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Peer Worker Mental Health

Closes: 17th January 2024
Location: Business & Social Enterprises
Contract type: part-time

Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible person committed to supporting people with mental health to achieve their employment and wellbeing goals.  You will use your own lived experience to work with people to support them to identify goals and work together to find the right resources and support for their needs.  You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be committed to using a strength based and client led approach. 

Why work for Working Well?

Working Well Trust is a mental health and employment charity in London, our mission is to improve the lives of persons who experience mental health challenges through employment, training, education and volunteering.  You will be joining a passionate and collaborative team that delivers services in the way that our clients need, like one of our Working Well Trust Upskill clients below:

 “I have received a lot of support from the peer worker and by working together my self-confidence started to improve, very quickly I applied and I was straightaway offered a voluntary role with crisis as a retail assistant in one of their shops, I could not believe how easy it was.” 

You will receive all the training and support you need to take on the role and numerous staff benefits such as a generous annual leave entitlement, health and wellbeing benefits, possibility for flexible work arrangements and a range of professional development opportunities.


The Peer Worker job is a rewarding and dynamic role where no day is the same and you’ll be making a genuine difference to people’s lives. You will support people to be able to identify their goals, agree actions and support people to access opportunities in the local community. Sharing your lived experience will help our clients feel confident in taking on new challenges and to be able to develop skills that will help them support themselves in the long term.

This role will focus on people with mental health issues who are over 50s. Older people with mental health have been shown to experience additional mental health challenges linked to social isolation and feelings of low self worth, often following changes to their employment and role in the community.

This role will be based in our office in Bethnal Green and in the community, with an offer of working one day a week from home.


We welcome applications from all experience levels and backgrounds but ideally you will have completed a peer support training course.

You will be willing to share their lived experience of mental health, either personal or through a close relationship, to support others, to develop strategies to address their own mental health challenges.

You will be able to think creatively to problem solve to create a successful outcome for clients.

A good communicator who will be able to engage with our clients and our partners.

How To Apply

Head on over to the Job Advert on Chairty Jobs located here

On Charity Jobs you’ll be asked to apply by uploading a CV and cover form (please add the cover form to the end of your CV when uploading, applications without a cover form will not be considered).

Candidates need to clearly outline how they meet the person specification points within the screening questions or an attached cover letter.

Employee benefits include an employer contribution to a personal or workplace pension equivalent to 6% of gross salary. 30 days annual leave plus paid public holidays.

Working Well Trust is an equal opportunities and confident about disabilities employer (two ticks).

Closing date – 12pm 17tth January 2024 but may close earlier as we will be reviewing applications as they come in.

Telephone interviews – 19 January

Final interviews – 22 January (in person)