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:

How to apply

Your recruitment process consists of three stages: your application, interview and attendance at a Selection Workshop, now all done online. Follow the steps below to complete your application and book your interview and Selection Day:

You should complete all three stages at least 3 months before your intended start date, and ideally sooner. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Placement Coordinator, Indi via email at or by phone on 020 7278 4437

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