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Health and Wellbeing
£22,705 - £27,959
Closing date
Contract type
Total hours per week

“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.

Community Connector    
£22,705 - £27,959 Dependant On Experience  

You’re the person who can enable people to take control of their health and wellbeing though increasing confidence and community inclusion. Our Community Connectors understand their communities and the wide range of activities / services available within them. They are passionate about effective signposting, able communicators and focused on using their experience to connect people with the activities in their own communities.

Working daily with participants, health professionals, and community organisations Community Connectors are focused on making sure a person’s journey to better health, wellbeing and inclusion is as easy as possible. They signpost to existing activities, help to develop new local provision specifically targeted to reducing social isolation and loneliness. You will make sure we can evidence the outcomes of the service – this job that makes a real difference in the lives of people.

This role is perfect for individuals with experience of working within a community and or wellbeing setting. The successful candidate will have a solution focussed approach, be highly organised and be able to deliver to agreed service specifications and outcomes.


You will have:

  • Minimum of SVQ/NVQ  level 3  or equivalent
  • Experience of facilitating and supporting participants with complex and/or multiple barriers to success in health and social care settings.  
  • Experience of connecting people to services and activities. 
  • Ability to facilitate, engage, motivate and support participants
  • Understanding of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and it’s practical application 
  • Flexibility to cope with the varying demands of the role, managing time effectively to achieve the desired results and willing to travel with possible overnight stays. 
  • Ability to process information on electronic records accurately, using data bases & spread sheets

Download the Job Description for full details.


Woodbridge/ Saxmundham/ Felixstowe

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.