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Employment Specialist – Fife Individual Placement & Support

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,056
  • Fife - with remote working options available
  • Closing 13th August 2021

  • Advertised from 27th July 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.

For this period of funding, the role will mainly be done virtually, with collaborative technology being used to ensure that a minimum of 65% of your time is spent working with clients, employers or referrers. Although working remotely, there is an expectation of occasional essential travel for face-to-face engagements within Fife. You will undertake to agree to and practise in line with FEAT’s professional guidelines and 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 require all client-facing staff hold, or have a commitment to holding, professional registration as a Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) through attainment of the NIDMAR qualification. There is an opportunity to complete this requirement through funded training and subsidised membership, once in post (subject to availability, terms and conditions).

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.

Application notes

Please do not send a C.V. Candidates will be required to undergo a PVG check and satisfactory completion of this must be confirmed before starting work. For informal queries around hours for the post or anything else, please contact Joanne Koziel on 07736901030 or Grant Bowie on 07736 901058

Application packs, including an informative video are available via our website Fife Employment Access Trust or by e-mail to

Completed applications should be returned to

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 13th August 2021.

Interviews will be held shortly afterwards.