Mind in Brighton and Hove is recruiting: Senior Employment Adviser

Senior Employment Advisor – 35 hours per week

Salary £26,565 per annum

Fixed term until March 31st 2020 (with possible funding extension)

Mind in Brighton and Hove empowers and supports people who have experience of mental health issues in Brighton & Hove, East and West Sussex.

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Employment Advisor to lead our Employment Advice Team, providing skills based interventions, information and practical support to help people receiving IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) services to remain in, return to and find work.

The Team is part of the Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service, a primary care mental health service delivered by a partnership of four organisations: Mind in Brighton and Hove, HERE, Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust and YMCA Downslink Group.

Working closely with IAPT therapists, you will ensure that there is a clear pathway for people wishing to access employment advice and will support a small team of Employment Advisors to carry a caseload of individuals who need support to gain or retain employment. You will also lead on building relationships with employers and other agencies, including Job Centre Plus.

You will have a track record of undertaking employment related work and successfully engaging and working with people experiencing mental health issues. Experience of partnership working and a commitment to the recovery model are essential.

The post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For more information about the role including how to apply, please download our application pack, which contains:

  • About us – information about Mind in Brighton and Hove and its services
  • Application form
  • Guidance notes
  • Job description and person specification
  • Terms and conditions
  • Monitoring form

Please also see our application cover letter.

Closing date : Monday 27th August 2018

Interview date :  Friday 7th September 2018

Mind in Brighton and Hove is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce. We are committed to recruiting the best possible people to each position in our organisation and aim to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities we serve.  Mind encourages applications from everyone, irrespective of age, disability (including experience of living with mental health issues), gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

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