NJC Scale Points 23 – 25, starting at £27,741 pa / pro rata

22 hours per week

Bank hours are available in Leeds, Wakefield and Kirklees

This role is fixed term up to May 2024, with the possibility of extension.

The Well-bean Crisis Café in Kirklees is a Touchstone service, commissioned by the NHS. The aim of the Well Bean Crisis Cafes is to divert people who would be better supported elsewhere, away from Accident and Emergency (A&E) and other crisis services in Kirklees.

The Crisis Café is open 7 evenings a week between the hours of 6pm & 12am.

The service provides a non-clinical alternative to A&E for adults in crisis, offering person-centred support in a non-clinical setting.

The post holder will provide leadership to the Well-bean Cafe team, including managing the day-to-day delivery of the service and supporting people in acute distress, including one to one support, support planning and liaising with local services.

The post holder will work 5pm to 1am 2 nights per week. The service will run between the hours of 6.00pm – 12:00am, with additional office/administration hours as required. The post requires evening, weekend, and bank holiday work.

We are looking to recruit people with personal experience of mental distress and substantial experience of supporting people in crisis, including working with people at risk of suicide and self-harm and supporting people from BME and LGBT communities.

It would be expected that staff recruited in Kirklees would need to be flexible in covering both Huddersfield & Dewsbury sites to cover staff absences.

If you have any queries please contact Jo Ryan on

Virtual information sessions will be held on Wednesday 19th January, from 12:00pm and 12:30pm. Please get in touch at if you would like to attend either of these.

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CLOSING DATE: 26 January 2022

Interviews will be held on: 03 February 2022

Touchstone is an equal opportunities organisation, a Trans Positive employer and applications are welcome from all sections of the community, particularly, BME and LGBT communities and/or people with disabilities who are under-represented within Touchstone. Further information can be obtained from our equal opportunities policy. Please note that we do not hold a sponsor licence and we do not intend to offer sponsorship for this particular role. You should therefore ensure that you have/will have the right to work in the UK to be able to undertake this role, if appointed, you will be required to provide relevant right to work documents at the point of an offer being made to you. Applications can be obtained by visiting or by e-mailing