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We are very aware at Mind in Croydon that people really are our main asset. Attracting the right recruits and retaining them is of paramount importance and ensures that our clients get the best possible service. The benefits we can offer are a flexible and genuinely family-friendly environment – many of our staff work part time, some job share and there are opportunities to take time off in lieu in order to fit the requirements of the job around one’s home life. A lot is talked of ‘home life balance’ – at Mind in Croydon this is a reality.

We always welcome applications from people with lived experience of mental health problems and make reasonable adjustments where this is necessary.

Our Values

Training and Development

We have a highly trained human resources department which believes that good people management is essential. All staff receive a full induction programme in line with the new ‘Care Standards Act’. This involves both internal induction to all our projects and external visits to related agencies so that staff are familiar with our ‘partners’ within the borough of Croydon, and understand how we work with them. There are regular supervisions, appraisals and staff are fully trained and encouraged to become experts in their field. 

We have a number of policies to ensure we meet best practice guidelines generally. It is also our aim to actively encourage diversity in aspects such as ethnicity, age, and disability, to ensure that our staff complement our client group.

Disclosure and Barring Service Checks

We comply with the DBS Code of Practice and undertake to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of disclosure based on conviction or other information revealed. The organisation is committed to fair treatment of individuals and users of its services, regardless of age, race, religion or belief, creed, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, marital or parental status, sex, sexual orientation, disability or offending background.

We actively promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills, and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those with criminal records. We select candidates for interviews based on their skills, qualifications, and experience.

Carrying out DBS checks is an important part of safeguarding and makes our recruitment decisions safer. Under The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975 (Exceptions) Mind in Croydon can ask individuals about spent convictions. This is because, under the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) Regulations 2002, as amended by the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Amendment), anyone working with adults and children who will receive a health or social care service will need to have enhanced DBS check.

Where a Disclosure is to form part of a recruitment process, we encourage all applicants called for an interview to provide details of any criminal record at an early stage in the application process.

We request that this information is sent under separate, confidential cover to a designated person within the organisation. This information will only be seen by those who need to see it as part of the recruitment process. Unless the nature of the position allows us to ask questions about your entire criminal record we only ask about “unspent” convictions as defined in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

We ensure that all those who are involved in the recruitment process, have been suitably trained to identify and assess the relevance and circumstances of offences. We also ensure that they have received appropriate guidance and training in the relevant legislation relating to the employment of ex-offenders, i.e., the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Current Vacancies

Croydon Health and Wellbeing Space Advice Worker (Form Filling Lead)

Reporting to:        Croydon Health and Wellbeing Space Manager

Responsible for:  None

Salary:                   £28,388.08 per annum

Hours:                   36 hours per week (full time), Monday to Saturday (across 5 shifts).

Contract:               Fixed Term until 31 March 2025

Location:               Croydon Health and Wellbeing Space (CHWS), Whitgift Centre, North End, Croydon CR0 1LP (additional locations may be identified in the future)

 

Purpose of the role:

Croydon Health & Wellbeing Space (CHWS) is an exciting and dynamic service, run in partnership with Mind in Croydon and Croydon BME Forum and commissioned by South London and Maudsley Mental Health Service (SLaM). The CHWS opened in 2022 with the aim of providing advice, information, and specialist support to Croydon residents with mental health concerns, who drop-in, or have been referred to the via the local Integrated Care Network Plus multi-disciplinary clinical and community mental health support teams.

The Advice Worker will be part of a friendly team, including support workers, crisis workers and clinical mental health professionals and function as the first point of access for visitors to the CHWS. Following an initial conversation to ascertain the clients’ needs, the Advice Worker will provide information and advice, as well as signposting and referrals to specialist services, such as the Mental Health Personal Independence Co-ordinators, Social Prescribers and Community Link Workers, in addition to the wider voluntary and statutory services in the borough. The role will be fast paced and vary each day offering a fantastic opportunity for the postholder to develop their knowledge and skills and make a difference to the users of this service.

CHWS Advice Worker (Form Filling Lead) Job Description And Person Specification

Mind in Croydon is an equal opportunities employer. No job applicant or employee will be discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

We encourage applications from those with Lived Experience.

To apply please send your CV and a Covering Letter to recruitment@mindincroydon.org.uk explaining:

  • Why would you like to apply for this role?
  • How your skills and experience relate to the competencies in the Person Specification of the job description?
  • What value you can add to the service?

Closing date for applications is 9th June

We will be actively interviewing as applications come in.

Facilities Officer

Reporting to:        Head of Finance and Resources

Responsible for:  None

Salary:                   £26,530.37 – £28,233.33 per annum

Hours:                   36 hours per week (9am-5pm)

Contract:               Permanent Full-Time

Location:               The main place of work will be: Orchard House and other locations from time to time

 

Mind in Croydon is a charity concerned with the welfare of people with mental health problems living in the London Borough of Croydon and the surrounding areas. It provides a range of

support services in Advocacy, Welfare Benefits, Social Networks, Therapeutic Services, Health and Wellbeing, Social Inclusion, Activities and Information.

Purpose of the role:

The Facilities Officer role is pivotal in overseeing and managing property operations within the UK market. This position is designed to ensure the efficient utilization of properties, adherence to Health and Safety (H&S) regulations, and optimization of net income generated by investment properties. The key objectives of the role align with UK-specific property management and compliance standards.

Facilities Officer Job Description & Person Specification

Mind in Croydon is an equal opportunities employer. No job applicant or employee will be discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

We encourage applications from those with Lived Experience.

To apply please send your CV and a Covering Letter to hr@mindincroydon.org.uk explaining:

  • Why would you like to apply for this role?
  • How your skills and experience relate to the competencies in the Person Specification of the job description?
  • What value you can add to the service?

 

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 22nd May 2024

 

We will be actively interviewing as applications come in.

No agencies please.

Recovery Space Manager

Reporting to:        Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing

Responsible for:  CHWS Crisis Support Workers and Recovery Space Workers

Salary:                   £36,196.16 per annum

Hours:                   36 hours per week (full time) worked within a 7-day rota (7days a week/365 days a year) The current service operates a daytime service, 9.00am – 6.00pm and evening service 3.00pm – 11.00pm

                               (This will include weekend work, approximately one in three weekends)

Contract:              Permanent, Full-Time

Location:               Main place of work will be Fairfield House, 10 Altyre Road, East Croydon.  Some of the team will be based at Croydon Health and Wellbeing Space at the Whitgift Centre, Croydon (and other locations that may be used in the future) and the Outreach Worker will be predominantly working from the Community Hubs around the Borough.

 

Mind in Croydon is a charity concerned with the welfare of people with mental health problems living in the London Borough of Croydon and the surrounding areas. Mind in Croydon delivers Mental Health Transformation Program services alongside Croydon BME Forum, these include Croydon Health and Wellbeing Space and Mental Health Personal Independence Coordinators. Other services include Recovery Space, Advocacy, Active Minds, Carers Support, Peer Support In-Reach, Social Networking, Counselling, and an Information Service.

This exciting role will manage the provision of a non-clinical Recovery Space (crisis café) funded by South London Partnership Commissioning. This project operates in the day and evenings, people are referred by our Trusted Assessors in various Teams such as Croydon University Hospital, Psychiatric Liaison, Assessment and Liaison, Croydon College, Home Treatment Team and others.

The aim of the service is to divert people, who would be better supported elsewhere, away from Accident and Emergency (A&E) and towards services that can support with their immediate crisis within the Borough of Croydon. The Recovery Space Service Manager leads this service which is non-clinical but a warm and welcoming setting to support and hold individuals during the day and evening. The Recovery Space service referrals will not be accepted after 10pm for attendance at night.

The role will work closely at senior operational level with external partners, clinical, commissioning, and voluntary sector organisations to plan, develop and promote the highest quality service. They will manage a team of nine staff, three are Crisis Workers, operating a day service, one outreach crisis worker also operating during the day and five Recovery Space Workers in the evening.  The role will need to produce reports, develop, and implement policies and procedures in line with best practice and to ensure the service is making a difference to people’s lives.  The role will work with other service managers including those managers within the Transformation services to ensure a One Team approach to provide an effective and efficient service for clients.

Recovery Space Manager Job Description And Person Specification

Mind in Croydon is an equal opportunities employer. No job applicant or employee will be discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

We encourage applications from those with Lived Experience.

To apply please send your CV and a Covering Letter to hr@mindincroydon.org.uk explaining:

  • Why would you like to apply for this role?
  • How your skills and experience relate to the competencies in the Person Specification of the job description?
  • What value you can add to the service?

Closing date for applications is 24th May 2024

We will be interviewing as applications come in.

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