Employment Advisor (E2104) - Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service, Touchstone

Touchstone is a multi-award-winning mental health and wellbeing charity operating in communities across Yorkshire.  Touchstone understands that we can only deliver excellence to the people we serve if the people we recruit are happy, empowered, supported to reach their potential, and trusted to lead.

This role is part of an employment advice service, integrated within a long-established NHS Talking Therapies (Formerly IAPT) service which provides psychological therapies to people with common mental health problems. The post-holders will support individuals with common mental health problems to gain, return to, or retain employment. 

Leeds IAPT is delivered by a partnership of four organisations including Touchstone, and the Employment Advisor will be expected to work collaboratively with partners. The post holder will work with people from a wide range of age groups and cultural backgrounds, using interpreters when necessary and must be committed to equal opportunities and delivering an inclusive practice. We aim for our workforce to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, and we particularly encourage applications from BAME and LGBTQIA+ communities.

If you would like to know more about this role, we will be holding an online information session on Monday 27th November 11:30am – 12:30pm.

If you would like to attend the information session or would like more information, please contact Matthew Unsworth (Deputy Operational Team Manager) matthewu@touchstonesupport.org.uk 

CLOSING DATE: Friday 8th December 2023

INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD ON: Wednesday 20th December 2023

As an employee of Touchstone, all successful applicants continually benefit from the following:

•             Personal wellbeing budget

•             28 days annual leave (rising to 31 after 2 years) + 8 bank holidays (pro-rata)

•             Agile working policy

•             Cycle to work scheme

•             Access to counselling and 24/7 confidential staff Mindful Employer helpline

•             Health and wellbeing and fun organisational staff away days

•             Inclusive maternity and parental policies and pay

•             A full range of staff and peer support networks

•             Excellent staff engagement

•             Lots of learning and development opportunities

Touchstone is an equal opportunities organisation, a Trans Positive employer and applications are welcome from all sections of the community, particularly, BME and LGBT communities and / or people with disabilities who are under-represented within Touchstone. Further information can be obtained from our equal opportunities policy. Please note that we do not hold a sponsor licence and we do not intend to offer sponsorship for this particular role. You should therefore ensure that you have / will have the right to work in the UK to be able to undertake this role, if appointed, you will be required to provide relevant right to work documents at the point of an offer being made to you. Applications can be obtained by visiting www.touchstonesupport.org.uk or by e-mailing recruitment@touchstonesupport.org.uk.

The above post is not a Leeds City Council vacancy and has been advertised on behalf of the relevant organisation. To apply please follow their application instructions.

This role is based in the UK. Employment is conditional on confirmation of the right to work in the UK - either as a UK or Irish citizen, under the EU Settlement scheme or having secured any other relevant work visa. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and the role does not meet eligibility for sponsorship, please consider carefully whether you meet the eligibility to apply.

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