Shaw Trust
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Colchester, Essex
Maidstone, Kent
£22,000 - £27,000 per year
Contract, Fixed Term Contract until Sept 2022, Full-time
Job description

Employment Advisors WHP JETS (Homebased)

Location: Home Based covering Home Counties - Geographical areas include: East of England - Kent, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk

Fixed Term Contract until Sept 2022

Salary £22,000 - £27,000 per annum

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week.

Job Ref 22269

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 Employment Advisors to work on the Work and Health Programme - Job Entry: Targeted Support (WHP/JETS).

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 manage a caseload of participants, managing their journey to employment, offering 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.

The ideal candidates 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.

Opportunities are also available covering the following areas:

Central England - Geographical areas include: Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire, Staffordshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Herefordshire & Worcestershire

Home Counties - Geographical areas include: East of England - Kent, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk

London - Geographical areas include: Barnet, Brent Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing, Hounslow, Harrow and Hillingdon

Benefits include:

Competitive Salary.

Enhanced Pension Scheme after 6 months.

Life Assurance x 3 of your salary.

Enhanced annual leave.

For full details including the Job Description, Person Specification and how to apply online please click on the "Apply on website" button quoting ref: 22269.

Closing date: 7th December 2021.

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.

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 accessibility requirements and would like information in a different format, please contact our HR Service Centre to make alternative arrangements.

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.

Posted on: 25 November 2021
Closed date: 07 December 2021
Job ref: 22269
Tags: Advice, Information, Operations