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£23,840 - £29,094 per annum
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IPES Key Worker  (Northamptonshire, Beds & Bucks)

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.

About IPES

Intensive Personalised Employment Support (IPES) is a voluntary provision, supporting people with disabilities and complex barriers to find work, sustain employment and make improvements to their health and wellbeing.

Shaw Trust is delivering IPES alongside specialist partners Health 2 Employment and Genius Within. Specialist Key Workers from each organisation will form Multi-Disciplinary Teams, sharing their expert knowledge/experience to provide holistic support to participants

Role Purpose

The Key Worker is integral to the success of the programme, ensuring participants receive regular, intensive, and high quality support. The role requires an engaging, empathetic and motivating individual, able to support people with complex needs to move into sustainable employment.

Key Workers make an impact by looking for new and innovative ways to motivate people who are disadvantaged in the job market. They are able to quickly build rapport with participants and proactively source job opportunities with appropriate employers. They will maintain supportive relationships with both participant and employer once employment begins.

Providing bespoke support to individuals, running regular group sessions, and delivering outreach support where appropriate, Key Workers are the people who can ensure individuals access the right support at the right time and progress towards their employment goals. They are able to adapt the support they provide, according to the changing needs of the participant.

Please note; There will be an expectation for travel for face to face appointments.

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.