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1 Kate Milton and Jonathan Walters Socially Responsible Employment 4 th February 2015

2 Purpose Partnership working with Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Job Centre Plus and NHS organisations to support people to gain skills to help them find permanent employment. Long-term objective – reduce health inequalities experienced from being long-term unemployed, and improve mental health

3 Convened a meeting with NHS Organisations, DWP and JCP, and some third sector organisations with an interest in this area – particularly Pluss; Explained how JCP could help with recruitment and selection; Agreed that a trial work experience programme was feasible; Local NHS organisations took it forward with quarterly meetings with NHS England and DWP to track progress. What did we do?

4 Vacancy advertisement via Universal Jobmatch; Targeted campaigns identifying customers to match vacancy requirements; CV compilation: Interview prep Pre-employment training; Sector based work academies; Work experience placements; Work trials; Matching; Sifting What can JCP do?

5 Places for six people – six week programme; Selection day – two sessions, 10 applicants per session; Individual interviews; Team building exercise; Admin and clerical vacancies; Joint induction for all organisations; Rotational work experience programme The work experience programme

6 Information Governance; Health Safety and Risk Assessment: Infection Control: Moving and Handling: Six Cs Basic Life Support; Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards; Induction included:

7 Partnership Working across NHS; DWP and JCP and third sector; Commitment of organisations to make it work; Induction; Five people are either working or no longer claiming benefits, and one has been offered a placement inside the NHS; Of the original applicants, two were offered jobs immediately without taking part in the programme. What went well?

8 Participants need to be clear about the commitment from the outset; Folder for each placement with CVs and contact details; More information about placements for each candidate at the selection event; Evaluation by the candidates of each placement for future improvement; More time in each placement to get to grips with the role. What could have been better?

9 E mentoring DH funded and working in partnership with Brightside Two cohorts already delivered Third planned for May 2015 Tangible benefits to Mentor and mentee.. Other work with the NHS


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