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Job Category
Community Mental Health
Starting Salary £30,017 (Band range £30,017 to £34,829)
Closing date
Contract type
Total hours per week

We deliver the Thrive into Work service on behalf of the West Midland Combined Authority. We offer one-to-one support to anyone who experiences barriers to finding work because of their physical or mental health. This service is known as Individual Placement and Support (IPS).  

The Role

We are currently recruiting for Team Leaders to lead our service in the West Midlands. As a Team Leader you will have experience of managing a team and of building relationships, of motivating others to achieve and will have a proactive approach to problem solving and achieving objectives. 

You will have extensive experience of working with and supporting people who have experienced mental health problems and other unemployed disadvantaged groups into employment.

As a Team Leader you will lead a team of IPS Employment Specialists providing training, mentoring, and supervision and modelling of the IPS approach to promote quality services with the aim to meet targeted referrals, engagements and outcomes.

You will communicate with key stakeholders including Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services, Primary Care and Job Centre Plus, and Partnership Managers to ensure services are integrated. You will be a champion for the service and will support the Regional Manager in maximising service outcomes.

About our Thrive into Work service

We help to empower people living with health conditions to find suitable and satisfying work.  Research suggests that being in regular work has positive effects on your health.  If you have a health condition, being in work can help you to improve support networks and find ways to manage your health and wellbeing.

Participants accessing our services receive tailored one to one support to meet their needs and employment goals, and receive support with finding the right job, and support once in work.


We have opportunities in:

Birmingham and Solihull


This role is peripatetic with a mix of home based and in community working. You must have a driving licence and a car as you will be visiting participants and colleagues out in the community in the West Midlands.

Closing Date

We will be shortlisting candidates as they apply therefore if you are interested in this opportunity please submit your application asap.

Employee Benefits

At Shaw Trust you will be joining a supportive, values driven team, who are passionate about helping people.  Download the Job Description for full details and Person Specification. In addition to a competitive salary and being part of an organisation which makes a positive difference to people’s lives, as an employee of Shaw Trust you will receive: 

Paid leave

  • 25 days annual leave per year, plus bank holidays, and the option to purchase additional holiday
  • 3.5 days paid leave at Christmas
  • 2 days paid volunteering leave each year

Opportunities to connect

  • Join an employee network: LGBTQ+ Support Network, Racial Equality Network, Disabled Employee Network
  • Join our employee voice network 

Opportunities to progress your career

  • Access to an online learning platform
  • Access to internal apprenticeships
  • Cross organisational career paths

Health and wellbeing

  • Healthcare cash plan, giving you money back for health care costs including dentistry and eye care, and access to wellbeing apps
  • Health and wellbeing programmes including counselling via our employee assistance programme
  • Discounted gym membership

Financial wellbeing

  • An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months
  • Life Assurance at 3 times your annual salary rate
  • Online shopping discounts including supermarkets and DIY stores

Our Strategy

To find out more about Shaw Trusts aims in our 2030 Strategic Directive available here: 

Join a diverse and inclusive organisation

Shaw Trust is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, where every employee, regardless of their background or lived experience, feels that they belong and can progress in their career.  We are Disability Confident Leaders, support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government’s Access to Work scheme. Living our values we are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within our organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived-experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion. If you have accessibility requirements and would like information in a different format, email: to make alternative arrangements.