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Application Deadline
22 November 2021

Interview Date
02 December 2021

Hours
Full Time

Salary
£28,021

Contract
Permanent

Location
Based in London Borough of Lewisham

Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind - Mental Wellbeing Advisor

About the role

Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind is a highly regarded local charity, helping people to be mentally healthy and working together with those experiencing mental health problems and dementia to improve their quality of life. With an annual turnover of £5M, over 150 staff and 200 volunteers, we are one of the largest charities in the Mind network.

Lewisham Community Wellbeing is led by BLG Mind and delivered in partnership with Lewisham Refugee & Migrant Network, Sydenham Garden, Metro and SLaM. The service provides strengths-based, recovery focused support, offering Information Advice and Guidance tailored to goals, aspirations and interests. We aim to support recovery, build resilience and strengthen connections within the community.

We are recruiting for a full time Mental Wellbeing Advisor to play an important part in delivering this service. You’ll be joining at an exciting time as we evolve to deliver more face to face interactions, both 1:1 and in groups.

You will be a natural communicator, have the ability to manage a caseload and the skills to deliver high quality, person-centred support within a vibrant and diverse community. You’ll be able to quickly build rapport and show initiative when working with our clients to find solutions which may involve resource investigation and providing advice on issues ranging from advocacy to welfare benefits, employment, socialising and everything in between.

Successful applicants will be expected to undergo an Enhanced Level Disclosure and Barring Service check. We recognise the importance of having a diverse and inclusive work force, and would therefore particularly welcome applications from the following, currently under-represented, groups:

  • People from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds
  • People aged 16-25
  • Disabled people
  • People with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities

BLG Mind is committed to meeting the reasonable adjustments of disabled people. BLG Mind always welcomes applications from people with lived experience of mental health problems.  BLG Mind offer flexibility for hybrid working (some days at home and some in the office) where this supports staff wellbeing and fits with the needs of clients and the charity. As a people-focused organisation, we expect all staff to spend regular time at their work base as part of these arrangements.

Staff benefits include a matched contribution pension scheme, 25 days' holiday (pro-rata, rising with service), quality supervision and training opportunities. See our website for more reasons to work for BLG Mind.

How to apply

Please apply via our website: https://blgmind.org.uk/job/mental-wellbeing-advisor-lewisham/

Closing date: Monday 22 November (11:59pm)

Likely interview date: Thursday 2 December

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