Walking With the Wounded – IPS Employment Advisor (East & London)


Location: Hybrid of homeworking and travel; homebased with daily travel to support clients or attend meetings throughout the in the focus area of the region.

Salary: £28,000 to £33,000 dependant on experience

Hours: Full time – 37.5 hours (e.g. 9-5, half hour unpaid break)

Contract Type: Permanent – 37.5 hours per week (e.g. 9-5, half hour unpaid break)

Company benefits:         

  • 5% Employer Pension Contribution
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Bike 2 Work Scheme
  • Death in Service following successful completion of probation
  • Competitive annual leave

Walking With The Wounded supports those who have served in the Armed Forces and their families.  We specialise in developing pathways into employment with organisations who recognise and value the unique skills and qualities of our ex-service personnel.

WWTW employment service covers the East of England plus London. This role will focus on the south of the region (Essex) and London, whilst a second Employment Advisor will focus on the North of the Region. The role will be homebased with daily travel to support clients or attend meetings throughout the in the focus area of the region.

For this role, half of your caseload will be received from the OP Courage East of England, London and Lincolnshire NHS Trust. The remaining half of your caseload will be received from the community and other partner organisations.

It is recognised that secure and appropriate employment is a key factor for improved mental health, therefore, you will form part of that individual’s wider support team in providing the specialist employment support element. You will be expected to work closely with referring partners, meeting regularly to feedback on the progress with individual service users. You will also need to work with local employers; developing a bank of employers who are willing to explore supporting your clients, securing work placement opportunities, identifying any necessary training, sourcing competitive roles and, where this is successful, providing in-work support to both employer and employee to ensure a smooth transition.

In return, we will provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop your skills in a supportive, inclusive environment.  Training will be provided, and we encourage our staff to develop their own personal and professional skills.

If you are an employment advisor with an understanding of working with more complex clients, we would like to hear from you. We are also open to applications from those who are newer to IPS. You should fully appreciate the patience, resilience and self-motivation that are required to support a dispersed and diverse caseload of complex individuals. The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently, particularly in managing time and caseload, whilst recognising that they are one crucial element of a wider team of support who will need to work collaboratively to get the best outcome for clients. Experience of working with veterans would be beneficial although not essential, knowledge and experience of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) method of working would be welcomed.

In this role no two days are the same and every day will bring new challenges whilst you empower ex-service personnel to regain their independence, thrive and contribute within our communities.

You can read more about WWTW on our website: www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk 

Apply by completing and submitting our application with a supporting CV.

It is important you read through WWTW key values, the Job Description and Person Specification prior to completing and submitting WWTW short application with a supporting CV and cover letter, all documents can be accessed here.

The closing date for applications is Monday 30 January 2023.  Please submit your application early to avoid disappointment as the advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

To assist with planning, we anticipate interviews will be held week commencing the 13 February 2023 and will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.

If you have any queries, please contact Jonathan Scott-Laws on 07741 570068.

WWTW is an equal opportunities employer. WWTW is an employer committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and wellbeing of its staff.

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