Volunteer Employment Team Assistant

Location: Saint Mary’s Community Campus, Portsmouth
When: From June 2016 exact date TBC
Commitment Required: Minimum of 15 hrs per week - Monday to Friday

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with an understanding of mental health and employment to support Solent Mind’s Employment Team within Portsmouth Support and Recovery with a range of tasks.

You will have an understanding of both mental health and employment – specifically the challenges that can arise for those with mental health conditions who are either trying to retain or access employment

Based within St Mary’s Community Campus in Portsmouth, you will be responsible for a range of tasks including; feedback gathering, basic data and admin tasks, taking part in the running of employment focused group sessions and clinics as well as the opportunity to hold a small caseload of your own (depending on how much time you can commit). This will allow you to advise and assist people with a mild to severe mental health conditions to gain and retain ongoing paid employment with some flexibility around education, training and voluntary work.

Previous experience of working in an employment and/or mental health setting is desirable, together with an understanding of the employment needs of people with mental health conditions. Flexibility, problem solving skills and the ability to work independently are essential requirements for the role.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working in:

  • A charity organisation / NHS

  • Mental Health

  • Employment

  • Office/Administration

Please see the full role description for more details.

Volunteer Application Forms:

Click on the link to download a volunteer application form (word 97-2003 version) - Application Form

Click on the link to download a volunteer application form (pdf version)  - Application Form


Application forms can be returned by:

Email: volunteering@solentmind.org.uk

Post: Volunteer Co-ordinator, Solent Mind, 15-16 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XF

Fax: 023 8202 7811

Or of course you can deliver it by hand to the address stated above.