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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/07/2019.

Deputy Employment Services Manager

Job Reference: 333-C-HQ-0784

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
IPS Emloyment Services
Argo House, Brent
£42,313-£48,515 per annum

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 recruiting a Deputy Employment Services Manager to join our well-established Employment Services based at Argo House, Kilburn

CNWL has been recognised for its work in implementing evidence based employment services since 2010, when we became part of the Centre for Mental Health Individual Placement & Support (IPS) Centre of Excellence Programme.

Many people who access mental health and addiction services say they want help in getting and keeping a job, and see it as an important part of their recovery. We are committed to supporting people to gain and retain the right job for them.

Working closely with each individual to match the person, ambition and employment goal, CNWL’s Employment Services is provide the following:

Implementation of the evidenced based Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach which involves:

Trained employment specialists being based in mental health and addiction teams. Research has shown that having an ES in treatment teams results in more people getting back to work

Employment specialists playing a key role in building relationships with local employers to access the ‘hidden’ labour market, as up to 70% of jobs are never advertised

A User Employment Programme which involves:

Support in applying for jobs within CNWL, with on-going support once people start work

Work placements within CNWL in a range of roles, enabling individuals to re-train, update old skills, gain confidence and obtain a recent work reference; whilst continuing to receive support to find paid work

The Deputy Employment Services Manager will provide leadership and management to ensure we delivery high-quality services that meets fidelity standards; and delivers positive outcomes for service users.

You will:

Be responsible for providing strategic leadership across the Trustwide Employment Services. You will need to have an expert understanding of Individual Placement and Support (IPS), the fidelity scale and how that interacts with the IPS fidelity manual.

Be responsible for supervising Employment Team Leaders which will involve providing regular professional supervision around IPS practice issues, as well as support around complex staffing or caseload issues.

In conjunction with the Employment Services Manager develop and manage Trust-wide Employment services, for adults of working age, across all directorates. This will include a significant contribution to the development and review of the Trust’s Employment Strategy/Framework in line with national policy and evidence based practice.

Build partnerships with local employment and further education providers as well as maintain partnerships with stakeholder and commissioners.

Deputise in the absence of the Employment Service Manager, in all aspects of the Trust’s Employment Services.

Interview date: TBC

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rash Patel

Employment Services Manager

07840 169 707

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.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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