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Mental Health Support / Peer Mentor
£18,535 Per annum (£7,414 pro rata)
Up to 15 hours per week (including evenings and weekends)
12-month fixed contract
Our client has been at the forefront of helping to develop a range of supportive interventions and alternatives for individuals who are experiencing emotional / psychological distress. They are also an organisation that places high value on employing those who have lived experience and have a successful track record in the recruitment, training and support of Peer Mentors into their organisation.
They are looking to recruit a part time Peer Mentor to work closely with people who have experienced mental health difficulties and are being supported to move out of a hospital environment. You will support their discharge from the hospital setting and assist with resettlement and independence, helping them to manage their physical, psychological, and emotional health needs. Using a person-centred approach, you will focus on maintaining and strengthening the person’s wellbeing and enabling people to build personal coping strategies and resilience.
You will demonstrate a good understanding of lived experience of mental health, in particular the social determinants that sustain and improve psychological and physical well-being and maintain independence. With an empathic understanding, you will demonstrate knowledge of managing difficult situations and the individual recovery journey. Excellent verbal, written and IT skills are essential along with the ability to liaise with professionals and local community networks. A good working knowledge of local facilities, organisations and resources is also required in this post.
Their people are key to the success of the organisation and we are recognised as both a Mindful Employer as well as achieving Gold standard success in Investors in People. They welcome applications from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.
Closing date for application is Wednesday 26 January 2022
Interviews will take place on Monday 7 and Wednesday 9 February 2022
About the role:
The recruitment team is an award-winning team responsible for sourcing, selecting and hiring diverse individuals who have the potential to become excellent social workers on the Frontline programme. There are two attraction managers co-leading a team to build the pipelines of prospective applicants, securing c. 3700 applications and subsequently 452 participants for the programmes in 2022 and 2023. This will directly impact the organisational aim to have 4,000 impactful fellows by 2025.
A little bit about you:
We are looking for someone experienced in Attraction Management with a strong belief in and enthusiasm for Frontline's aims and missions.
You will need experience in:
- Managing attraction strategies, sourcing talent and building a brand across university and career changer audiences.
- Advertising and marketing campaigns.
You can find out more about this role in our job pack.
We believe that diversity makes for a stronger team and want our organisation to better reflect the communities we serve. Therefore, we are actively seeking applicants from ethnic minority backgrounds for this role. We are also a disability confident employer and welcome applicants with disabilities. Please let us know how we can make the recruitment process more accessible for you by emailing our People team which is found on our current opportunities page.
We only accept applications through our non-biased recruitment website, Pinpoint.
Starfish Health and Wellbeing offers a range of services across the Midlands and Northeast England. We are looking for a Community Link Worker to support our Social Prescribing service during a period of maternity cover
Title: Community Link Worker - Social Prescribing
Hours: 37.5 hrs per week
Contract: Temporary Fixed Term till September 2022
Salary: £22,000 per annum
Social Prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to a non-medical professional who gives time, focus on “what matters to the individual” and takes an holistic approach, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. The successful candidate will support existing and help people to start new community groups by working collaboratively with local partners. Key outcomes are increased activity, community involvement and improved employability.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to support this project.
Duties will include:
- Taking referrals from a wide range of agencies.
- Relationship building, including working with GP practices within primary care networks, pharmacies, multi-disciplinary teams, hospital discharge teams, allied health professionals, fire service, police, job centres, social care services, housing associations and voluntary, community and social enterprise other organisations as required.
- Provide personalised support to individuals, their families and carers to take control of their wellbeing, live independently and improve their health outcomes.
- Co-produce personalised support plans to improve health and wellbeing.
- Work together with local partners to collectively ensure that local VCSE organisations and community groups are sustainable and that community assets are nurtured, by making them aware of small grants or micro-commissioning if available, including providing support to set up new community groups and services, where gaps are identified in local provision.
- Help people identify the wider issues that impact on their health and wellbeing, such as debt, poor housing, being unemployed, loneliness and caring responsibilities.
- Data capture.
You will need experience of working with people who have suffered with a mental health problem for at least 2 years, along with a high standard of written communication and excellent interpersonal skills. Applicants must have a good understanding of the voluntary sector and demonstrate empathy and a non-judgemental approach.
Closing date for completed applications: 21st January 2022.
TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please download and complete the application pack attached in 'additional documents' and then click on the 'How to Apply' button for details of where to send it.
Starfish Health and Wellbeing is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. All Post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.
Starfish Health and Wellbeing is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Please do not send CVs.
No agencies please.
The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK – we support people and communities to prosper and thrive.
National Lottery players raise an incredible £36 million a week for good causes. This money funds projects and activities that transform communities, protect our heritage and enrich lives through arts, spots and culture. We are proud to be one of 12 distributors responsible for awarding this funding across the UK.
Thanks to National Lottery players, last year we were able to award over half a billion pounds of life-changing funding to UK communities, supporting thousands of projects making a real difference to people’s lives.
Over eight in ten of our grants were for under £10,000 going to grassroots groups and charities across the UK doing great things to support their communities, during a particularly tough time.
We also distribute non-National Lottery funds, working closely with Government on funding for important issues, such as tackling loneliness, multiple and complex needs, mental health and distributing Dormant Accounts money.
Over the last five years we’ve awarded a total of £3.4 billion, of which £2.7 billion is National Lottery money.
We fund things that matter – whether helping communities respond positively to national, regional or local priorities, or helping the UK achieve its big social ambitions. Our grants range from £500 up to multi-million-pound programmes – supporting people and projects to do extraordinary things and bring great ideas for their community to life.
About the Role
We are excited to be recruiting for a People Advisor to join our People Team. Are you passionate about creating an excellent employee experience? Then you could be our new People Advisor.
Reporting into an experienced a Senior People Business Partner, you’ll be accountable for coaching, facilitating and supporting management teams across the Fund to proactively resolve a variety of People-related matters.
A generalist role, you will become involved in all aspects of the People agenda and work with the Senior People Business Partners to focus on identifying and leading on key initiatives which will make a real difference to out managers and leaders.
You will collaborate with our People specialists in ED&I, Recruitment and ER to develop our employee experience and well-being.
You will be a credible People professional who can demonstrate your ability to use your knowledge and experience to help identify improvements within People policies and procedures, providing recommendations for change.
A supportive, inclusive team-player with a focus on both personal and team learning and development, with a continuous improvement mindset, you will demonstrate a passion for creating an excellent employee experience and role-model the Fund’s values which contribute to an inclusive culture.
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 37 Hours per week
Location:Birmingham or Newcastle office, we are homeworking currently but hybrid working moving forward
Interview: W/C 31st January
- CIPD qualification or working towards
- An excellent knowledge of HR processes, procedures and employment law
- Excellent stakeholder management skills, collaborative and able to challenge and influence as appropriate
- Previous experience as a generalist People Professional
- Evidence of having successfully led on People based projects
- Works inclusively, to utilise expertise of wider People team and promote the People team to the wider organisation
- Commercially astute, with the ability to tailor approach based on business priorities
- Proactive decision-making and problem-solving skills, ability to use initiative and work autonomously with a solutions-focussed approach
We seek to develop our staff and offer a wide range of personal development opportunities.
We offer a wide range of generous benefits including:
- Generous annual leave and company pension scheme
- Flexible working to support staff with their work/life balance, taking into account things such as caring responsibilities, worship and attendance at religious festivals
- Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
- Season ticket and cycle to work loans
- Paid volunteering leave
How to Apply
Visit our jobs page on The National Lottery Community Fund website for full details and to apply.
Communities in the UK come in all shapes and sizes. National Lottery funding is for everyone – we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and work hard to ensure our funding reaches where it is needed.
We also believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. We are committed to being an inclusive and great place to work, and recognise our people come from diverse backgrounds. As such we particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We welcome applications from disabled people and will proactively make reasonable adjustments if needed through the recruitment process and during employment. This can be related to a physical and mental health conditions.
We are also proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion, supporting our commitment to being a great place to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
- Applications Close: 9am Monday 17th January 2022
- Location: London, Birmingham or Remote
- Reporting to: Strategy and Impact Director
- Salary: £35,000 to £40,000 per annum (including £3,000 London weighting)
- Interview Date 1st round: 26th - 27th January 2022
- Interview Date 2nd round: 3rd February 2022
- Start Date: ASAP
- Contract: Full-Time, Permanent
- Benefits: Employee pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, travel card loan, flexible working, Perkbox, Employee Assistance Programme
This role is London-based. However, we would consider applicants who would like to be based in our Birmingham office with regular travel to London, or would like to work remotely with regular travel to London. [Once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted: home-based until that point].
About The Access Project
The Access Project is an innovative education charity that helps bright young people from disadvantaged backgrounds gain places at, and transition successfully to, top universities. We support over 1,800 young people aged 14 to 18 across 35 schools.
The Access Project is expanding to become a national organisation. We work in London, the West and East Midlands, grew into West Yorkshire last year, and are expanding into the North West from September 2022. We have a team of 72 employees working in schools and in our regional offices.
A strong commitment to evidence and impact is at the heart of how we work, and we are proud that independent research shows our students achieve higher grades and are more likely to progress to top universities than similarly disadvantaged peers. We are a team passionately committed to our mission, and who support one another’s work. We are committed to improving The Access Project as a place to work for all our people and have developed a new People Strategy. We also recognise we have a way to go before we are the fully inclusive and diverse organisation we want to be, and are developing an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategy with support from external consultants and engagement from staff and trustees.
About the role
As part of the Impact & Strategy Team, the Head of Programme Development is responsible for the design, delivery and monitoring and evaluation of our strategic projects. This includes leading a small team to deliver existing pilot projects - which are testing both new programme models, and new ways of delivering components of the programme - as well as developing new projects from concept stage right through to evaluation and closure.
The post holder is responsible for ensuring that these projects are effectively managed at every stage of the project-cycle, and that evidence and learning is consolidated and used to inform the programme and delivery models that The Access Project will offer in future years.
The Head of Programme Development is someone who has a vision for change and is able to bring others along with that vision through collaborative working, excellent communications, and careful planning, delivery and monitoring. As a senior manager, the post holder will lead planning processes, manage people and budgets, and represent The Access Project externally with senior stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Cross-functional, strategic project management
- Develop and manage new and ongoing pilot projects, including the design and rollout of new programme and delivery models. Ensure effective project-cycle management, troubleshooting and internal coordination and communications.
- Develop and roll out robust M&E plans for pilot projects, with clarity on what we’ll know by when about the success of these projects. Build an evidence base of quantitative and qualitative data to understand how well different pilots are currently operating, ensuring that learning is consolidated in a collaborative way and used to inform programme and delivery models for future years.
- Continuously improve M&E approaches for pilot projects, including working with external providers to develop appropriate partnerships to support this as needed.
People and budget management
- Line manage and matrix manage Impact Team staff. Ensure that staff are well supported in their day-to-day work and have opportunities to develop in key areas, including their effectiveness as leaders.
- Lead on strategic planning for your areas of work. This includes agreeing priorities with colleagues, making detailed delivery plans, and planning improvement and change.
- Develop budgets in line with your delivery plans and with organisational guidance. Ensure that spend on your budget lines is closely monitored and that action is taken to address any expected over/under-spend.
Supporting best practice and impact culture
- Lead on sharing learning from pilots as relevant within the impact team and with other functions, to influence/support future practice. This includes creating opportunities for others in the organisation to explore what has been learned from pilots and how it can benefit their work.
- Act as a leading voice in maintaining and further developing our impact culture. Ensure that we use varied channels for sharing, recognising and celebrating impact, and that others actively engage in sharing learning with internal and external audiences.
Leadership and external representation
- Contribute meaningfully to mutual sharing of best practice across the sector and to growing the profile and reach of The Access Project, through networking and seizing opportunities. This includes being alert to new opportunities and exploring them proactively, in close coordination with colleagues.
- Provide support to the Partnerships team with applying for funding for strategic projects, and with managing and reporting on restricted funding as required.
- Represent The Access project externally with senior stakeholders. This includes putting together and delivering presentations in a variety of contexts; including senior level meetings, at short notice, across a broad range of topics.
- Working with the Impact and Strategy Director, contribute to the development of our organisational strategy as required.
- Model the tone and behavioural expectations of The Access Project amongst staff.
Knowledge, skills and experience
- Experience of designing and/or evaluating social impact programmes.
- A highly skilled project manager, including project planning, risk management, and delivering to milestones within budget.
- Sound understanding of the principles of monitoring and evaluation (M&E); experience of developing and delivering against M&E plans, including systems development/adaptation.
- Strategic thinker - able to understand strategic challenges and to think openly and creatively - as well as to develop and draw on a range of evidence - to define potential solutions.
- Experience of leading change management work – experience of planning change projects, and of collaborating across teams and communicating effectively to bring people on board.
- Solutions focused - able to troubleshoot quickly, to deviate from plans where needed and creatively solve problems.
- An experienced line manager who helps their team to plan, deliver and develop, and builds morale and team atmosphere.
- Able to act as a senior member of the impact team, in particular to create a long-term vision for the work of your team and achieve buy-in for this work across the organisation.
- An effective influencer with senior colleagues and senior external stakeholders, including experience of confidently presenting to a variety of audiences and pitching to funders.
- Experience of project management at every stage of the project cycle (from concept stage right through to evaluation and closure).
- Experience of working with Salesforce CRM.
- Knowledge of the widening participation sector and issues affecting disadvantaged students’ access to and success in higher education.
- Commitment to the mission and values of The Access Project.
- Commitment to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children.
- Commitment to equality, diversity & inclusion.
Equal Opportunities Statement
The Access Project is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. We are working towards improvements with equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging.
The Access Project is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Disclosure of a Criminal Record
The Rehabilitation of Offenders 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) Order 1986 does not apply to posts where there is access to children. This means that applicants for employment which involves working with children and young people must disclose any criminal record. If you are selected for appointment you will be subject to this procedure. All Disclosures are carried out in the strictest confidence and are made only in connection with your application for employment and for no other purpose. The application for an Enhanced Disclosure will be activated before your first day of work.
Guidance for candidates applying for a job with The Access Project. Please read this carefully before you start to fill in the application form.
- The application form plays a crucial part in the selection process, both in deciding whether you will be invited to an interview and at the interview itself. It is vital that you complete this form as fully and accurately as possible. We will not make any assumptions about your experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job.
Read the full vacancy details carefully before you start. All parts of the application form must be completed.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Location: Can be based from any of our National Trust office
Our Programme Development team are looking for someone with great knowledge of the UK Employability landscape and a real passion for developing market-leading programmes to become our new Head of Employability.
You will support delivering the vision and strategy for our employability programmes, ensuring they equip young people with impactful experiences which support them to find and secure sustainable, fulfilling employment.
The role is perfect for you if you have experience designing services for young people that support them to get a job. You’ll also have great knowledge on how we can blend digital and face to face engagement approaches to deliver the best learning experiences possible.
For more information and to apply, please click 'apply now' to be directed to our website.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.