Employment Services

We provide evidence based support to help people secure & retain employment, through a team of Employment Specialists. We adhere to a delivery model called Individual, Placement & Support (IPS) and our service is person centred and individualised. We can help prepare CVs, covering letters, job search; carry out ‘mock interviews’, offer / signpost in relation to benefits advice. We engage employers to create opportunities or when problems arise whilst people are in work.

EPUT directly provide the service in north east, mid and south west Essex. We work in partnership with the charity Employ-Ability who provide the service in west and south east Essex on our behalf.

The service is recognised as a National Centre of Excellence (Centre for Mental Health).

Where service is based

Our Employment Specialists are locality based and support people on all service delivery pathways, across the whole county.

Our Team operate from offices in the following towns:

  • Clacton (satellite cover to Harwich)
  • Colchester; Chelmsford (satellite cover to Maldon)
  • Braintree
  • Halstead
  • Harlow
  • Epping
  • Loughton
  • Uttlesford
  • Castle Point
  • Rayleigh
  • Brentwood
  • Basildon

Hours of operation

The service is available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

How to contact service

Raza Ahmed, Vocational Services Manager
07794 193654
raza@nhs.net

Diana Luckie, Vocational Services Team Leader
07799 347090
diana.luckie@nhs.net

Kevin Garrod, Service Manager, Employ-Ability
07827885922
Kevin.garrod@employ-ability.info

How to access the service

Speak directly with the Employment Specialist

Care co-ordinators / Lead Professionals can refer into the service.

Exclusions from Service

We operate a ‘no exclusion criteria’ so anyone who would like support to find work or retain employment can be referred to the service.

What Response Times to expect

We will respond immediately.  If there is a waiting list, we will indicate the waiting time in our response.