Apply to be a Community Partner with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

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Following recruitment for the Lead Community Partner position, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is launching an exciting opportunity to  help shape the support for young disabled people and people with mental health conditions in your area.

 

About the roles

 

The Young Persons Community Partner will act as a role model to inspire young people, deliver targeted support and support families through parents’ forums. You will work collaboratively with young disabled people, their parents, local support services and employers to develop a holistic employment plan and a tailored network of support. The Young Persons Community Partner will form part of a team of Community Partners, working collaboratively with the third sector in strengthening disability awareness within Jobcentre Plus across a range of specialisms.

 

The Mental Health Community Partner will help shape the support people with mental health conditions receive, support the development of a national mentoring network, and build relationships with organisations specialising in mental health in your area. You will work collaboratively with Jobcentre Plus staff, third sector organisations and employers to develop a holistic package of support for customers.

 

About you

 

You will have a lived experience or in-depth understanding of working with young disabled people or people with mental health conditions, and the barriers they face in everyday life and may encounter when seeking and sustaining long term employment.

 

You may be interested in a fixed-term appointment opportunity or a secondment from your current organisation. Both fixed-term appointments and secondments are available for 12 months with a possible extension for a further 11 months. Organisations are also invited to offer secondment opportunities to their staff, with roles available across Scotland, England and Wales.

 

The deadline to apply is Friday 10 February 2017.

 

Salary:

£26,959 – £31,635 (National)

£30,886 – £35,694 (Inner London)

 

 

To apply:

Visit: https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/

Young Persons Community Partner Reference: 1522942

Mental Health Community Partner Reference: 1522934

 

For queries:

Email: Community.Partners@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Call: 0207 867 3186/0774 747 2709

 

 

The Community Partners Project Team | Department for Work & Pensions, Caxton House, Ground Floor, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NA | Community.Partners@dwp.gsi.gov.uk | Phone: 020 7867 3186 | Mobile: 07747472709

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