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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/08/2021.

Employment Specialist

Job Reference: 333-J-BR-0409

Employer:
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Employment Services
Location:
Brondesbury Road, Brent
Salary:
£28,691 - £35,207 pa inc

CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We’re proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

We are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

We offer a generous relocation package (subject to eligibility assessment) and flexible working options, including bank assignments for most roles. See attached Staff Reward and Wellbeing Handbook detailing our benefits, discounts and wellbeing intiatives for staff.

Become part of our team. We care for you as much as you care for others.


We are looking for Employment Specialists to join our CNWL Employment Services Team. Posts will be based in Brent Community Mental health Team currently based at Brondesbury Road working largely with our Depot and Clozapine Clinics.

We are looking for individuals who are highly motivated, have experience of supporting people to access paid employment or employability skills which could be transferred to this role and have the right qualities and aptitudes. These include a passionate belief that anyone with mental health problems can work, is a self-starter with initiative, a commitment to team work and strong organisational skills.

You will be joining a well-established Employment Service, who are a National Centre of Excellence, and will have access to a range of professional development and training opportunities.

Your role will often involve being the only Employment Specialist in a mental health team, and you will need to promote employment and raise expectations around the ability of service users to access paid employment. You will have individual and team targets, and will receive professional supervision and support from an Employment Team leader, a clinical supervisor and local peers. You will also be expected to spend time in the community negotiating job opportunities via the hidden labour market, as well as networking with local agencies.

Successful applicants will be entitled to 27 days annual leave per year, as well as access to the NHS final salary pension scheme.

Due to the number of posts advertised, candidates who pass the recruitment assessment centre may be asked to attend an interview on a later date in the team of their choice.

We will contact you to invite you to the Assessment Centre, and will discuss interview dates and your availability.

Interview Date: 9th August 2021.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Russel Ubah Employment Team Lead Brent russell.ubah@nhs.net 07702 140 750

Russell Ubah Brent IPS Team Leader russell.ubah@nhs.net 07702 140 750.




CNWL NHS Foundation Trust are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Our Agenda for Change employment contracts are subject to a contractual 13 week probationary period.

If you are offered a job, information will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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