Employer Engagement Consultant - IPES

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Job Category
Operations | Employer Engagement
Central England
£22,913 - £27,963
Closing date
Contract type
Total hours per week
Full and Part time hours available

Who are we?

Shaw Trust is a charity helping to transform the lives of young people and adults across the UK and internationally. Our specialist services help people gain an education, enter work, develop their career, improve their wellbeing or rebuild their lives. We add value to every service we deliver by investing back into the people and communities we support.

We are one of the largest 25 charities in the UK. We use our combined experience of over 75 years to support people to develop their potential. We have one goal: to help transform the lives of one million young people and adults each year by 2022.

Working with us gives you far more benefits than a standard package; it gives you the chance to help turn someone’s life around.

What is IPES?

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 two Joint Delivery 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.

What we need?

The Employer Engagement Consultant is an important role for the success of IPES. You will use your commercial engagement, sales and recruitment skills, knowledge and experience to identify and engage with local employers to generate long term relationships with Shaw Trust and source/tailor/carve work placements and employment opportunities for IPES participants.

You will work closely with Key Workers within your multi-disciplinary team to understand participants within your caseload and build relationships with employers able to offer the right opportunities for them.

You will also work closely with employers to carve/tailor job opportunities and support them to become more inclusive, e.g. becoming a Disability Confident employer. 

Are you right for the job?

  • Do you have a strong sales track record leading to achieving positive outcomes and targets in a fast paced environment?
  • Are you a local labour market expert, with strong knowledge of employers, their workforce development needs, and labour market trends in your region?
  • Do you have the ability to tailor your approach to engage with a range of local employers from different sector and of different sizes and structures?
  • Are you a confident relationship builder, able to create opportunities with employers that match the needs of our programme participant?
  • Can you maintain professional relationships with employers to generate further and on-going business opportunities?
  • Are you prepared to travel regularly to visit and support employers, 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 persuade employers to give employment and development opportunities to disabled people and those facing disadvantage in the labour market?

Opportunities are available for candidates wanting full or part time hours. 

The Employer Engagement Consultant roles are available in the following areas within the Central region, with the following contracted hours.

Lincolnshire - 22.5 hours
Mercia - 30 hours
Midland Shires - 22.5 hours 
Beds & Bucks - 22.5 hours
Leicestershire - 22.5 hours
Birmingham - 37.5 hours
Black Country - 30 hours

Flexibility around days worked is available and can be discussed at interview.

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