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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/01/2020.

Employment Team Leader

Job Reference: 333-J-WE-0346-A

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Employment support service
North and South Westminster Community Mental Health Team, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL), 150 Barlby Road, London, W10 6BS, Westminster
£36,481- £44,044 per annu

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.

CNWL are looking for a full-time Employment Team Leader who is a highly motivated and professional individual with initiative, and experience of leading an employment service. You will also be expected to carry a small caseload which will allow you to role model high fidelity IPS practice. Your role will involve promoting employment and raise expectations around the ability of service users to access paid employment. ­­­

This is a permanent full-time post (37.5 hours) per week and will be based at the North East Westminster Community Mental Health Team, 7a Woodfield Road, London, W9 2NW. The post holder will also be expected to cover some time across the South Westminster Community Mental Health Teams in Victoria London.

We are looking for someone with experience of:

  • Leading and supervising an employment team aimed at increasing access to paid employment opportunities for people with mental health problems or other vulnerable groups.
  • Ability to ensure the team meets their targets
  • Leading the development of local employer relationships in order to access the hidden labour market.
  • Able to negotiate diplomatically and effectively with staff at all levels, and users of mental health services.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • An understanding of the Individual Placement and Support Employment model would be valuable, but not essential as full training will be provided.

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 involve being the only Employment Team Leader in the mental health team.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Meenal Patel– Deputy Employment Services Manager


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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