Navigator Developer -Gloucestershire GEM Project

Gloucestershire – Whaddon Youth Support Centre

This vacancy is now closed

Job Category
Children and Family Services
Gloucestershire – Whaddon Youth Support Centre
£22,591.00 - £29,289.00 per annum
Closing date
Contract type
Fixed Term
Total hours per week

Navigator Developer

 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

The Gloucestershire GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Project is jointly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund


This exciting project focuses on people who face challenges in getting into work, and supports them to move closer towards education, training, volunteering or employment.  The target group will be young people aged 16 – 25.


The GEM Project is managed by Gloucestershire Gateway Trust (GGT) on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council. The project is delivered by GEM Delivery Partners and, as one of those Partners, we wish to recruit a Navigator Developer.   The Post is fixed term until 31 August 2022.


The Navigator Developer role, funded by the Gloucestershire GEM Project, will provide intensive day to day 1:2:1 support to GEM Project participants engaged through both its own activities and that of partners, to build their stability, confidence, motivation and readiness to learn, and ultimately move them into or closer towards education, training, volunteering or work, including self-employment.


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.