Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Employment Specialist



  • £28,862 per year
  • Full time (37.5 hours)
  • Based in Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Permanent contract
  • Some hybrid working considered, in line with policy

The opportunity to change minds. The power to change lives.

Bromley Lewisham & Greenwich Mind are working in partnership with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and Bridge Support, to deliver the new Greenwich Mental Health Hub. This will form part of the new transformation of mental health services in the Royal Borough of Greenwich under the NHS Long Term Plan. The service will bring together the expertise of local primary, secondary and voluntary sector mental health care providers with the aim of providing flexible, holistic and integrated services for adults with mental health problems.

We are currently seeking a full time Employment Specialist to work alongside the Greenwich Mental Health Hub to provide employment support to people with long-term mental health problems within a primary care and community mental health setting, helping people develop their independence, self-management skills and achieve their recovery goals using the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach.

The successful candidate will manage a caseload of 20 clients with mental health support needs, to assist them in securing sustainable paid employment in line with their preferences. You will deliver the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach (for which training will be given); providing person-centred advice and guidance to clients, whilst building positive relationships with local employers to enable clients to gain and retain their paid employment.

Successful applicants will be expected to undergo an Enhanced Level Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Closing date: Wednesday 7th December (11:59pm)

Likely interview date: Friday 16th or Monday 19th December (in person)


  • 25 days’ annual leave (pro rata, rising with service to 30 days).
  • Option to buy additional annual leave for eligible staff.
  • Annual leave can be booked in hours, not just days/half days.
  • Hybrid working considered for eligible roles, in line with policy.
  • Flexible working encouraged, with an emphasis on work-life balance.
  • Focus on Workplace Wellbeing and creating mentally healthy workplaces.
  • Short-term counselling available for staff struggling with their mental health at work.
  • Casual and inclusive dress code.
  • Structured one-to-one support and supervision, clinical supervision and reflective practice.
  • 24/7 access to Mindful Employer confidential helpline.
  • Staff have opportunities to input into strategy and policy.
  • Excellent induction and core training programme.
  • Learning and development budgets available for staff.
  • Accredited by the Living Wage Foundation as an employer who always pays staff at least the London Living Wage.
  • Matched pension contributions up to five per cent.
  • Financial management in the organisation is strong and we are confident of our financial sustainability.
  • Strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, demonstrated in action.
  • Anonymous recruitment process to reduce unconscious bias.
  • Mindful Employer accredited.
  • Awarded the Mind Quality Mark.

About BLG Mind

We are a local Mind with a diverse workforce of over 400 staff and volunteers, working to support people with mental health problems and dementia in the boroughs of Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich. Read about the benefits of working for us.

Inclusion is one of our core values. We welcome all applicants, including those with lived experience of mental health problems. We particularly encourage applications from:

  • People from culturally diverse communities
  • Disabled people
  • People with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities
  • Under 25s

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BLG Mind

Our success relies on the expertise and commitment of a diverse workforce of staff and volunteers. We offer services to support people with mental health problems and dementia.

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