Health and Wellbeing Trainer

Job Category
Community Mental Health
£25,500 - £28,000
Closing date
Contract type
Total hours per week
15 or 30

About Shaw Trust  

At Shaw Trust we believe everyone has the right to live a decent and dignified life and an opportunity for rewarding work. We are a social purpose organisation challenging inequality and breaking down barriers to enable social mobility.

For us being part of the solution is about creating the conditions for this to happen, advocating and delivering services that make a real difference. Working in partnership not competition, we are part of an eco-system of purpose-led organisations, striving for a fairer, more equal society centred on opportunity for all.

Health and Wellbeing Trainer- WHP
£25,500.00 - £28,000.00 pro rata

We have a number of opportunities available in the following areas, with the following hours of work required (Please specify your preference when applying):

Norfolk & Suffolk- 15 hours per week

Leicester, Buckinghamshire & Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire- 30 hours per week (09:00-17:00 4 days per week)

Birmingham and Midlands- 30 hours per week (09:00-17:00 4 days per week)

Staffordshire- 15 hours per week (09:00-17:00 2 days per week)

Lincolnshire- 15 hours per week 09:00-17:00 2 days per week)

About the Work & Health Programme

The Work and Health Programme supports participants to find and sustain employment, and for most participants, the programme is voluntary. Participants can be on the programme for up to a maximum of 21 months. 

Purpose of the role

To deliver innovative, engaging, inclusive health and wellbeing workshops that support mental health and wellbeing recovery; achieved through re-building participant confidence, self- esteem, motivation, and self-efficacy following unemployment.

Health and Wellbeing Trainers will deliver high quality sessions including, but not limited to; Managing Anxiety, Stress Management, Coping with Life, Coping with Loss, Managing Mood, Sleep & Routine and Best Version of You. Workshops will involve evidence based self- management techniques, created for delivery by our in-house clinical team, along with supporting tools and resources that will support the re-entry of employment.

You will have a background in training or coaching in a health and wellbeing/mental health setting and hold a relevant level 4 qualification, and be able to deliver high quality and engaging training within a classroom setting and virtually. You will continuously strive to support in the development of the Health and Wellbeing training in a way that contributes to the Shaw Trust Growth Strategy. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Engage with Work & Health Programme Support Managers and provide information about the training, support them to promote the training, and ensure they are aware of administrative and booking process
  • Keep up to date with research and innovatively integrate wellness theory to learning initiatives
  • Help participants identify how their behaviours may be affecting their health and wellbeing
  • Support participants to commit to changes that improve their health and wellbeing by sharing evidence-based resources, tools and techniques
  • Collate, examine and review feedback and share findings and recommendations with internal/ external stakeholders

Employee Benefits

As well as helping to make a positive difference to the lives of young people, as an employee of Shaw Trust you will have access to the following benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays), with incremental increases post 3 years’ service up to 28 days, and the option to purchase additional holiday
  • 2 days paid volunteering leave each year
  • An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months
  • Life Assurance at 3 times your annual salary rate
  • Access to a suite of learning and development opportunities including paid for apprenticeship and masters’ levels qualifications, and management development programmes
  • Opportunities to connect with our employee diversity networks (LGBTQ+ Support Network, Racial Equality Network, Disability Equality Network, Women’s Network)
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including internal support, employee assistance programme and health cash plan

Our Strategy

To find out more about Shaw Trusts aims in our 2030 Strategic Directive available here: 

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.

In our most recent colleague survey “86% of our colleagues say we demonstrate a true commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion”.

In addition;

  • We are proud to be certified as an employer who meets the National Equality Standard, the accepted standard for inclusiveness in business across the UK.
  • 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/or would like further information about the role, please contact:  

Shaw Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.