Home-based
Birmingham, West Midlands
Leicester, Leicester
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
£20,000 - £25,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

£20,000 - £25,000 (Regional salary weighting may apply)
37.5 hours per week, permanent

Home Based, with the potential to do some face-to-face activity post COVID-19 and

covering Central England (including: 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 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, encourage and support 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, the role holder will be expected to 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.

 

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.

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme after 6 months.
  • Life Assurance x 3 of your salary.
  • Enhanced annual leave.
Refreshed on: 23 September 2020
Closed date: 18 October 2020
Job ref: 21481
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker