Programme Officer (Liaison and Diversion)

The Vibe Youth Support Centre, Gloucester

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Job Category
The Vibe Youth Support Centre, Gloucester
23043 - 29876
Closing date
Contract type
Fixed Term
Total hours per week

About Shaw Trust  

“Shaw Trust promotes team spirit, inclusiveness and it is an organisation where everybody is somebody. I am proud to be part of this great organisation.”

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.

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.

Programme Officer       

To work with young people, individually and in groups and support them to participate in programmes and projects designed to meet their needs and assist effective transition.  To assist young people in developing self-awareness, gaining new skills and building resilience and helping them prepare for adulthood.  To work in partnership with colleagues and other related agencies to ensure a cohesive response.

  • Undertake health focused triages identifying the needs of young people with a commitment to divert young people away from the criminal justice system through our Youth Justice Liaison and Diversion initiative.

  • Complete return interviews with young people to reduce further missing episodes.

  • Signpost young people, families and referrers onto appropriate services or offer short term focused interventions.

  • Co-ordinate referrals to services, monitor progress and review as appropriate.

  • Work in partnership with all specialist teams within the YST.


You will have:

  • Professional qualification; minimum level 3 NVQ or other approved course in social care, education, youth work, advice and guidance, criminal justice or health.  
  • Experience in a relevant area of work, eg youth work, social care, family support, criminal justice, advice and guidance, health
  • Experience of working with young people, their families and communities, particularly those at risk of social and educational exclusion
  • Experience of undertaking thorough assessment of need and risk and the development and implementation of suitable plans/interventions in response to need.  
  • Experience of partnership working and development of multi-disciplinary approaches to work with young people

Download the Job Description for full details.



Employee Benefits

As well as helping to make a positive difference to the lives of young people, as an employee of Shaw Trust you will have access to the following benefits:

  • 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.

In our most recent colleague survey “86% of our colleagues say we demonstrate a true commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion”.

In addition;

  • 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/or would like further information about the role, please contact:  

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