Key Worker - IPES


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£23840 - £29094
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Total hours per week

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.

IPES Key Worker (Employment Advisor)

Intensive Personalised Employment Support (IPES) is a voluntary provision, supporting people with disabilities and complex barriers to find work, sustain employment and make improvements to their health and wellbeing. 
Shaw Trust is delivering IPES alongside specialist partners Health 2 Employment and Genius Within. Specialist Key Workers from each organisation will form Multi-Disciplinary Teams, sharing their expert knowledge/experience to provide holistic support to participants.  

  1. Engage participants referred to IPES, assessing their support and development needs and working with them to co-produce an action plan into sustainable employment.
  2. Facilitate participant journeys, based on their co-produced action plan, by providing tailored support for clients that will improve their circumstances, wellbeing, confidence, and enhance their motivation to find sustainable employment.
  3. Provide tailored support for clients to support agreed actions that will improve their circumstances, wellbeing, confidence, and enhance their motivation to find sustainable employment.
  4. Organise and coordinate a varied timetable of activities, including one to one meetings, group sessions, outreach appointments, work experience and employer and stakeholder engagement.


  • Strong track record of successfully working to targets 
  • Experience of supporting, motivating and advising participants with complex needs into and during employment 
  • Experience of in using motivational, barrier removal and action planning techniques to manage the progression of clients into sustainable work opportunities, demonstrating active listening skills to quickly build rapport 
  • Experience of delivering training in group situations and providing one to one coaching and positively influencing the clients journey and employer relationships. 
  • Experience in successfully managing and progressing a caseload of participants to meet their agreed goals and ambitions 


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.

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