Job overview

Work and Wellbeing Manager (5 F.T.E roles)

Permanent- Roles across South Yorkshire & North Nottinghamshire

SYHA deliver employment services based on the Individual Placement Support (IPS) model across South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. The model has shown to be twice as effective as traditional approaches to employment support, you can find out more about IPS here.

Our services adopt a Strengths Based Approach and involve integrating with health and employment partners including GPs, Social Prescribing, IAPT and Musculoskeletal Services, Community Mental Health Teams, Community organisations, and local Job Centre Plus sites.

We’re looking for someone who is comfortable with working flexibly, across different locations and different projects in a fast-paced environment.

Our employment programmes are funded by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, NHS, UKCRF, National Lottery Community Fund, European Social Fund, and Adult Education Budget.


The Work and Wellbeing Manager will manage a team of employment specialists who support customers with physical and mental health conditions into sustained employment.


  • Manage the performance of their team to ensure that we provide an outstanding quality service that maximises employment outcomes.
  • Responsible for relationships with these host sites. Encourage appropriate referrals, address any blockages.
  • Ensure that our services integrate as required by the IPS model.
  • Lead caseload reviews and weekly group supervision for our employment specialists.
  • Support their teams to undertake IPS fidelity reviews and ensure continual improvement.
  • Provide field mentoring to employment specialists and modelling behaviour to help them develop.

The person

  • Experience of delivering employment services with a therapeutic and/or wellbeing focus; or have qualifications in counselling, occupational therapy, vocational rehabilitation.
  • Great interpersonal skills with the ability to build partnerships quickly.
  • An understanding and awareness of IPS.
  • An experienced line manager with strong performance management and conflict management skill.