Job Category
Birmingham & Solihull
£25,500 - £30,600
Closing date
Contract type
Total hours per week

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. 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.

Download the Job Description for full details and Person Specification.


The role holder will be based in our Chelmsley Wood Office in Birmingham - on site parking available 

How to apply 

To apply upload your CV and a supporting statement. On your supporting statement please state your location preference (Birmingham City Centre or Chelmsley Wood).

Employee Benefits

At Shaw Trust you will be joining a supportive, values driven team, who are passionate about helping people. 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: 

  • 25 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays), with incremental increases post 3 years’ service up to 28 days, and the option to purchase additional holiday
  • 2 days paid volunteering leave each year
  • An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months
  • Life Assurance at 3 times your annual salary rate
  • Access to a suite of learning and development opportunities including paid for apprenticeship and masters’ levels qualifications, and management development programmes
  • Opportunities to connect with our employee diversity networks (LGBTQ+ Support Network, Racial Equality Network, Disability Equality Network, Women’s Network)
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including internal support, employee assistance programme and health cash plan

Our Strategy

To find out more about Shaw Trusts aims in our 2030 Strategic Directive available here: 

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 proud to be certified as an employer who meets the National Equality Standard, the accepted standard for inclusiveness in business across the UK.
  • 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.