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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/08/2019.

Employment Services Lead

Job Reference: 367-WEST-3135

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Employment Services
community, Based within Hertfordshire
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role

With the ever expanding evidence for the impact that employment plays in Mental Health recovery and wellbeing, HPFT are growing their team with a range of employment roles embedded within Community Mental Health Teams. These roles will be delivering employment support in parallel to the health and wellbeing interventions provided by other colleagues.

What will you be doing?

The Employment Services Lead is a new role which will be responsible for taking forward IPS service expansion and development across the trust. You will provide leadership for all employment staff within community adult mental health teams including those working with first episode psychosis.

A key outcome will be achieving IPS fidelity within 18 months

The post holder will need to be well organised to coordinate processes such as supervision, data collection and reporting ,ensuring employer engagements , outcomes and targets are met .

You will be responsible for recruitment and staff development in liaison with team managers. Maintaining a IPS and Job Retention caseload within your quadrant is part of the role. Travel across the quadrants will be a regular requirement.

The trust offers leadership training as part of its links with the University of Hertfordshire. You will be supported by the Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy and Employment Services.

Liaising with the IPS Grow regional Lead and being part of the Regional Community of Practice will also be key in supporting you to establish a high quality service.

What we are looking for:

The ideal candidate will have previous team leadership experience and have worked with supporting people into paid employment as part of them achieving their vocational goals.

You will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills and ability to build networks and relationships internally with clinical team managers and corporate departments eg HR and Performance team as well as with employers and other work related providers/agencies such as DWP and Third Sector Organisations.

You will need to be highly self -motivated , determined , persuasive, resilient and adaptable, modelling the qualities needed by your team. Most importantly you need to be passionate about the benefits of work to health and wellbeing for all, championing and promoting this in all aspects of your role.

In addition to the basic salary, this post may attract a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum payment of £1,017 and a maximum payment of £1,762 per annum (pro rata where applicable).





For further details / informal visits contact:

Theresa Bailey - Professional Lead Adult Community Mental Health Occupational Therapy and Employment Specialists -

About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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