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Recruitment Procedure

Thank you for your interest in working for Imagine Independence.

If you wish to apply for one of the posts advertised, please note a job description, person specification, application form, and ex-offenders statement are available as download documents below.

All candidates should read the Ex-offenders statement and if relevant, complete and submit disclosures clearly marked "for the attention of I Brodie Browne".

When completing the application form you should pay particular attention to the points in the person specification; our short-listing procedure is based on how well candidates match these requirements. Please read the guidance notes on the application form carefully and note that we do not accept CVs.

The monitoring form is confidential and will be separated from your application before short-listing.  By completing the monitoring form you will help us to monitor the effectiveness of our policy in attracting candidates from all sections of the community.

Completed applications can be emailed, direct to Head Office: imagine@imaginementalhealth.org.uk or posted, to the named administrator identified in the job advertisement.

Imagine Independence is unable to respond to all unsuccessful applicants,  Usually, successful applicants are contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date, if you have not heard from us in that timeframe your application should be considered unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates should complete the Employment Application Form in the DOWNLOADS section below.


RELIEF SUPPORT WORKERS

LIVERPOOL - All Areas

£7.81 per hour, includes holiday pay, plus a sleep-in payment of £25 per night (where applicable).

We require a small team of ‘area based’ casual relief support workers to work on an ‘as and when required’ basis, to provide holiday and sickness cover in accommodation and floating support settings.

As part of a team, you would provide effective person-centred support to service users in their own homes and in the community.  It is work that demands a wide variety of life experience, and either an experience of working with vulnerable people, in a paid or voluntary capacity or an understanding of how mental health issues may impact on individuals.

This is an ideal opportunity for the right individuals to gain experience of working within a national mental health organisation.

The right candidate will have the following attributes:
  • Have a positive ‘can do attitude
  • Be sensitive to individuals needs
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be self motivated

All candidates must be available to work at short notice

A full induction programme will be provided.

Please note, we shortlist from information on the application form only

Please do not submit your CV.

 

Please email your application to imagine@imaginementalhealth.org.uk

 

An enhanced Criminal Record Bureau disclosure will be required for this post.

RELIEF SUPPORT WORKERS

 

Covering Merseyside Area as follows:

We require a small team of ‘area based’ casual relief support workers to work on an ‘as and when required’ basis, to provide holiday and sickness cover in accommodation and floating support settings. 

As part of a team, you would provide effective person-centred support to service users in their own homes and in the community.  It is work that demands a wide variety of life experience, and either an experience of working with vulnerable people, in a paid or voluntary capacity or an understanding of how mental health issues may impact on individuals.

 

Covering London Borough of Redbridge Area as follows:

Imagine require a small team of casual relief support workers to work on an ‘ as and when required basis’, to work in Mental health Drop Ins in Redbridge.

 

Mentor & Befriending Co-ordinator                       Ref: 15/16

Based in London Borough of Croydon – 28 hours per week, flexible

Salary: £16,895 p.a. including London weighting.

 

To help organise and support our mentoring and befriending  service. This will involve  dealing with initial referrals, on-going client contacts and queries. You will be reporting to the Mentoring and Befriending Team Leader. You will also be responsible for organising and line managing two admin support staff..

This role entails supporting people with mental health issues in their recovery and independence. It will include assistance with the recruitment and training volunteers to carry out the role of  mentoring and befriending people. The role will require a very motivated, enthusiastic and highly organised person.

 

We are committed to having a staff team that is representative of our client group, and welcome applications from people who have personal experience of using or having used mental health

services, are disabled and/or from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

 

Our benefits include contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and career development opportunities. Please include reference number on all applications.

 

 

CLOSING DATE:  5pm, 22nd June 2015. Please email completed application forms to pstannard@imaginementalhealth.org.uk  or if by post to

Imagine

FAO Pat Stannard

 CVA Resource Centre

82 London Road

Croydon

CR0 2TB

 

 An enhanced DBS will be required for this post

 

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

 

Imagine aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. Registered Charity No. 1010203

 

Volunteer  Co-ordinator                       Ref: 15/21

Based in Huyton, Knowsley – 18.75 hours per week, flexible

Salary: £7,634 p.a.

 

The key responsibilities of this role will be to identify and promote volunteering internally and externally through recruitment, publicity strategies and campaigns; to provide opportunities for individuals to develop their skills and capabilities; to enhance the Mental Health Social Inclusion Service provided and delivered by Imagine Independence in Knowsley; to liaise with colleagues to identify and match volunteers and volunteering opportunities; to promote volunteers prospects, and to promote and raise staff awareness of the role and functions of volunteers to maximise up take within the service.

 

The key knowledge, skills and behaviours required for this role are:

       Experience of recruiting and supervising volunteers.
The ability to develop a team of motivated and committed volunteers to work across Knowsley.
Knowledge and experience of other relevant agencies working with volunteers in Knowsley.

       Knowledge of the issues faced by people with mental health problems.
Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing. 

       Plans and prioritises effectively. Good time management and organisation skills
Team player.

       Ability to build and maintain good working relationships.

 

If you’re the kind of person who can relate to our values and can help others to help themselves, you’ll gain a great deal from working with us. Our benefits include contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and career development opportunities.

Are you seeking a new challenge? Then please see further details of this role and how to apply on our website.

 

 

 

Please include reference number on all applications.

 

 

CLOSING DATE:   Noon 25th June 2015. Interviews on 2nd July 2015. Please email completed application forms to imagine@imaginementalhealth.org.uk

By post/hand delivered to: Imagine Independence, 25 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ

An enhanced DBS will be required for this post

 

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

 

Imagine aims to be an equal opportunities employer: We are committed to having a staff team that is representative of our client group, and welcome applications from people who have personal experience of using or having used mental health services, are disabled and/or from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Registered Charity No. 1010203

 

An enhanced DBS will be required for this post

 

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

 

INCLUSION WORKER                                 Ref: 15/22

Based in London Borough of Croydon – 21 hours per week, flexible

Salary: £12,672 p.a. (includes London weighting)

 

 

To work with members of the Imagine Croydon Drop-ins to support and further establish the self-support service. Support the members to have their own voice in the planning, running and monitoring of their service. You will also provide key work support to service users to explore & review service and progression needs.

 

You will be committed to service user choice, social inclusion and empowerment. You will have experience of direct mental health and/or service user involvement either paid or unpaid and be able to support service users and volunteers on a 1:1 or group basis.

 

Our benefits include contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and career development opportunities.

View job details and application form online at

www.imaginementalhealth.org.uk

Please email your completed application form to:

pstannard@imaginementalhealth.org.uk

Please quote the reference numbers for the post you wish to apply

Please note that we do not accept CVs

 

The closing date for this post is Friday 3rd July 2015 at 5 pm

 

Or applications by post to:

Imagine

FAO Pat Stannard

CVA Resource Centre

82 London Road

Croydon

CR0 2TB

 

 

 

An enhanced DBS will be required for this post

 

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

 

            Sutton Wellbeing Hub Partners

 

Do you have a passion for helping people get the right support at the right time?

Are you committed to wellbeing, recovery and social inclusion for people experiencing emotional distress?

 

The Sutton Wellbeing Hub partners are delighted to announce the new wellbeing service to be delivered in the heart of the community in Sutton. The service will open on 1st July as an integral part of the new Primary Care Mental Health service delivered by South West London St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust.

 

Led by Imagine the Wellbeing Hub Partners consist of Age UK Sutton, Off the Record and Sutton Carers Centre. Between them the partners have experience and expertise in the provision of a wide range of supportive and socially inclusive services; linking people into community opportunities in Sutton and providing user led and recovery focused services. We are recruiting a team of Wellbeing Navigators.

 

 

REF: 15/24 - WELLBEING NAVIGATOR   -  VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT Based in London Borough of Sutton

 

Full time including evening & Saturday am work (exact hours to be confirmed); Salary £24,500 a year

 

The role of the navigator is to work with individuals who have a range of needs including social isolation, long term health conditions, anxiety and/or depression to access a wide range of services and community based resources. The Navigators will be based in the new high street Wellbeing Hub in Sutton but will also work across the borough and be part of a multi-disciplinary team, ensuring a co-ordinated approach to support. A flexible working approach is required as well as team working, self management skills and outreach working.

 

The successful postholder will have skills in assessing and developing person centred support plans, ensuring people have timely access to community or clinical provision that best meet their needs; have the ability to motivate, empower, increase choice and promote independence; network with existing and new providers and have experience in social inclusion, mental health (or people related) work.

 

The scope, for creativity is excellent, you will develop bespoke activities to mentor individuals who may struggle to engage with community and vocational activities.

 

We are committed to having a staff team that is representative of our client group, and welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds including those who have personal experience of using and/or caring for someone who has used mental health services, people who have disabilities and people from minority ethnic backgrounds.

 

CLOSING DATE Friday 26 June 2015 at 1 pm.  Interviews will be held on Monday 29 June 2015.  Please include on your application form the best telephone/mobile number to be contacted on 26 June.

 

Please email your completed application form to:

 

pstannard@imaginementalhealth.org.uk

 

Or post completed application forms to; Imagine, FAO Pat Stannard, CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon, CR0 2TB.  Please note that we do not accept CVs.

 

Wellbeing Hub partners are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults and children, and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS and other appropriate checks.

Imagine Registered Charity No. 1010203

 

VOCATIONAL ADVISOR                                 Ref:15/23                              

Based in London Borough of Sutton – 14 hours per week, flexible

Salary  £8,448 p.a. (including London weighting).                            

                       

To assist people who have experienced mental health problems gain and retain employment, volunteering and vocational education. You will make links with community opportunities to access and create employment, volunteering and education opportunities and work in a person centred way to support service users to access the opportunities that meet their needs.

 

You will need experience of working in a vocational, or employment service, working with mental health, or other people related services, increasing choice & access and be committed to social inclusion.

                       

The role of a Vocational Advisor is hugely satisfying and varied. The scope for creativity is excellent; networking and linking in with existing and new providers is essential, and the ability to work in a team and on your own initiative is vital.

 

Our benefits include contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and career development opportunities.

 

Please email your completed application form to:

pstannard@imaginementalhealth.org.uk

Please quote the reference numbers for the post you wish to apply

Please note that we do not accept CVs

 

The closing date for this post is Tuesday 7th  July 2015 at 5 pm

 

Or applications by post to:

Imagine

FAO Pat Stannard

CVA Resource Centre

82 London Road

Croydon

CR0 2TB

 

An enhanced DBS will be required for this post

 

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

 

 

Peer Support Group Worker

Ref: 15/25

Based in Huyton, Knowsley – 18.75 hours per week, flexible

Salary: £7,634 p.a.

 

Imagine Independence has recently been awarded a contract to run a Social Inclusion Service in Knowsley for adults who are experiencing mental health problems at Knowsley Bridge. A vacancy has become available to provide support to people attending peer support groups. This exciting post requires you to empower individuals to set up and deliver a range of groups for hobbies, interests and self-support.

As part of your role, you will:

·         Develop and support the self-management of existing peer-led groups across Knowsley.

·         Respond to requests for additional/new peer support groups in new locations and/or which reflect the interests and needs of individuals.

·         Assess and direct people who are referred to the service.

·         Manage a small caseload of people accessing the service who require focussed support to access groups.

·         Promote peer-led groups amongst your colleagues, other service providers and users of mental health services.

 

If you’re the kind of person who can relate to our values of mental health recovery, can focus on the positives, empower people and can help others to help themselves, you’ll gain a great deal from working with us. Our benefits include contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and career development opportunities.

 

Are you seeking a new challenge? Then please see further details of this role and how to apply on our website.

 

Please include reference number on all applications.

 

 

CLOSING DATE:   Noon 20th July 2015. Interviews on 30th July 2015. Please email completed application forms to imagine@imaginementalhealth.org.uk

By post/hand delivered to: Imagine Independence, 25 Hope Street, Liverpool, L19BQ

An enhanced DBS will be required for this post

 

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

 

Imagine aims to be an equal opportunities employer: We are committed to having a staff team that is representative of our client group, and welcome applications from people who have personal experience of using or having used mental health services, are disabled and/or from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Registered Charity No. 1010203

 

 

Social inclusion Advisor                       Ref: 15/18

Based in London Borough of Merton

15 hours per week; flexible

Salary: £9,051.12 per annum including London weighting

 

To organise and support Merton’s Social Inclusion service, which supports people with mental health issues in their recovery and independence by directing people to art, education, sport or training opportunities in the community. This will involve dealing with initial referrals, ongoing client contacts and queries. You will be reporting to the Merton Service Manager.

 

We are committed to having a staff team that is representative of our customer group, and welcome applications from people who have personal experience of using or having used mental health services, are disabled and/or from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

 

Our benefits include contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and career development opportunities. To apply and request an application pack, please email: pstannard@imaginementalhealth.org.uk quoting the job reference number.

 

The closing date is noon on Thursday, 9th July 2015. Please email completed application forms to pstannard@imaginementalhealth.org.uk  or if by post to:

 

Imagine

FAO Pat Stannard

CVA Resource Centre

82 London Road

Croydon

CR0 2TB

 

Please note that interviews will be conducted on Wednesday, 15th July.  Previous applicants for this post will not be considered. 

 

An enhanced DBS will be required for this post

 

Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if

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