St Giles Trust
£25,526 - £27,501 p/a
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

£25,526 - £27,501 p/a Successful candidates should expect to be appointed at the starting point of the salary scale. A higher salary will only be considered for exceptional candidates with strong evidence of relevant experience.

Permanent Contract/Full Time 35hrs p/w



Ref: APC-211


Are you proactive and efficient with a passion for making a difference to disadvantaged people? If so, St Giles Trust has an exciting opportunity for an Peer Coordinator  to join its dynamic team and work on our award-winning Peer Advisor Programme.


About St Giles Trust

A well-established charity that helps ex-offenders and disadvantaged people to move their lives forward, St. Giles Trust offers support to help people overcome any issues that might be holding them back and to prevent the likelihood of them reoffending on release.


The Aspire Hub working across Cardiff and Newport will deliver our award winning Peer Advisor Programme, which is at the heart of St Giles Trust and an important element in almost all our work. Through the hub we will train ex-offenders and other disadvantaged people to become professional caseworkers, gaining accredited qualifications such as a Level 3 Advice & Guidance and undertake professional work placements in a range of front line support services.


About this vital role

The Peer Co-ordinator will be responsible for the overall day-to-day delivery of the project and oversee a small project team (2 x Trainer/Assessors and 1 x Employment Coach). They will ensure the project meets it’s targets and outcomes whilst supporting peers and the partner organisations associated with the project as the first point of contact.


You will contribute to expanding our partnership network to open up further opportunities for clients, while liaising with other staff from St Giles Trust, partner and referral organisations to identify clients or receive referrals. Helping to coordinate marketing and recruitment activities, are also key duties.


To make sure you don’t miss out, you will have:

  • A proven track record of achieving targets/outcomes within an externally funded project
  • The ability to engage and build positive relationships with partners/employers/other stakeholders
  • In-depth knowledge of the issues faced by this service user group in accessing and sustaining employment
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, plus strong IT and social media abilities
  • A flexible approach to your work and the ability to develop strong working relationships
  • Sympathy with the aims and ethos of St Giles Trust as an organisation


In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, season ticket loan and much more.


We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.

Please note we strongly encourage our Peer Advisors to apply.


For further information, or to apply, please visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.


Closing date: 11pm, 22nd September 2021.             Interviews: 5 & 6 October 2021


Posted on: 07 September 2021
Closed date: 22 September 2021
Tags: Project Management, Support Worker