Shaw Trust
Dartford, Kent (Hybrid)
Gravesend, Kent
£22,000 - £27,000 per year
Contract, FTC until 31 August 2022, Full-time
Job description

WHP JETS Community Integration Advisor

Salary £22,000.00 - £27,000.00 per annum

Full time 37.5 hours per week

(FTC until 31 August 2022)

Job ref: 23874 

Location: Home based - The support will be predominately delivered as face to face interaction and will be part an outreach team, with an element of virtual delivery.

Working across various outreach sites in Home Counties including Essex, Medway, Gravesend & Dartford

Please note - this is a hybrid role where the successful candidate will be working partially from home and partially out in the community in local job centres within the above area.

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, the role holder 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.  The WHP JETS Community Integration Advisor 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.

The ideal candidate must have an understanding of the local and regional labour market and employment issues within Essex, Medway, Gravesend and Dartford 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.

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 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.

For full details including the Job Description, Person Specification and how to apply online please click on the "Apply on website" button below quoting ref: 23874

Closing date: 4 February, 2022.

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:

Paid leave

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

Financial wellbeing

An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months

Life Assurance at 3 times your annual salary rate

Online shopping discounts including supermarkets and DIY stores

To find out more about Shaw Trusts aims please visit our 2030 Strategic Directive 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.

Shaw Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received. 

Posted on: 25 January 2022
Closed date: 04 February 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 23874
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