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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 statementare 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

7.85 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.

ADMINISTRATOR – Part Time REF 15/31

Salary: 7123.38 p.a. 16 hrs per week

Position based in Salford, Manchester M30

We are looking for a suitably experienced person to provide administrative support to our team in Salford which provides 24/7 intensive support to women with mental health problems and complex needs.

Applicants must be qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration or equivalent and should possess GCSE English at ‘C’ grade or above. ECDL qualification would be advantageous. The post will involve working closely with the Team Leaders and will require excellent IT and communication skills. The ability to work independently, good organisational skills and flexibility are essential. An awareness of mental health, inequality and social inclusion would be an advantage.

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

An Enhanced Disclosure will be required for this post.

Posts are open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine

Occupational qualification under the Equality Act 2010.

Closing date for all applications is Friday 4th September 2015.

View Job details and download application form online at www.imaginementalhealth.org.uk please forward completed application forms to admincrosby@imaginementalhealth.org.uk quoting the reference number 15/31

Imagine aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from

all sections of the community. Registered Charity No. 1010203

Mentor & Befriending Co-ordinator Ref: 15/27

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

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

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

You must have minimum of 1 year experience supervising people.

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

Previous experience working in a Mentoring and or Befriending service is highly desirable.

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. To apply and download an application pack please go onto website

www.imaginementalhealth.org.uk or email pstannard@imaginementalhealth.org.uk quoting job reference number.

CLOSING DATE 5pm Friday 14th August 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 this is a re-advertisement so previous applicants need not apply.

IMAGINE is a mental health charity, well known for providing a socially inclusive service called ‘Mainstream’, which has achieved national recognition.

Do you have an interest in people with mental health problems making the most of the mainstream community? Imagine’s Croydon services provide a wide range of supportive and socially inclusive services including linking people into mainstream vocational and community opportunities, providing user led day services and recovery focused services.

Mentor & Befriending Assistant Ref: 15/28

Based in London Borough of Croydon – 37.5 hours per week, flexible

Salary: 20,805 p.a. (includes London weighting)

To provide administrative support to our mentoring and befriending team as well as providing assistance to the Mentoring and Befriending service. Typically this will involve dealing with initial referrals, on-going client contacts and general queries. You will be reporting to the Mentor & Befriending Co-ordinator.

We are looking for a person with at least two years’ office experience and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word is essential. Other duties will include maintaining personnel systems, filing and other general clerical duties.

This role also entails assistance with the recruitment and training of volunteers to carry out the role of mentoring or 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.

CLOSING DATE is Monday 17th August 2015 at 5pm

View job details and application form online at

www.imaginementalhealth.org.uk

Please email your completed application form to:

pstannard@imaginementalhealth.org.uk

If by post send 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.

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

Taking women’s mental health in a whole new direction

We have support worker positions available based in Salford, Manchester

Posts are open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine

Occupational qualification under the Equality Act 2010

Support Workers • Ref: 15/32

• 16,531.74 pa • 37.5 hrs pw as part of rota including days, waking nights & weekends

Working as part of a team, you’ll help to provide a range of support services to women who have been recently discharged from secure services and help ensure that service users are empowered wherever possible to make decisions and take control over their lives. A commitment towards promoting independence and social inclusion is essential. Experience of working with women in a supported housing or community mental health setting is desirable. QCF/NVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care or the commitment to work towards it would be an advantage.

Our service users request that applicants are easy to talk to, listen well, enjoy cooking and going to the gym and non-judgemental.

An Enhanced disclosure and POVA check is required for this post.

Our benefits for both posts include attractive holiday entitlement, pension scheme, supervision, personal development and training opportunities.

An Enhanced disclosure is required for this post.

Closing date: 21st September 2015 4pm

Interviews: 1st October 2015

View Job details and application form online at www.imaginementalhealth.org.uk return applications to admincrosby@imaginementalhealth.org.uk

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