Applicants who do not complete the cv cover form will not be considered for shortlisting - please do not use the 'quick apply' option as you will not be able to upload the cover form.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 4th September at 9am. An initial short-list will be compiled and selected candidates will be contacted on Thursday for a screening interview. Formal interviews will be held the following week.
We may bring the closing date forward if we receive enough quality applications before that date so please apply early.
Staff benefits include an employer contribution to a personal or workplace pension equivalent to 6% of gross salary. 30 days annual leave plus paid public holidays.
Working Well Trust is an equal opportunities and positive about disabilities employer (two ticks).
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.