Tower Hamlets, London, Greater London

£26289 (20280 for 27 hours)

Permanent

Women's Employment Worker

About the organisation

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Job Description

Working Well is a mental health and employment charity working mainly in the East End of London.  All of our projects share the aim of improving the lives of those with mental health experiences through training and employment.  We are an IPS Centre of Excellence.

Women’s Employment Worker:

We would like to recruit someone to the new post of Women’s Employment Worker to join our employment team.  The post is for 27 hours per week.

We want to address the challenges faced by many women with lived experience of mental health issues to improve their career prospects by supporting them out of low paid jobs to careers that provide better opportunities, better pay and/or a better work-life balance.

You will support clients to develop a plan their career progression, supporting them to access training, education, confidence building and/or wellbeing activities that will help them to achieve their short and long term goals.

You will also work with current and/or new employers to help your clients access jobs with their current employer or with a new employer.

Ideally the successful candidate will have a strong track record of employer engagement and of employment support.  You must be comfortable in approaching employers, working with them to support client’s goals and to deal with any in-work issue. 

Please click apply to send your CV and 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.  The deadline for applications is Tuesday 11th December at 9am.  An initial short-list will be compiled, and selected candidates will be contacted during the following week for a screening interview. Formal interviews will be held on the 18th December.

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.  23 days annual leave plus paid public holidays.  We can be flexible on working days and times as this is not a full time post. 

Working Well Trust is an equal opportunities and positive about disabilities employer (two ticks).