Senior Employment Adviser (Surrey) Ref: 18/264

Richmond Fellowship
Contract Type
Application closing date
£23,045.00 - £24,14.00
South East
Redhill, Leatherhead, Chertsey, Farnborough, Guildford, Dorking


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Are you a proactive, driven and empathetic individual passionate about helping people who have, or are recovering from, mental health problems? Would you like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, expertise and commitment of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with? If so, join Recovery Focus as a Senior Employment Adviser and start making a difference, today.

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, tailored to meet local and individual needs.

One of our partners, Richmond Fellowship, is looking for a Senior Employment Adviser to join its Employer Services team. We help individuals with mental health problems to find paid employment, or unpaid voluntary work, plus we assist employers and employees to successfully resolve mental health problems in the workplace.

This is for a new service to Surrey and Richmond Fellowship will be providing employment advisors situated within the seven Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) providers to deliver employment support. Mainly, the SEAs will be working in the IAPT provider offices as well as seeing clients within an outreach setting.

Our successful candidate will lead the delivery of an Employment Service as an integrated team member within a clinical IAPT team. This will see you focus on motivating, supporting and providing person-centred advice and guidance to people receiving support to enable them to move into suitable and sustainable work.

You will also ensure you maintain positive and integrated working relationships with IAPT teams, fostering a holistic approach to recovery through employment, while utiising your influential leadership skills to effectively line manage a team of Employment Advisers. This will involve taking the lead on team meetings and client-focused weekly group supervisions, plus overseeing new starter inductions and managing the day-to-day rota and resourcing for the service.

You will have strong experience of working to integrate disadvantaged or disabled people into competitive employment, plus a sound knowledge of the benefits agency and disability/employment related benefits and the employment needs and difficulties of people who experience mental health problems. An outstanding communicator, both verbal and written, you will have excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, and pride yourself on an independent, reliable and flexible approach to your work. This role will be located in Surrey and you could based in one of the following offices: Redhill, Leatherhead, Chertsey, Farnborough, Guildford or Dorking.

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.

Closing Date: 28th August 2018

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