Colchester, Essex
St Albans, Hertfordshire
£20,000 - £27,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

£20,000 - £27,000 per annum (Regional salary weighting may apply)
Full-time, Permanent

Home based with the potential to do some face-to-face activity post COVID-19

This role will be working across (CPA 5) – Home Countries Geographical areas include: East of England - Kent, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk

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 are looking for Employment Advisors to work on a DWP Work and Health Programme - Job Entry: Targeted Support (WHP/JETS).

As an WHP JETS Employment Advisor you will be providing advice and support to guide and encourage participants to overcome barriers to employment and achieve realistic job goals. This will be mainly delivered remotely via phone, video conference and other digital channels.

Reporting to a Team Leader, you will be expected to manage a caseload of participants, managing their journey to employment, offer advice and direction to enable participants to access support they need. The role will also involve re-building participant confidence and self-efficacy following a period on unemployment.

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.

The ideal candidate 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. Additionally an understanding of government funded employment programmes such as the Work and Health Programme would be an advantage.


  • Competitive Salary.
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme after 6 months.
  • Life Assurance x 3 of your salary.
  • Enhanced annual leave.

For further information and to apply online, please visit our website, via the link quoting reference: 21482.

Closing date: 30th September 2021 
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.

Right to Work Checks

To comply with Home Office legislation on Right to Work checks we need to conduct in person Right to Work identification checks to verify eligibility to work in the UK.  For virtual interviews we ask candidates to show their Right to Work identification during the interview. If a candidate who had a virtual interview is offered a role, they will need to complete an in person Right to Work identification check prior to joining Shaw Trust. This can be done on site or where that is not possible, we will ask new joiners to send their ID to our central office via the Royal Mail Special Delivery service which is fully tracked.

Shaw Trust is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and inclusion. 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 accessability requirementsand would like information in a different format please contact our HR Service Centre to make alternative arrangements. 

Posted on: 10 September 2021
Closed date: 10 October 2021
Job ref: 21482
Tags: Advice, Information, Social Care/Development