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Senior IPS Employment Specialist - BLG Mind

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich, London (Greater)
£31171 - £31171
Closing date
8 Jun 2022

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Corporate Services, Human Resources, Health and Social Care
Job role
Head of Service, Manager
Contract Type
Full time
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Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind is a highly regarded local charity, helping people to be mentally healthy and working together with those experiencing mental health problems and dementia to improve their quality of life. With an annual turnover of £6M, over 150 staff and 200 volunteers, we are one of the largest charities in the Mind network

The IPS (Individual Placement and Support)Employment Service helps people living with mental health issues to find paid employment and financial independence. As part of the NHS England initiative to expand access to evidenced-based Individual Placement and Support (IPS) services, we are delighted to be growing our team in Greenwich. We are currently seeking a full time Senior IPS Employment Specialist (Team Leader) to work alongside the Community Mental Health Team within Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

More information about the service can be found in this video: Individual Placement Support - Employment Specialist

As a Senior Employment Specialist (Team Leader), you will supervise a team of 5 Employment Specialists, providing training, caseload management, supervision, support with employer engagement, observing appointments and reporting to the Service Manager. You will also spend time building productive relationships with employers to identify and negotiate job opportunities in the hidden labour market.

The ability to network in the local community and build strong relationships is essential for this role. You will need a good understanding of the barriers faced by people with disabilities and/or mental health conditions, and a passion to work collaboratively to make a real impact in transforming someone’s life.

Successful applicants will be expected to undergo an Enhanced Level Disclosure and Barring Service check

BLG Mind offers flexibility for hybrid working (some days at home and some in the office) where this supports staff wellbeing and fits with the needs of clients and the charity. As a people-focused organisation, we expect all staff to spend regular time at their work base as part of these arrangements.

We recognise the importance of having a diverse and inclusive work force, and would therefore particularly welcome applications from the following, currently under-represented, groups:

  • People from culturally diverse communities
  • Young people
  • Disabled people
  • People with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities

BLG Mind is committed to meeting the reasonable adjustments of disabled people, and always welcomes applications from people with lived experience of mental health problems.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Jessie Coote;       

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact or call 020-8921-8977

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Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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