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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/10/2021.

Band 5 Employment Support Specialist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-100014-SG1

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
£24,907 to £30,615

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Band 5 Employment Support Specialist

At Leicester Partnership Trust IPS Employment service, we have an exciting opportunity for Band 5 Employment Specialists to join our friendly and inspiring team. Your role will be a permanent position, full time hours being 37.5 hours per week 9 am till 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

The service provides employment services to patients open to the Community Mental Health Teams and Early intervention service.

Our IPS (Individual Placement Support) employment service supports people experiencing severe mental illness to find competitive, paid employment. We also offer a job retention service for people in employment who are at risk due to their mental illness, this service is tailored to their individual needs. Employment Specialists work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the community to build relationships with clinical staff, service users, carers and employers.

A significant part of this role will consist of employer engagement and supporting individuals once they have found work to remain employed.

We are keen to recruit an Employment Specialist who can work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and who have the skills to engage with a wide range of stakeholders

We are looking to employ Band 5 Employment Specialists, as part of the expansion of this service within community mental health services. We are able to provide some flexibility for staff who would wish to work full time or part time

The successful candidate will require the specified experience and qualifications as stated in the job specification.

For queries about the posts please contact –team lead or

Due to the current COVID infection control procedures interviews may take place virtually or where social distancing can be observed. Please note that the trust provides PPE for any face-to-face contact but we take every precaution to minimise face to face contact in the current pandemic.


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

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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