Service Lead Workplace Leeds – Leeds

Service Lead Workplace Leeds

Doing Good Leeds



Leeds Mind is the city’s leading mental health charity.  We have faith and optimism in our clients and so the services we deliver are built around their needs. We support the people of Leeds to discover their own resources to ‘recover’ from periods of poor mental health, and to live life independently with their mental health condition.

Our values of Kindness, Hope, Respect, Empowerment, Support and Inclusion are pivotal to the work we do.

Belonging at Leeds Mind

Leeds Mind is committed to creating an inclusive environment and being an equal opportunities employer – We believe that inclusive practices should be part of everything we do.  We are committed to ensuring that our colleagues, volunteers, and service users feel a sense of belonging at Leeds Mind that gives them the confidence to share their unique perspectives and experience.

To find out more about how we are developing this you can click here.

Our Service

Workplace Leeds provides specialist mental health Employment Support and Job Retention services throughout Leeds. Employment is an important part of mental health recovery, and we support the aim that people are able to find employment when they want, maintain a family and social life whilst contributing to their community, and avoid loneliness and isolation. The services are provided through a combination of one-to-one sessions and group work.

The Role
You will oversee the day to day delivery and overall performance of the Leeds Mind Workplace Leeds Service. Combining vision and direction with strong relationship building and people management skills, you will take accountability for project performance across our delivery.
You will need to have significant experience of employment support for people with mental health difficulties. You will be responsible for managing IPS Team Leaders, Job Retention Team Leaders, administrators which will involve providing regular supervision around IPS practice issues, as well as support around complex staffing or caseload issues.
Your role will involve building partnerships with local employment, further education providers and referral sources as well as maintain partnerships with stakeholder and commissioners.
Working with the Operations Manager, you will manage a complex budget, including ad hoc projects which fall under the Workplace Leeds remit.
You will work in partnership with Team Leaders and Senior Employment Specialists, ensuring the service in integrated within the NHS Mental Health teams.
You will also build positive working relationships with external partners, most notable NHS England, IPS Grow and National Mind.

Essential Skills and Experience:

Ability to build positive internal and external relationships

Knowledgeable in mental health and wellbeing with the ability to articulate in both clinical and employment-related contexts the role of employment in improving mental and emotional wellbeing

Relevant previous contract or project management experience focused on supporting performance, quality and compliance

Experience of achievement in a target-driven environment and ability to drive performance through focused performance management

Experience of line management and staff development

Proven experience of meeting and exceeding outcomes and targets

Living our core values every day.

Hours – 37

Scale – NJC Scale PO2 points 29 to 32

Salary – £35,411 to £38,296 per annum

Contract – Permanent

Closing Date: 30th March 2023

Interview Date:  6th April 2023

The role is based at Delacey House, Kirkstall, Leeds.

For an informal discussion about these posts prior to applying please Tel: 07590 046525 and speak to Rhys Toone.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake a right to work in the UK check as well as an enhanced DBS check.  Leeds Mind is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Reg charity number: 1007625


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