Camberwell, Greater London
£31,362 - £36,367 p/a
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Please note successful candidates should expect to be appointed at the starting point of the salary scale and consideration may be given to a higher salary depending on the experience of the individual. 

Full-Time – 35 hrs p/w - Fixed Term (MAT Cover) until Jan 2021

Ref code: SEM-201

Are you a highly efficient, driven and influential individual looking to make a difference to the lives of very disadvantaged adults and young people? If so, St Giles Trust is looking for a Skills & Employment Manager to lead and play a key role in the leadership of the Skills & Employment Team.

About St Giles Trust

An ambitious, 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, to make a positive contribution to society and to prevent the likelihood of them reoffending on release.

SGT delivers employment and skills services to very disadvantaged adults and young people including ex-offenders.  It has an excellent track record of successfully delivering projects but is operating in a changing environment with regards to funding, labour market trends, growth in poverty and the impact of austerity. 

About this pivotal role

Our successful candidate will play a key role in the leadership of the London Skills & Employment team.  The focus will primarily be our provision in South London but the postholder will be expected to work flexibly as part of the management team, covering other provision as required. 

You will be responsible for all aspects of the management, achievement and effective delivery of the Skills & Employment projects in South London;

  • Lead the South London Skills & Employment (SET) team of paid staff, Peer Advisors and volunteers;
  • Work closely with the London Skills and Employment manager SMT and Fundraising on business development and securing future funding.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience of successfully leading staff teams, and ability to harness the strength of diverse staff teams of paid staff, Peer Advisors and volunteers, some of whom may have recent convictions.
  • Experience of leading delivery of employment services for disadvantaged people to a high standard and achieving planned outcomes.
  • Knowledge of the barriers faced by disadvantage people in securing employment and successful methods of overcoming them.
  • Strong IT skills, ability to oversee the effective use of case management databases, and produce reports.

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

Closing date: 11pm, 26th January 2020. Interview date: 31st January 2020.


Posted on: 21 January 2020
Closed date: 26 January 2020
Job ref: SEM-201
Tags: Business Development, Volunteer Management