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Community Mental Health
£25,710.00 - £30,861.00 per annum
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Employment Adviser – Aim 4 Work

 About Shaw Trust  

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.

Having grown from humble beginnings in 1982 in the village of Shaw in Wiltshire, finding jobs for disabled people, today we are a complex and diverse charity committed to employment as the core pathway to a better life.  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.

Role Purpose

Working daily with participants, health professionals, volunteers and service providers, Employment Advisers are focused on making sure a person’s journey into employment, with associated improved social inclusion and well-being, is as easy as possible. You will deliver these activities on one of two high profile contracts in London. The contracts are co-funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund and deliver Independent Placement and Support (IPS) services to people with common mental health conditions.

Our Employment Advisers will need to understand the needs of project participants and employers and work creatively and sympathetically to make appropriate participant/employer matches. Support will continue through a programme of in work support led by the Employment Adviser and continuing to address the needs of participant and employer for up to 9 months after job start.


Download the Job Description for full details and Person Specification.


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: to make alternative arrangements.


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