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The role

Southwark Mental Health Adult Social Care have created an exciting, new Coordinator role to enhance and expand the peer mentoring offer in the borough. This is a unique opportunity to develop a growing service and make a positive difference to the wellbeing of both service users and the peer mentors.

Peer mentoring offers a real alternative to more traditional forms of support. Peer mentors have lived experience of mental illness, they support service users to build independence and skills using person-centred and strength/asset based approaches. The mentors are paid to undertake this work via direct payments and personal budgets.

As Peer Mentoring Coordinator you will work alongside a Service Manager to be build the services. You will recruit and induct new mentors, provide training and offer individual and group supervision to existing mentors. You will develop partnerships with internal and external agencies to promote, review and set up new peer mentoring pathways and opportunities.

You will have lived experience of mental illness and of leading a peer support of mentoring service. You will be based within a creative, collaborative, and supportive department at our impressive offices in Camberwell.  You will benefit from regular supervision, reflective practice, as well as training, learning and development opportunities, and flexible working options.

For more information on this role and requirements please read the job description provided. For an informal chat about the role and service please contact Salil Mech Mazumdar at or on 020 7525 2751.


Please note: This role will require an Enhanced DBS.


(COVID-19) - information for job applicants: Southwark Council are following the most recent Government guidelines surrounding Corona virus.

During this period, we still look forward to receiving your application and if successful, we will be conducting interviews remotely via video link.  Details will be confirmed via email, if successful.


Additional salary details


We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.



Recruitment timetable


Closing date: Sunday 09 May 2021

Interview date: Week Commencing  Monday 17 May 2021