Coventry, West Midlands
£19,847 - £23,350 (Fixed-term contract until 31 August 2021)
Contract, Part-time
Job description

Part time 17.5 hours per week

Are you a collaborative, organised and proactive individual with experience of providing education and training advice and working with socially excluded adults?

If so, St Giles Trust is looking for a Peer Hub Support Worker to join our Peer Hub team and play a central role in providing a high-level service to people with lived experience that will give them the skills needed to access employment successfully within their local communities and to achieve a NVQ Level 3 in Advice and Guidance

About St Giles Trust

An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others. 

St Giles Trust’s peer-led services form the backbone of our work and we firmly believe that Peer Advisors bring something special to our services, increasing engagement, having more time to spend with clients and becoming role models to their peers.

About this pivotal role

As a key part of a community-based Peer Hub Team, your focus will be to provide Peer Advisors with the tools, guidance and support to access employment. This will involve supporting Peer Advisors once they have completed their training and with actively job seeking, and ensuring Peer Advisors develop the skills to support them in accessing employment.

You will also help to ensure the programme is delivered successfully, while also assisting the wider team in collating data and outcomes and helping to establish and maintain good relationships with partner organisations to aid the recruitment of new Peer Advisors and support the smooth running of the project.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience of delivering employment-related workshops
  • Knowledge of anti-discriminatory working practices, and the implications within the working environment
  • Practical application of diversity awareness and unconscious bias in employment
  • The ability to motivate and encourage individuals to make progress, providing constructive feedback.
  • Excellent time management, prioritisation and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • A professional, flexible and collaborative approach to your work

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

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

Closing date: 11pm, August 29th.  Interview date: 10th – 11th September.

Posted on: 14 August 2019
Closed date: 29 August 2019
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work