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Employment Specialist - IPS

  • Full time
  • £24,200 – £30,400
  • London
  • Closing 20th October 2021

  • Advertised from 13th October 2021
  • £24,200 - £30,400 per annum plus £2,100 London Weighting. 12 month Fixed term contract with possible extension.


Job Summary

Would you like to work closely with a caseload to support Service Users back into paid work?

The Service

WDP are delivering a large IPS employment service contract in West London, where a team of 10 staff will support over 700 job starts with individuals affected by substance misuse.

IPS (Individual Placement & Support) is a proven system based around working intensively and exclusively on securing employment.

The Role

We are looking for an Employment Specialist (ES) to join our IPS Team. Working to monthly targets, you will closely support a group of clients back into work. You will be dynamic and driven to secure the best outcomes for your caseload.


• Salary band of £24,200 - £30,400 per annum plus £2,100 London Weighting

• 12 month Fixed term contract with possible extension

• 37.5 hours per week


We are looking for an employment specialist to join our team working in West London.

Why Should You Apply?

• A new challenge

• Focussed caseload

• Competitive salary

Application notes

For an informal chat about the role available, contact Harj Bansil, Team Manager on 07427 037485 or or Claire Bowey, Senior Employment Specialist on 07367 288385 or

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website:

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 20th October at 23:59

The interviews are likely to take place week commencing 25 October

Interviews are likely to take place via MS Teams to support social distancing.

WDP and our values

WDP is an innovative behaviour-change charity. We facilitate long-lasting transformation in people’s lives to improve health, wellbeing and social integration. We work across the fields of substance misuse, young person’s support, employability, sexual health and inpatient services.

All staff are required to work to WDP’s four values:

  • Entrepreneurial
  • In partnership
  • Strong belief in service users
  • Community focused

·Diversity and Equality

WDP are a committed equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from disabled candidates, and those form minority ethnic backgrounds.


WDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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