Opportunity to join a new Social Enterprise

We are always looking to welcome new people to join our team.

If you have lived experience of mental ill-health or of caring for someone who does, you would be very welcome to apply to work with us, either on projects or in our office.

We are looking for people to undertake a wide range of project work.

You should have a good level of understanding and some experience of working in one or more of the following areas:

  • Working with vulnerable adults
  • Training
  • Delivering presentations / public speaking
  • Project management

For most of our project work we provide training; usually a combination of classroom and experiential training.

To undertake any client work, you must also be able to provide a CRB or DBS which is less than 5 years old. Having something recorded will not usually prevent you from working with us.

For our office work, we are looking for people with experience in one of more of the following areas:

  • General admin
  • Office management / PA
  • Book-keeping
  • IT (software and / or hardware)
  • Windows: Word / Excel / PowerPoint

We are happy to provide training in some areas if you already have skills and experience in one or more of the above.

Our office is based in a quiet street in London SE17.

We also actively welcome people without lived experience to join our office team as volunteers.

Although EbyE (Consultants and office workers) is fairly well balanced in terms of gender, and has diversity in terms of ethnicity, we actively welcome people from BME backgrounds, as we would like our workforce to be made up of people from a wider range of BME backgrounds.

All of our workers are required to register with HMRC as self-employed, and to make an annual on-line return. This is a simple process, and we have an office worker who can help you (on a paid basis) should you wish. He can also give you general advice for free.

See http://expertsbyexperience.wordpress.com/2013/11/23/join-experts-by-experience/


Apprenticeship/Return to work scheme- Clinical Support Workers

Do you have a lived experience of mental distress or do you have experience of caring for a family member or friend with a mental health condition. Are you interested in joining the organisation of clinical staff?

Are you committed and interested in a career in Health and Social Care within a well-known Mental Health Trust?

We are looking for individuals of any age, but we do also want to offer opportunities to one candidate aged between 16-24. This is to offer access to training to young people from our local community, in this challenging employment market.

We are seeking positive and innovative clinical support workers of the future to join a return to work scheme or an apprenticeship. You will receive a salary based upon the National Apprenticeship rate or if you are in receipt of benefits (additional monies to supplement your benefits. We have two routes in line with benefits agency advice) and a fully funded Education qualification. Please refer to the additional document on the NHS jobs website which underlines the two routes.

You do not need any formal experience or qualifications, but you do need to be keen to learn, enthusiastic, motivated, passionate and willing to seize this opportunity to gain a formal qualification coupled with on the job training.

The Education and Training Department provides a full range of developmental activities for all of our 4,800 staff regardless of profession or job title, and support to service users and colleagues from our partner organisations. This team will support you in your endeavours.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone willing to work with a work based buddy/ mentor, service user coach and Apprenticeship facilitator to train and develop skills to become a Clinical Support worker.

Why are we doing this?
Because we value lived experience of both service users and carers and we see clearly that your contribution will be invaluable to meeting our organisational aspirations.

Please do call the numbers below to discuss the opportunity, financial remuneration, the interview process, which includes a funded benefits advice/ support session to support you in making decisions about which route you will take.

You can apply for the post by completing the attached application. You are advised to get support to complete the application form if you need it. Also look up the following link (http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/advice/intro.htmlinformation) on NHS jobs for guidance on ‘Making successful applications. You are encouraged to apply for the post as soon as possible as it may close earlier than stated if we receive excessive applications.

For those who are not familiar with using NHS jobs to complete an application there will be an ‘Applying with support’ session on the Thursday the 21st of November 2013 from 9:30 to 4pm to help you with this. This will be held at Bishopsgate Education and Training Centre, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard road, Beckenham, BR3 3BX. The aim of this session is to support you with registering on NHS jobs and uploading your application only. You will not get help with the details of your application as this will not be fair on other applicants, but you are welcome to bring any information (e.g. C.V, certificates) so you can complete your application form on the day.

If you will like to attend please report to reception on arrival and you will be directed to the room where this session will be held. Look forward to meeting you all.

Please contact John Sapani on 0203 228 2524 for further details

DIY Happiness Game, Covent Garden – Book by 3rd February!

This is a really interesting, new and innovative way to promote wellbeing. But get your booking in fast – the deadline for registering is the 3rd of February! (Contact details for how to register are at bottom of post)

  • View the flyer for this event CLICK HERE:DIY Happiness Game Invite Flyer
  • View some more information on this project CLICK HERE:DIY Happiness Game Summary ReportAs part of the Lottery Funded Well London1 programme, SouthLondon and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust commissioned Uscreates to develop the DIY Happiness Game. The game is a continuation to the DIY Happiness workshop aimed at promoting the five ways to well-being messages developed as part of the Foresight Report in mental capital and well-being2.When?: Friday 17th February 2012
    What times?:
    Morning Session: 9:30AM – 12:30PM
    Afternoon Session: 1pm – 4pm
    Where?:Jubliee Hall
    30 The Piazza
    Covent Garden
    WC2E 8BE
  • Places are limited! – Book by the 3rd of February!
  • You may reserve your place on either the Morning or the Afternoon Session
    Please state your preference to:
    Caro Swan
    Tel: 020 3228 1695 or Email:carolyn.swan@slam.nhs.uk

Education and Training Service User Consultant Role

Fantastic opportunity in the Psychosis CAG (Clinical Academic Group)

  • Are you interested in helping the Psychosis CAG to develop better ways to make sure that the CAGs education and training plan considers service users views, needs and experiences?
  • Are you passionate about getting involved in improving mental health services?
  • Are you comfortable working alongside managers and service users?This role is to be a member of the “Psychosis CAG Education and Training Committee”. It’s a great opportunity for someone to step forward who may have opinions about Education and Training.What will be expected of you?
    – Attendance of the Education and Training Committee Group for two hours every six weeks.
    – Occasional attendance of other meetings, such as the Service User Advisory Group. This will mean another hour per month.
    – Email and phone calls in between meetings of up to one hour per month.
    – Help staff consider the relevance of Education and Training issues to service users.

    This role will be best suited to someone with:
    – Experience of using mental health services
    – A real passion for Education and Training
    – Experience of meetings
    – Experience of consulting with services users
    – Ability to think about others’ experiences

    What are the hours?
    Between 2- 4 hours per month. The role will be fully reviewed after six months.

    How do you apply?
    First, have a look at the role description CLICK HERE:Role Description Service User Education and training committee Project Consultant
    And a power-point presentation CLICK HERE:Education and Training Committee

    For more information and/or if you are interested in applying contact:
    Anne Kirby
    Patient and Public Involvement Lead for the Psychosis CAG:
    Email:anne.kirby@slam.nhs.uk Telephone:07989652482
    Please note that the deadline for applications being received is Friday 17th February