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Navigator (North Tyneside)

Moving On Tyne & Wear is joint-funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund, and aims to support people with a range of complex need across Tyne and Wear to move towards or into training and employment.

This project is led by Mental Health Concern (MHC) and supported by the Northern Inclusion Consortium (NIC) which is comprised of four leading North East charities; Changing Lives, DISC, Groundwork NE & Cumbria, and Mental Health Concern, each with a well-established commitment to delivering community-based services for people with complex needs, to make lasting and positive change and to move, in time, into training and employment.

Mental Health Concern 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.

We are looking to fill the following post:

Navigator, 37.5 hours per week – Moving on Tyne and Wear (fixed term contract to end of June 2020)
Salary: Band B – £16,665 – £22,220 per annum pro rata (based on working 37.5hpw) Dependent on experience
The successful candidate will work as part of a team and will manage a caseload of Moving on Tyne and Wear participants in North Tyneside area providing them with 1:1 support, helping them overcome health barriers to employment and training.

The post holder will help participants to accept, adjust to and when able recover from physical and/or mental health conditions. They will be responsible for supporting them through every stage of their journey, addressing barriers to engagement and introducing activities to support progression into education and employment.
The position will be based in the North Shields office.

We would like to hear from you if you:

 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
As a requirement of the role you must be 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 additional annual leave
 A comprehensive induction and ongoing training, development and supervision
 An enhanced pension scheme
 A supportive culture that values work-life balance
 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 and salary sacrifice childcare vouchers
 Cycle to Work scheme
 Death in Service Insurance

Full job description
Person specification

For further information / informal chat about this post, contact Alan Hodgson on 07759992056
To request an application pack please contact recruitment@concerngroup.org or call 0191 2170377
Applications must be returned to recruitment@concerngroup.org or Buttress House, 36 Brenkley Way, Seaton Burn, NE13 6DS.

The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday 12th December 2018.
Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 18th December 2018.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Please note that Concern Group reserves the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date if a large volume of applications are received.

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