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  • Advertised from 20th April 2020
  • Flexible to cover 7 days (49 hours), split between two posts up to March 2021


FEAT is seeking two Employment Specialists 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 candidates 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 roles will be based in our offices in Glenrothes, though you are also expected to carry out a proportion of work in NHS inpatient/outpatient settings and in the community around Fife, with patients with complex mental health conditions, on a one-to-one basis. This innovative project has secured substantial further funding from Opportunities Fife and the European Social Investment Fund and we expect to continue beyond March 2021. 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

Following the confirmation of cases of COVID-19 in Scotland we have decided to put recruitment on hold for the immediate future. Applications for our vacancies are still welcomed but we will not be shortlisting, or inviting candidates to interview until the application and interview process can be carried out face to face.

Application packs are available by e-mail from or telephone 01592 759371. Please do not send a C.V. Candidates will be required to undergo a PVG check. For informal queries around hours for the posts or anything else, please contact Joanne Koziel on 07736901030.

The closing date for applications is Friday 24th April at 5pm