Employment Consultant

Birmingham & Solihull

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Job Category
Employability
Location
Birmingham & Solihull
Salary
Starting at £27,000
Closing date
13/06/2021
Ref
22726
Contract type
Permanent
Total hours per week
37.5
Description

Employment Consultant

Shaw Trust is a not-for-profit social enterprise that seeks to improve life chances for employment for people who face social and economic challenges, or who may also be disabled or have complex needs. Shaw Trust believes that every person in the UK has the right to live a decent and dignified life through good employment.

The role

As an Employment Consultant you will help a wide range of people who are currently unemployed to find the right role for them. You will be an effective communicator, able to positively influence, engage and motivate people. 

Whilst working in a supportive team environment, this is a role with autonomy where you will be trusted to make decisions and manage your time to deliver your role and meet your objectives. You will meet a wide range of people, working collaboratively to understand their goals, areas where they may need support, and put in place an effective and engaging action plan to help them to find the right job.  You will be solution focused and carry out proactive job searches, engaging with local employers and sign posting to other local services to help people access the right support.

You will be experienced in providing support, advice, guidance or coaching to positively influence other people’s professional or personal development. You will be an effective communicator, able to build rapport with people and have a flexible and resilient approach.

We welcome applications from candidates with transferable skills, we provide full training and the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills and progress your career.

Locations

Birmingham and Solihull

Employee Benefits

At Shaw Trust you will be joining a supportive, values driven team, who are passionate about helping people.  Download the Job Description for full details and Person Specification. In addition to a competitive salary and being part of an organisation which makes a positive difference to people’s lives, as an employee of Shaw Trust you will receive: 

Paid leave

  • 25 days annual leave per year, plus bank holidays, and the option to purchase additional holiday
  • 5 days paid leave at Christmas
  • 2 days paid volunteering leave each year

Opportunities to connect

  • Join one of our employee networks: LGBTQ+ Support Network, Racial Equality Network, Disabled Employee Network

Opportunities to progress your career

  • Access to an online learning platform
  • Access to internal apprenticeships
  • Cross organisational career paths

Health and wellbeing

  • Healthcare cash plan, giving you money back for health care costs including dentistry and eye care, and access to wellbeing apps
  • Health and wellbeing programmes including counselling via our employee assistance programme
  • Discounted gym membership

Financial wellbeing

  • An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months
  • Life Assurance at 3 times your annual salary rate
  • Online shopping discounts including supermarkets and DIY stores

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.  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.