You have a background in business/industry and/or education with a good understanding of mental health issues and experience gained within a social care or community based service environment and you are used to helping integrate disadvantaged or disabled people into the labour market. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Richmond Fellowship as an IPS Service Manager.
Richmond Fellowship is part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.
We are delighted to be working to deliver the roll out of Individual Placement and Support (IPS) services as part of the NHS England initiative for extending IPS support to some of the most disadvantaged people in the employment marketplace. As Service Manager for our team in Wiltshire, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of service contracts and helping the staff team to plan and problem solve employment issues with service users working within an IPS fidelity framework. We'll also rely on you to liaise with our NHS clinical partners as well as actively networking with local employers, Jobcentre Plus and Voluntary Organisations to help find paid work job opportunities.
You must be able to effectively manage a team of typically 5-6 Employment Specialists who provide person-centred support to individuals in order to help them find and sustain appropriate employment. You'll need to be assertive and adaptable, with a positive attitude about employment for all and excellent networking and interpersonal skills. An effective time manager who knows how to use IT effectively to support you and your team's caseload management and reporting, your own transport and the ability to travel weekly around the whole county are also essential. Training in the IPS framework will be provided, but prior knowledge of this approach would be an advantage.
The salary for this post is £25,994 per annum dependent upon experience.
This is a rolling recruitment process; shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply.
Recovery Focus is committed to working towards equal opportunities and we select staff solely on merit irrespective of race, colour, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, social class, religious belief, disability or history of mental health or addiction problems. If you need support to apply for the role or adaptions at interview please contact the recruitment team to discuss.
It is a mandatory requirement of the application process for this post that candidates submit a CV and Supporting Statement, thus only candidates that provide a supporting statement will be considered for an interview.
So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits? Appy now.