IPES Regional Employer Manager

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About Shaw Trust  

“Shaw Trust promotes team spirit, inclusiveness and it is an organisation where everybody is somebody. I am proud to be part of this great organisation.”

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 Regional Employer Manager    

The Intensive Personalised Employment Support programme offers one-to-one support and training to help individuals into work if they are unemployed and have a disability.

To support this purpose the IPES Employer Manager will be responsible for leading a team of Employer Engagement Consultants who support participants to secure work.

You will create and implement strategy to identify, develop and retain employer partnerships providing employment opportunities and work placements. Working closely with the EEC (Employer Engagement Consultant) team you will develop a network of disability confident employers. You will understand and encourage job carving when reverse marketing building this into the Employer Engagement approach.

As the Regional Employer Manager, you will take a leading role in ensuring IWS is robust and involves the employer. This approach will increase sustainability, providing support for both the participant and employer.


You will have:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience 
  • Management training/qualification. 
  • Demonstrable evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Demonstrable experience in successfully managing target driven services and teams within a high-performance culture. 
  • Experience of supporting, motivating and engaging others. 
  • Experience in coaching and leading a team to drive success in a challenging and target driven environment. 
  • Experience of effective performance management 
  • Knowledge of the local and regional labour market
  • Excellent IT skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office software and previous experience of working with databases 
  • Comfortable working remotely using a range of digital channel including phone, video conferencing, instant messaging, and email. 

Download the Job Description for full details.


Details around hybrid working/office base etc.

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: https://www.shawtrust.org.uk/content/uploads/2020/09/Vision-2030-Strategic-Directive-5-9.pdf 

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: Resourcing@shaw-trust.org.uk  

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