Employment Specialists, West London x 5

West London
£26,000 - £32,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Closing date:Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 17:00
Interview date, week commencing:Monday, February 4, 2019
Job role:

Would you like to work closely with a caseload to support Service Users back into paid work?

The Service

WDP are rolling out a large IPS employment service contract in West London, where a team of 10 staff will support over 700 job starts with individuals affected by substance misuse. IPS (Individual Placement & Support) is a proven system based around working intensively and exclusively on securing employment.

The Role

We’re looking for Employment Specialists (ES) to join our IPS Team.  Working to monthly targets, you will closely support a group of clients back into work.  You will be dynamic and driven to secure the best outcomes for your caseload.

Our Values

At WDP our values mean a lot to us, they define who we are and what we strive to achieve.  The roles will live and project these values in all areas of practice:

  • Entrepreneurial – you will be driven to facilitate WDP’s expansion and develop innovative ideas to help achieve this
  • In partnership – you will be a team player and liaise effectively with other WDP staff and key stakeholders
  • Strong belief in service users – you will be ambitious for those we help and this will be demonstrated by your focus on successful outcomes
  • Community focused – you will help design services that serve the whole community.

If you are committed to designing safe, effective, high quality, evidence-based services and have the ability to work well in partnership then you are the person we are looking for!

Why Should You Apply?

  • A new challenge
  • Focussed caseload
  • Competitive salary


For an informal chat about the role, contact Rebecca Odedra, Reintegration Programmes Manager on 07918 738 904 or rebecca.odedra@wdp.org.uk and read the attached Recruitment Pack for  full information on how to apply.


Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for interview after the closing date. 

Employment Specialists will be expected to attend assessment day as part of the process which will be taking place on the Wednesday the 6th of February.

WDP is recovery focused organisation. Our staff and volunteers are committed to helping our service users to improve their health and wellbeing, and to become free from dependency.

WDP is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

WDP aims to be an equal opportunities employer.