Community Links Adviser Ref: 18/433

Richmond Fellowship
Contract Type
Application closing date
£20,801.00 (with progression to £21,776) pro-rata for 22.5 hours per week
South East
Redhill, Surrey


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Your experience of working with/supporting individuals with mental health problems includes providing advice and guidance, developing structured action plans and setting goals. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Richmond Fellowship as a Community Links Adviser.

Right now, we’re looking for someone like you to join our Community Links service in Redhill. Our aim is to help men and women on their recovery journey so they’re able to move on to more independent living within the community. But, we need your help. Your challenge? To offer advice, guidance and support to individuals experiencing mental health problems that will enable them to access mainstream services, including education and training, leisure, sports and religious/spiritual centres. Negotiating opportunities on their behalf will be important too, as will carrying out detailed research into the statutory, voluntary and commercial sectors. And, when it comes to ensuring clients are aware of opportunities for community participation or building partnerships with other community agencies, again, we'll rely on you.

To succeed, you’ll need experience of supporting disadvantaged individuals to access and become integrated into mainstream services. You’ll should also be great at networking/liaising with community groups and services and have a good understanding of routes into community-based activities. As well as working with clients on a one to one basis, you will also facilitate the running of small groups so experience of this would be advantageous. Well organised yet flexible, with excellent listening, motivational and presentation skills, you’re used to working to, and meeting, targets. What's more, you have lots of initiative, enjoy investigating and researching opportunities and love developing and promoting a service. Oh, and you're flexible over working hours and willing to travel in the local area when required.

So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits, including a smartphone? Apply now via our website.

Richmond Fellowship is part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.

Ref: 18/433

Closing date: 31st December 2018


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