Employment Advisor - WHP JETS

Home Counties, England
 
Job Category
Employability
Location
Home Counties, England
Salary
£20,000.00 - £25,000.00 per annum (Regional salary weighting may apply)
Closing date
30/11/2020
Ref
21482
Contract type
Permanent
Total hours per week
37.5
Description

WHP JETS Employment Advisor

The Shaw Trust, in tandem with government and the broader employment support community across the UK is working hard to make sure we support as many individuals as possible to get and keep a job. We believe that everyone who needs help and support to attain their employment goals should be able to access it as soon as possible and that support should reflect their individual needs.

To help us in this mission we are looking to expand our employability services and looking for Employment Advisors to work on a DWP Work and Health Programme - Job Entry: Targeted Support (WHP/JETS).

As an WHP JETS Employment Advisor you will be providing advice and support to guide and encourage participants to overcome barriers to employment and achieve realistic job goals. This will be mainly delivered remotely via phone, video conference and other digital channels.

Reporting to a Team Leader the role holder will be expected to manage a caseload of participants, managing their journey to employment, offer advice and direction to enable participants to access support they need. The role will also involve re-building participant confidence and self-efficacy following a period on unemployment.

Shaw Trust operates on a national level with over 2,000 staff and 1,000 volunteers. We work with the government, local authorities, combined authorities, health service providers, employers, and other stakeholders – including the Education and Skills Funding Agency, Department for Work and Pensions, clinical commissioning groups and NHS Trusts.

The ideal candidate will need to be inclusive and embrace our culture and values, putting those we serve at the heart of everything we do. You will consistently deliver high quality services to support our communities and beneficiaries. Additionally an understanding of government funded employment programmes such as the Work and Health Programme would be an advantage.

Shaw Trust is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and inclusion. 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 would like information in a different format, email: HRService.Centre@shaw-trust.org.uk to make alternative arrangements.

Location

Home based with the potential to do some face-to-face activity post COVID-19

This role will be working across (CPA 5) – Home Countries Geographical areas include: East of England - Kent, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme after 6 months
  • Life Assurance x 3 of your salary
  • Enhanced annual leave