Employment Adviser Ref: 18/225

Richmond Fellowship
Contract Type
Application closing date
£20,888 (Progressing to £21,890.00)
South West


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Are you interested in helping people who have, or are recovering from, mental health problems, integrate back into work or to retain their current employment? Would you like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, insight, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with? Then join us as an Employment Adviser.

Recovery Focus is a new group of expert charities with the shared aim to inspire individual recovery nationwide. Between us we have a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions. Each partner organisation has its own rich history of success, but together we believe we can lead the way in evidence-based recovery pathways that we can tailor to meet local and individual needs.

Right now, one of our partners, Richmond Fellowship, is looking for an Employment Adviser to join their Bristol Mental Health Employment service. We help individuals with mental health problems to find paid employment, or unpaid voluntary work. We also assist employers and employees to increase wellbeing in the workplace in the workplace. But, it’s only possible with the help of people like you.

Your challenge? To do everything you can to help the individuals we work with to source appropriate work experience placements, we focus on paid work and signpost to other agencies for volunteering opportunities with local organisations/employers. Day to day, you’ll offer support, careers advice and guidance, helping people to set their own recovery and employment  focused goals and  provide training in personal and skills development such as CV preparation, interview techniques etc. You’ll also be responsible for establishing and maintaining positive links with partner organisations, local employers and other relevant agencies and have the initiative to develop and promote the service. Additionally, you will have responsibility for maintaining efficient admin systems to ensure referrals, assessments and reviews are completed in a timely manner.

As well as a good understanding of mental health problems and the issues and barriers this can create for our clients, you’ll need excellent motivational, presentation and listening skills and a willingness to travel in the local area and to work outside of office hours as required. Experience of working in the employment field is desirable with knowledge of local labour market, wellbeing at work and working with employers.

In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' holiday, contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme and childcare vouchers, plus exceptional professional development and training opportunities. We would like to use this recruitment as an opportunity to create a team which better represents the communities and groups in Bristol, and look forward to receiving applications from a diverse range of people.

Subsequent salary progression up to a maximum of £21,890.00 will apply to this post, subject to the postholder meeting the eligibility and performance criteria.

So, get inspired today. Visit our website and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling career.

Ref: 18/225

Closing date: 31st July 2018

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