Community Integration Advisor (WHP JETS)
Hybrid role working from home and in the community within the Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Rutland area
£22,000 - £27,000 per annum
Full-time, 37.5 hours per week. Fixed Term until 31 August 2022
Job Ref: 23872
The Shaw Trust, in tandem with government and the broader employment support community across the UK is working hard to make sure we support as many individuals as possible to get and keep a job. We believe that everyone who needs help and support to attain their employment goals should be able to access it as soon as possible and that support should reflect their individual needs.
To help us in this mission we are looking to expand our employability services and looking for WHP JETS Community Integration Advisors to work on our DWP Work & Health Programme Job Entry – Targeted Support (WHP JETS) Programme.
As a WHP JETS Community Integration Advisor you will be proactively engaging with local Job Centres to increase the amount of participants we have starting on the JETS programme. You be will actively engaging with all aspects of the JETS provision, such as our Supply Chain and Employer Account Managers so that you have a full working knowledge of what JETS offers and are confidently able to promote this to our stakeholders. This engagement will take place through a mix of digital channels and face to face interactions.
Predominantly based within the local community, and where possible, Job Centres, you will be expected to increase the amount of participants attending their Start Meetings with JETS as well as starting on the programme. The role will involve engaging with Job Centre colleagues to ensure they are confident in promoting the JETS contracts to participants and may involve engaging and interacting with participants during their appointments with Job Centres and form part of a warm handover process. You will also be required to source provision within the community for the delivery of any training that is required and not currently provided by our Supply Chain. Matching participants to training provision secured will be a further duty of the role and will require strong rapport and engagement skills as well as the ability to effectively promote the services provided by partner organisations within the community. The ability to drive or access to strong travel networks is essential for this role.
You must have an understanding of the local and regional labour market and employment issues within Central England regions of Lincolnshire, Leicestershire & Rutland and able to maintain an up-to-date working knowledge of the benefit system and entitlements.
Shaw Trust operates on a national level with over 2,000 staff and 1,000 volunteers. We work with the government, local authorities, combined authorities, health service providers, employers, and other stakeholders – including the Education and Skills Funding Agency, Department for Work and Pensions, clinical commissioning groups and NHS Trusts.
You will need to be inclusive and embrace our culture and values, putting those we serve at the heart of everything we do. You will consistently deliver high quality services to support our communities and beneficiaries in a fast pace target driven environment. Additionally, an understanding of government funded employment programmes such as the Work and Health Programme would be an advantage.
This is a great time to join Shaw Trust as we grow our Health and Wellbeing division. As well as helping to make a positive difference to people’s lives as an employee of Shaw Trust you will receive:
- 25 days annual leave per year, plus bank holidays, and the option to purchase additional holiday
- Discretionary 3.5 days paid leave at Christmas
- 2 days paid volunteering leave each year
Opportunities to connect
- Join one of our employee networks: LGBTQ+ Support Network, Racial Equality Network, Disabled Equality Network
Opportunities to progress your career
- Access to an online learning platform
- Access to internal apprenticeships
- Cross organisational career paths
Health and wellbeing
- Healthcare cash plan, giving you money back for health care costs including dentistry and eye care, and access to wellbeing apps
- Health and wellbeing programmes including counselling via our employee assistance programme
- Discounted gym membership
- An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months
- Life Assurance at 3 times your annual salary rate
- Online shopping discounts including supermarkets and DIY stores
For full details including the Job Description, Person Specification and how to apply online please please visit our website via the "Apply on website" button quoting ref:23872
Closing date: 17 January 2022.
Shaw Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.
To find out more about Shaw Trusts aims please visit our 2030 Strategic Directive available via our website.
Join a diverse and inclusive organisation
Shaw Trust is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, where every employee, regardless of their background or lived experience, feels that they belong and can progress in their career. We are Disability Confident Leaders, support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government’s Access to Work scheme. Living our values we are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within our organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived-experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion. If you have accessibility requirements and would like information in a different format, please contact our HR Service.Centre to make alternative arrangements.