Notice

We're pausing applications

This year we've received an unprecedented number of applications for Opportunity 3 Placements, and are therefore pausing applications for the time being. Once we've processed the applications we have on hand, we'll consider whether we have still have opportunities available and, if so, will re-open our applications. If you love what we do and are hoping to still get an application in, we'd recommend checking back in on the website in early-mid June. Please don't contact us during this time - just sit tight and check back in then.

If you've already applied but were unable to book an interview slot, don't worry: we'll be in touch with you to get this organised.

Placement Opportunity 3

This is a hands-on, front-line placement designed to prepare you for real life working with a diverse client group in the mental health and social care sector. At the end of a placement with us, our hope is that you’ll have all the front-line experience, emotional intelligence and skills needed to make an immediate impact in whichever career direction you take.

The offer

This offer is for students who are looking to undertake a Sandwich Year Placement, as part of their university requirements. Sandwich Year Placements vary from university to university, but they are generally framed as requiring 9-12 months, a minimum of 30 weeks or 150 days. You’ll be with us for between 3 and 5 days per week, as needed to meet your university requirements across the length of your placement.

About the placement

Your placement will be varied and challenging. You’ll be:

Leading floating support visits

Working with clients 1-to-1 at home and in the community to provide emotional and mental health support, combat isolation and provide holistic, practical support

Supporting with administrative tasks

Develop the office skills that go alongside front-line client work: recording your client visits, desk-based research, speaking to a variety of stakeholders via phone

Supporting our Wellbeing Hub

Work as part of our team to deliver support to the diverse range of adults who attend our Community Wellbeing Spaces, create an inclusive sense of belonging and support the day-to-day running of the centre

Leading a Wellbeing Activity

Develop your leadership and project management skills by facilitating a wellbeing activity like art, singing, or outdoor exercise

Supervision and training

Our placement is all about providing the best learning opportunity possible so that you can hit the ground running in your career. You will:

  • Become part of a vibrant team of staff ready to share their wealth of experience and other placement students taking their first steps into working life alongside you
  • Have your own supervisor who’ll support, guide and challenge you throughout your journey
  • Have access to a range of formal training certifications designed to boost your working skills and knowledge and ensure that by the time you finish with us, your CV will really stand you apart from the crowd

About you

We are looking for people who:

  • Love people as much as we do
  • Have great inter-personal and communication skills
  • Align with our value
  • Demonstrate openness to learning
  • Are ready and willing to be pushed well outside their comfort zone

Find out more

Download the information pack for essential preparation for the Selection workshop and more information about us an organisation, what a placement could look like day-to-day, and detailed information to help you apply – download a Placement Student Information Pack by clicking the button below:
We're pausing applications

This year we've received an unprecedented number of applications for Opportunity 3 Placements, and are therefore pausing applications for the time being. Once we've processed the applications we have on hand, we'll consider whether we have still have opportunities available and, if so, will re-open our applications. If you love what we do and are hoping to still get an application in, we'd recommend checking back in on the website in early-mid June. Please don't contact us during this time - just sit tight and check back in then.

If you've already applied but were unable to book an interview slot, don't worry: we'll be in touch with you to get this organised.

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