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Job Category
Community Wellbeing
London, United Kingdom
£29,496 - £35,687
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. 

IPS Employment Specialist

Working on the Haringey and Enfield contract, embedded with Primary Care, Community Health Teams, and the wider community you will be delivering employment support to participants in parallel to the health treatment being delivered by NHS clinicians. Working intensively with a maximum active caseload of 30 participants who have a health condition which impacts on their ability to gain work or stay in work. Assisting them to obtain and sustain employment that is consistent with their vocational goals, following the eight principles of Individual Placement and Support (IPS).  Meeting and exceeding performance targets for referrals, programme starts, employer engagement, job starts and sustainment, in compliance with contractual guidelines and quality procedures. 


You will have: 

  • IPS delivery experience (preferably in a Primary care setting) 
  • Proven experience of supporting people to obtain or keep work 
  • Proven experience of meeting and exceeding outcomes and targets 
  • High level of optimism, initiative, and effective interpersonal skills in order to engage effectively with participants, clinical teams and employers 
  • Excellent IT skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office software and previous experience of working with databases 

Download the Job Description for full details. 


This role is home based but requires travel around Haringey & Enfield areas.

Employee Benefits 

As an employee of Shaw Trust  as well as positively impacting people’s lives, 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 

 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 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. 

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