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Employment Opportunity
Mental Health Employment Liaison Worker
Fixed Term June 21 to Jan 22

The MHELW will provide support to employees identified as having significant mental health problems (i.e., those who are currently receiving NHS primary and secondary mental healthcare support), to remain engaged and productive at work. The worker will act as a liaison between employees, employers and mental healthcare providers to provide tailored advice and support on what good workplace wellbeing practices look like for each individual and how stakeholders can help achieve this.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 the MHELW will provide support online with some optional sessions to be provided face to due to ongoing home working and social distancing requirements during the epidemic and beyond. face (NB. Availability of face to face sessions will be dependent on Covid-19 restrictions, and Covid-19 secure workplaces.)

Key functions of post

  • To be responsible for an agreed client caseload of employees across the six-month trial period.

  • To act as the interface between an employee, employer and healthcare provider. In practice, this may involve attending joint meetings between the parties, or holding individual meetings and advising on what adaptations might be necessary for the worker and supporting these to happen.

  • To provide education about mental health in the workplace including tailored advice and support to both employees and employers.

  • To actively listen and understand the needs of employees, creating tailored individual plans to support employees to remain in work.

  • To signpost employees to relevant information and support, including to advice on legal rights. To signpost employers to relevant information and support, including other interventions being delivered as part of the MHPP pilot.

  • To provide basic mental health support to employees including advice on sleep, diet and activity.

  • If one is available, work with and develop relationships with the occupational department of the business, in the best interests of the employee.

  • To promote/publicise the service and establish positive employer engagement and input.

  • To build and maintain positive relationships with healthcare providers.

  • To accurately and efficiently manage all administration processes

Closing date for all applications is:

9am Wednesday 14 April 2021
Applications received after this time and date will NOT be accepted or considered.
See the Recruitment Pack for full details.

  • To support on all administration linked to the trial including keeping a record of meeting dates, function, time spent and outcome so that model fidelity can be explored and coded. This will also include feeding into data collection by the study researcher.

  • To undergo any training relevant to the role either internally or externally (e.g. legal framework of the role, what training materials to provide employee and employers).

  • To ensure the support provided reflects a commitment to Equal Opportunities and integration.

  • Keep abreast of effective workplace wellbeing practices, mental health treatments, therapies, policy, legislation and local services relating to well-being.

  • To reflect and share experiences and learning with the other MHELW’s across the Midlands region.

  • To participate in facilitated group meetings between MHELWs.

  • To complete a DBS check and maintain research ethics standards and follow national Mind’s safeguarding procedures.

  • Attend regular one to one supervision with the appointed line manager reporting on all areas of responsibility.

  • Undertake any other duties as delegated, which are deemed appropriate within the pay scale and responsibilities of the post and following consultation.

For an application pack, please email info@burtonmind.co.uk or click this link to download a zip file with full details.

Volunteering Opportunity

Community Help Associate - Burntwood

3-15 hours a week, supporting 'Burntwood Be A Friend'

To support the community in providing useful, relevant and up to date information to support their emotional wellbeing and mental health, in person, by phone, and by use of social media.

This role would ideally suit a person with lived experience of mental health problems or a carer.

Full training, support and materials will be provided.

To download a full description (PDF) click here.

For a informal chat and to recieve a full application pack please call the office on 01283 566696 and ask for Keri.

Volunteering Opportunity

Charity Trustee

Burton and District Mind are looking to recruit new trustees to join our existing board.

We would like to hear from people who share our vision for everyone in our community to experience better mental health.

If you would like to discuss joining our team, and have skills to help us deliver our vision, mission and values please contact us at info@burtonmind.co.uk or on Tele 01283 566696.

We are particularly looking to recruit people with a passion and interest in mental health, business acumen and connections within our local community. For more information, please see our Trustee Job Description.

Associate Opportunity

Wellbeing Group Associate

Can you use your stunning skills and life experience to help people with mental health problems to improve their lives and wellbeing?


This role involves sessional work based on grant funding and community fund raising. Working alongside a qualified Mind therapist, you will facilitate a programme of activity to improve the mental health and wellbeing of a group of between 3 - 12 participants.


This is likely to be on a weekly basis which each session lasting between 1-5 hours. Number of weeks will be dependent on funding and programme of work.

Locations will include appropriately sourced community venues around Burton on Trent, Lichfield, Burntwood and Tamworth. Digital delivery is an option depending on the activity.


Skills will include at least one of the following: arts, music, fitness, sports, horticulture, gardening, mindfulness, life skills, digital skills, but we are very open to ideas.


Skills will include co-productive programme design and delivery of community and group projects to support people with mental health problems and capability to improve emotional wellbeing.


Skills and experience will include supervising volunteers to actively contribute to group sessions.


Skills and experience will include understanding the role of active participation, evaluation, monitoring and continuous development.

Qualification and experience will include evidence of previous success of the above, such as a training qualification and a qualification in your field of expertise. You will need to have (at minimum):

  • Evidence of qualifications requested.

  • Enhanced DBS check for children and vulnerable adults.

  • Up to date Safeguarding policies and procedure and evidence of training.

  • Up to date health and safety risk assessments for your activities.

  • Two referees that can vouch for the quality of your work and your ability to work with vulnerable groups.

  • Insurance appropriate to your activity.

  • A bank account in the UK.

  • Business use on your car insurance (if driving).


If you cannot provide all of the above, but are committed to this opportunity, do please make contact as we are open to a discussion about personal development. We are building a bank of associates, so there is no closing date currently for applications.

To recieve a full application pack please email info@burtonmind.co.uk with the reference FAO Keri Lawrence

Send Applications to the following details:

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