Remote
Birmingham, West Midlands
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
£22,000 - £27,000 per year
Contract, Fixed Term Contract until 30 September 2022, Full-time
Job description

WHP JETS Vacancy Coordinator – Home Based

(Fixed Term Contract until 30 September 2022)

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

Total hours per week 37.5

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

This role will be working with participants across:

CPA 1 - Central England - Geographical areas include: Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire, Staffordshire, Walsall and Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Herefordshire & Worcestershire.

CPA 5 - Home Counties - 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 looking for Vacancy Coordinators to work on our DWP Work & Health Programme Job Entry – Targeted Support (WHP JETS) Programme.

As a WHP JETS Vacancy Coordinator you will be providing support to the Employer Account Manager Team, the Employment Advisor teams and our Network Delivery Partners to guide and encourage participants to overcome barriers to employment and achieve realistic job goals, by applying for appropriate roles and training. This will be mainly delivered remotely via phone, video conference and other digital channels.

The role holder will be expected to work closely with our Operations Network Delivery Partner, Employment Advisor and Employer Account Manager teams to identify and refer suitable participants to vacancies and Sector Routeways. They would also identify and support participants to apply for vacancies available in the local area, working with our Network Delivery Partners. The role holder will be required to build strong relationships with our Network Delivery Partners to understand their offerings and subsequently identify appropriate interventions for our participants to be referred to whilst applying for roles. The role may also involve re-building participant confidence and self-efficacy following a period on unemployment.

The ideal candidate must have an understanding of the local and regional labour market and employment issues within Central England and Home Counties regions 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-paced 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 the "Apply on website" button quoting ref: 23437

Closing date: 3rd October 2021.

Employee Benefits

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

Our Strategy

Find out more about Shaw Trusts aims in our 2030 Strategic Directive available 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: 24 September 2021
Closed date: 03 October 2021
Job ref: 23437
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