Would you like to work for Better Pathways ?

We are committed to employing talented and passionate people who are passionate about supporting people within the mental health community. If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute your professional skills within a friendly and rewarding work environment, then Better Pathways might just be the right employer for you.

From time to time we have opportunities within Better Pathways for:

  • Clinicians with expertise in working in the field of mental health

  • Employment Specialists

  • Specialist Intervention Workers

  • Engagement Workers

  • Multi-Functional Trainers

  • Administrators

  • Section Leads

  • Horticulturalists

Current Vacancies:

Employment Specialist x2 Vacancies


Job Title: Employment Specialist
Salary Range: £22,500 up to £24,000 dependant on experience
Reports to: IPS Team Leader
Location: Birmingham

Closing date- Tuesday 28th August 2018

We are looking for two individuals who want to make a real difference to the mental health of our clients in the community. 

Better Pathways are recruiting for two full time IPS Employment Specialists who will be part of a growing Individual Placement and Support (IPS) team which will deliver employment support as part of the Mental Health Recovery and Employment Contract.  The roles are embedded within the Community Mental Health Teams across North Birmingham.

The role requires you to work with clients (managing a caseload) who may have severe and enduring mental health conditions which impacts on their ability to gain work.

You will support, guide, coach and facilitate their needs to help them achieve their vocational goals.

It is a challenging, exciting and very rewarding role for a Charity which have provided Mental health support to the local community for over 50 years.

Applying for the role:

If you would like to apply for this exciting opportunity, then please complete the Application form and return to recruitment@betterpathways.org.uk.

The closing date is Tuesday 28th August 2018

Interviews will be held on Monday 10th September

For more information on this role please contact Clarine Powell, Team Leader: Clarinep@betterpathways.org.uk


For full job description, click on the link below.

MHRE – IPS Employment Specialist Job Description 2018

If you would like to apply for this exciting opportunity, then please complete the Application form. Application Form 2018


Volunteer Catering Assistant


RESPONSIBLE TO: Learning & Volunteering Lead

REPORTS TO: Catering Supervisor


Nature of post

To assist in providing the catering service situated at our head office in Alcester St, Digbeth.


Specific Duties

  1. To assist in the preparation and service of a range of hot snacks, including soup, baked potatoes and other suitable hot food with reference to nutritional, dietary and cultural needs.
  1. To be responsible for the safe use and maintenance of equipment.
  1. To maintain Health and Safety legislation, reporting any breaches to the Health and Safety Officer.
  1. To record fridge temperatures daily.
  1. To assist in the preparation and service of hot drinks at designated break times.
  1. To handle cash register or must be willing to learn.
  1. To assist in preparing the weekly order for supplies.
  1. Be able to work from written instructions.
  1. To assist in maintaining control of all supplies
  1. To assist in the storage and security of all supplies.
  1. To be responsible for maintaining required standards of cleanliness in the kitchen and canteen areas.
  1. To take written orders for meals & sandwiches
  1. To handle cash payment and cash up at end of day

Additional Duties

  • To follow all health and safety requirements within the organization.
  • To participate in staff meetings as required.
  • To undertake any other duties appropriate to the role.

Terms and Conditions

Hours:   9.00am to 3.00pm Weekdays


Breaks: 15 Minutes Morning

30 Minutes Lunch

15 Minutes Afternoon

Allowance: Out of pocket expenses paid


Please check back regularly to see which available job posts come up


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If you would like to find out how you can:

  • use our services
  • support our clients by providing work or volunteering opportunities
  • buy our products
  • commission us to make products on your behalf
  • donate to us

then we would love to hear from you.

You can call us on: 0121 773 1455
Email us on: hello@betterpathways.org.uk
Or even fax us on: 0121 753 0274

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Write to us at:

Better Pathways
201-206 Alcester St
B12 0NQ

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Better Pathways is the operating name of the Birmingham Industrial Therapy Organisation Ltd, Registered in the UK No 748773 at the above address. Registered Charity No: 244866.

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