Key Worker - IPES

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Job Category
Operations | Employment Advice
£22,913 - £27,963 (salary uplifts available for those based in South East and London locations)
Closing date
Contract type
Total hours per week
Flexible hours available (full and part time)

What is IPES?

Intensive Personalised Employment Support (IPES) is a voluntary provision, supporting people with disabilites 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.

We have multiple roles in a variety of locations across the Central, Home Counties and London regions.

We are willing to consider candidates looking for both full and part time hours. 

Please ensure you detail on your application which area you are applying for and the hours you want to work.

What do we need?

The Key Worker is integral to the success of the programme, ensuring participants receive regular, intensive, and high quality support. The role requires an engaging, empathetic and motivating individual, able to support people with complex needs to move into sustainable employment. 

Key Workers make an impact by looking for new and innovative ways to motivate people who are disadvantaged in the job market. They are able to quickly build rapport with participants and proactively source job opportunities with appropriate employers. They will maintain supportive relationships with both participant and employer once employment begins.

Providing bespoke support to individuals, running regular group sessions, and delivering outreach support where appropriate, Key Workers are the people who can ensure individuals access the right support at the right time and progress towards their employment goals. They are able to adapt the support they provide, according to the changing needs of the participant. 

Our Key Workers understand their communities and the wide range of services available within them. Brokering routes into existing services and liaising regularly with health professionals, partner organisations and employers in the local community, Key Workers are focused on ensuring every participants’ journey into sustainable employment is as smooth and well-coordinated as possible. 

This role is perfect for individuals with proven experience of supporting people with disabilities or long term health conditions in a recruitment environment. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, a solution focussed approach, and be highly organised.

Are you right for the job?

  • Do you have a strong track record of achieving positive outcomes and targets in a fast paced environment?
  • Do you have the ability to tailor your approach and deliver a range of support to individuals with multiple and complex barriers to employment?  
  • Are you a confident relationship builder, able to create opportunities with employers that match your participant needs?
  • Are you prepared to travel regularly to support participants, and effectively manage your diary to achieve this?
  • Do you motivate people, work well in a team and stay focused under pressure?
  • Do you have the ability and passion to turn around the lives of people through engagement and inclusion?
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