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Senior Wellbeing Advisor

Job description

As our Senior Wellbeing Advisor, you’ll work on behalf of the UK’s Intelligence Services to support and promote staff wellbeing. Acting alongside a multi-disciplinary team comprised of outreach delivery teams, clinical psychologists, wellbeing practitioners, counsellors, occupational health nurses and workplace adjustment advisors, you’ll ensure this topic remains a key priority within the intelligence community.
You’ll lead on the triage and prioritisation of referrals and deliver one-to-one and group support to complex cases. As a senior advisor, you’ll also be required to join an on-call rota one week in every eight (on average, and subject to change based on staffing levels). This number is only for crisis calls directed through the HQ switchboard. 
Whether you’re supporting colleagues in medium and high-risk roles or overseeing wellbeing projects, you’ll share your insights and experience across a variety of tasks. You’ll also shape the delivery of training and psychoeducation initiatives by feeding external best practice into our service development. Plus, you’ll carry out stakeholder engagement across people services and mission areas.

About you:
Empathetic, calm under pressure with good people skills – that’s you. You’ll have a background of working in mental health or wellbeing environment, and/or experience delivering one-to-one and group interventions. This could’ve been in the public or private sector; your knowledge will include working with adults and delivering support services in different formats including guided self-help, face-to-face and online.
Mental Health First Aid or Mental Health Awareness training is essential in this role. You’ll be expected to lead the team and deal with higher complexity cases. So, you’ll know how to manage risk, and have either existing management experience, or be looking to take the step up. You’ll enjoy working with autonomy and be comfortable manging your time and prioritising tasks. Most importantly, you’ll have a genuine interest in people and seek to inspire and empower those around you.
Training and development:
You’ll receive plenty of opportunities for internal training across a wide range of subjects, including risk management, triage, supervision under an external clinical psychologist (as required, based on the individual), motivational interviewing, listening skills, and specific interventions such as trauma-focussed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing.
You won’t be expected to take on all your responsibilities immediately. Instead, you’ll be given an incremental approach to the full role, supported with internal training. Upon joining, you’ll also be given an induction to the organisation and your team to help you settle quickly. 
Rewards and Benefits:
You’ll receive a starting salary of £38,647 plus other benefits including: 
-  25 Days Annual Leave automatically rising to 30 days after 5 years' service, and an additional 10.5 days public and privilege holidays
-  Opportunities to be recognised through our employee performance scheme
-  Personal Learning Budget
-  Interest-free season ticket loan
-  Excellent pension scheme
-  Cycle to work scheme
-  Facilities such as a gym, restaurant and on-site coffee bars (at some locations)
-  Paid parental and adoption leave. 

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