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Senior Navigator – North Tyneside

Contract: 37.5 hours per week, fixed term contract to August 2021

Salary:  £22495 – £26500 (dependant on experience)

Location: North of Tyne


This is a unique opportunity to combine your experience of leading a team, and supporting people with health problems as part of the high profile Moving on Tyne and Wear project as it moves into its final year.

Working closely with the project team and your peers you will lead on the delivery of the Navigator element of the Moving on Tyne and Wear project in North Tyneside.  This will involve developing and managing service provision and staffing and budget resources.  You will also identify and build support networks and manage public relations within and relating to the health link element of the service.

As the Senior Navigator you will provide day-to-day support and leadership to the Moving on Tyne and Navigator team in North Tyneside area.  You will also manage a caseload providing one to one support to individuals enabling them to overcome their health barriers to move into employment and/or training.

You will be based in North Tyneside.

 Moving On Tyne & Wear (MOTW) is joint-funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund, and aims to support people with a health barrier, across Tyne and Wear, to move towards or into training and employment.

This project is led by Mental Health Concern (MHC) and supported by 10 other partner organisations, each with a well-established commitment to deliver community-based services for people with complex needs, to make lasting and positive change and to move, in time, into training and employment.

MHC is a registered charity that provides a broad range of services, supporting people with mental health problems to live valued lives.  Primarily based in the North East of England and employing over 260 staff, we are commissioned by the NHS and Local Authorities to provide a wide range of specialist services.

Further information on MHC can be found at http://www.mentalhealthconcern.org/ 


We would like to hear from you if you:

  • Have experience in leading a staff team
  • Have experience in supporting people with health problems to access mainstream activities and resources which will help them to better manage their conditions and move towards or into employment
  • Have experience of working in communities and engaging workless participants
  • Are flexible in your approach to work
  • Are able to work independently and as part of a team

It is essential that you are able to meet the travel requirements of the post.  Additional hours may occasionally be required to meet organisational deadlines.


What we offer in return:

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising with length in service) and with the opportunity to purchase more
  • A comprehensive induction and ongoing training, development and supervision
  • A supportive culture that values work-life balance
  • An enhanced pensions scheme
  • Access to LifeWorks, which provides excellent corporate discounts on shopping, cinema tickets and restaurants
  • An Employee Assistance Programme which offers 24/7 financial, legal and personal advice, including free access to counselling where required
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Death in Service Insurance


How to Apply:

The Job Pack for this role can be downloaded on the Mental Health Concern website. For further information / informal chat about this post, please contact Sandra Donkin on 07912 295873 who will be more than happy to speak to you.

 To apply, please complete the application form on the Mental Health Concern website.


The closing date for applications is Sunday 2nd August 2020.

Interviews will be held week commencing 10th August 2020 (date to be confirmed).


This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, which we will cover the cost of. Concern Group reserves the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date if a large volume of applications is received.  If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of applying, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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