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IPS Employment Specialist


Humankind Charity
Location 

Leeds

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Contract

Salary 

£22,500 - £30,790 per annum

Job Highlights
  • We are currently looking for an Individual Placement Support (IPS) Employment Specialist to join our team on a full-time basis.
  • An employment Specialist needs to be positive, flexible, empathetic, proactive and will be enthusiastic towards challenges and be able to motivate others.
  • We offer fantastic learning and development opportunities, including free training courses.
Job Requirements/Description

We are currently looking for an Individual Placement Support (IPS) Employment Specialist to join our team on a full-time basis. 

The Forward Leeds IPS team aims to increase the number of people moving into employment from the specialist drug and alcohol services. Employment specialist roles will be co-located within these teams working closely alongside recovery service staff to support a small caseload of service users into employment opportunities. 

An Employment Specialist offers a bespoke employment service to the individual accessing recovery at Forward Leeds which includes, career coaching, CV writing, interview techniques, making links with local and national employers, attending job fairs, working across different sites and some community working. To help and support the individual to quickly gain employment as part of their recovery journey.

This is a very interesting, varied and rewarding role. A driving licence would be beneficial but not essential, but the successful candidate would not be based in one office and expected to travel across Leeds according to the requirements of the role. IT equipment and a mobile phone would be provided and be carried on their person to the different locations.

An employment Specialist needs to be positive, flexible, empathetic, proactive and will be enthusiastic towards challenges and be able to motivate others. Any knowledge of drugs, alcohol, working with ex-offenders, the benefits system or disadvantaged people would be an advantage.

Who are we… 

Humankind is one of England’s most successful home-grown charities. We provide free, confidential support for alcohol, drugs, housing, or mental health in friendly local places across the UK. We are committed to fair chances for all and making sure everyone can access the help and support they need to realise their potential. By joining our teams of passionate individuals, you will be contributing to making this happen. You can really make a difference by believing in our service users and their ability to make positive changes when they don’t always believe in themselves. 

We are incredibly proud of the work that we do to help address health inequalities in England. Every five minutes, an individual accesses one of our services, and we have supported over 90,000 people across all our services last year. Check out our impact report?here?to read more about the important work that we have done. 

What can Humankind offer you… 

  • Generous annual leave entitlement (27 days, plus bank holidays, increasing to 32 after 1 years’ service) 
  • Annual leave purchase scheme 
  • Enhanced occupational sick pay 
  • Enhanced employer contribution to your workplace pension 
  • Death in service benefit 
  • Free Will writing 
  • Eyecare vouchers 
  • Blue light card discount 
  • Fantastic learning and development opportunities, including free training courses 
  • Work-life balance- flexible working and family friendly policies 
  • Happy, Healthy You! – our wellbeing offers for our workforce 
  • Employee Assist Programme and Humankind Support Networks 
Humankind Charity
Location 

Leeds

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Contract

Salary 

£22,500 - £30,790 per annum

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