ESIF Vocational Specialists Band 5, 18 hours, £22,128 - £28,746 pro rata, (2 year fixed term contract)

The hours of this post are not currently set and can be discussed with candidates at interview stage.

Building Better Opportunities for people with Mental Health Problems.

We are looking to recruit a part time Vocational Specialist within the Black Country in Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.  The role will be based in Walsall but may be required to travel to various locations in Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton to support our client group.

You will be required to proactively manage a caseload of people who have experienced mental health problems who are unemployed and economically inactive. The Trust has secured funding from the Big Lottery and European Social Fund to provide employment support for our client group who are furthest away from the job market to move them closer to employment, in the hope that these achievements aid individuals’ recovery.   

The successful candidates will be part of Dudley and Walsall’s Employment Service, who are a Centre of Excellence for the Individual Placement and Support Model of Vocational Rehabilitation.

You will be working in the multi-disciplinary team with service users with complex needs identifying and supporting them move into employment and sustain this or other recovery and social inclusion goals, in conjunction with key stakeholders.  This would include educational, voluntary work and pre-vocational training opportunities, and support for employers on reasonable adjustments and retention of employees where necessary.

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 27th October 2017.  Interview Date: Tuesday 7th November 2017.

For further details or an informal discussion contact:
Vicky Harris, Social Inclusion and Vocational Services Manager on 01922 -648019 or

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust are committed to equal opportunity for all staff and prospective employees.

Please note priority consideration for applications may be given to at-risk NHS employees.

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust is a smoke-free Trust.

This post is funded through Big Lottery Fund and the European Union through the European Social Fund