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Employment Advisor

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
Base: Preston Central and West or Pennine

We are looking for a number of Employment Advisors to join the team to be part of the exciting expansion of the highly successful Employment Advisors in Talking Therapies Programme across Lancashire (previously IAPT). This role is currently fixed term until March 2025 with a strong potential to be extended. The programme was created to offer suitable employment support for those accessing the Talking Therapies service, promoting the link between being in work and achieving improved mental health outcomes.

Information on the programme can be found on using the following link:

Employment advisers in improving access to psychological therapies - GOV.UK (

Main duties of the job

This role is part of an employment advice service, working closely with clinicians working to provide psychological therapies to people with common mental health problems. The post holders will support service users with common mental health problems to gain, return to or retain employment. The role will involve working directly with Jobcentre Plus, employers, trade unions and employment agencies to keep people in employment and secure employment opportunities.

To provide Psychologically informed advice to service users.

To work closely with Step Two and Step Three workers within NHS TALKING THERAPIES

To be co-located within all the LSCFT NHS TALKING THERAPIES Teams

To offer appropriate advice taking into account the physical and psychological clinical needs of individuals

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • A degree in a relevant area or equivalent experience in employment advice or mental health



  • The EA will have a good understanding of return to work planning.
  • EAs will be aware of the secondary effects on the individual that could be caused by their mental health experience
  • EA will also be aware that many individuals with mental health conditions may also have primary or secondary health conditions and disabilities.
  • The EA will have the knowledge to understand the work implications of these conditions, confidence, fear of failure etc
  • Knowledge of employment and disability related benefits.



  • Experience of providing vocational/employment support.

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Talking Therapies Management




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