Location: Home based with the potential to do some face-to-face activity post COVID-19
This role will be working across Central England. Geographical areas include: Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire, Staffordshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Herefordshire & Worcestershire.
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 Self-Employment Advisors to work on a DWP Work and Health Programme - Job Entry: Targeted Support (WHP/JETS).
As a WHP JETS Self-Employment Advisor, you will be providing advice and support to guide and encourage participants to overcome barriers to start self-employment and achieve realistic job goals. This will be delivered remotely via phone, video conference and other digital channels.
Reporting to a Self-Employment Team Leader, you will be expected to support a caseload of participants, supporting them in self-employment, offering advice and direction to enable participants to access the support they need, and collecting evidence of Self Employment job starts. The role will also involve re-building participant confidence and self-efficacy following a period of unemployment.
You must have an understanding of the local and regional labour market and employment issues within Central England regions of Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire, Staffordshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Herefordshire & Worcestershire 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 paced, target driven environment. 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
Shaw Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.
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, contact our HR Service Centre to make alternative arrangements.