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Job Category
Community Mental Health
Home Based - Central England and the Home Counties
£28,373 - £38,881
Closing date
Contract type
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.

Health and Wellbeing Practitioner (WHP) 

We are looking for a Health and Wellbeing Practitioner to work alongside our Support Managers and the WHP team to support the wellbeing of participants and staff on the Work & Health Programme.

As a Health and Wellbeing Practitioner for WHP, you will be developing and delivering a holistic health and wellbeing approach to help progress participants closer to the labour market.

The role holder will be expected to work closely with frontline Support Managers, taking a holistic approach to supporting their caseload of participants to gain employment through better management and self-management of their physical and/or mental health and wellbeing needs. You will advise and guide Support Managers to effectively signpost participants to mental health and wellbeing support where required.

This will be mainly delivered remotely via phone, video conference and other digital channels.


You will have:

  • Allied health background or an equivalent qualification in behavioural or health sciences as recognised by an appropriate professional body
  • Experience in delivering behaviour change interventions for specific lifestyle related issues (Smoking cessation, physical activity, NHS Health Checks, weight management, alcohol reduction) 
  • Proven experience of supporting those with health conditions back to work rehabilitation/occupation  health 
  • Relevant health and wellbeing clinical experience 
  • An understanding of cognitive behavioural techniques, principles, and experience of applying in working practice

Download the Job Description for full details.


Home Based

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.