Employment Specialist – Fife Individual Placement & Support

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,056
  • Fife - with remote working options available
  • Closing 2nd July 2021

  • Advertised from 14th June 2021
  • Part-time or full-time hours considered, initially contracted to end of December 2021 (with an expectation to continue beyond this date subject to funding).


FEAT is seeking an Employment Specialist to use the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach, working in partnership with Fife Health & Social Care and with clients with complex and enduring mental health conditions across Fife. IPS is a proven way of helping people, who have had mental ill health, back to work.

The successful candidate will proactively manage a caseload of individuals who are unemployed and/or currently off work. You will deliver the IPS evidence-based model of vocational rehabilitation for people with complex and enduring mental health problems. Working directly with all relevant stakeholders: the individual, NHS Fife, Fife Council, GPs, employers, colleges, Job Centre Plus and Occupational Health to enable individuals to gain and retain employment.

The role is delivered in the client’s community spending 65% of your time with clients and employers. FEAT are currently delivering their services virtually and are working closely with government guidelines as restrictions are lessened. You will undertake to agree to and practise in line with FEAT’s professional guidelines. You will be part of an enthusiastic dynamic team offering an inclusive, non-judgmental approach to support and empower people to flourish by managing their mental health for life.

FEAT are an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident employer and encourage applications from all members of the community including disabled applicants. We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group, but, as members of ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented in our organisation we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone. FEAT's vision is to enable and support individuals to reach their full positive mental well-being in a culture where there is no stigma.

Application notes

Please do not send a C.V.

Candidates will be required to undergo a PVG check.

For informal queries around hours for the post or anything else, please contact Joanne Koziel on 07736901030 or Joanne@fifeips.co.uk.

Application packs are available via our website or by e-mail to wendy@feat.org.uk

Completed applications should be sent to wendy@feat.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 2 July 2021. Interviews will be held shortly afterwards.

Interviews will be held shortly afterwards.