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Job Category
Community Wellbeing
Birmingham, West Midlands
£26,814 - £32,442
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.


Are you ready to embark on a mission to empower individuals, bridging the gap between health and employment, and helping them thrive in their vocational journeys? As an IPS Employment Specialist at Thrive into Work, you'll be at the forefront of delivering life-changing employment support to participants while collaborating with healthcare professionals. This role offers the opportunity to make a tangible impact on the lives of those with health conditions, enabling them to achieve their vocational goals following the principles of Individual Placement and Support (IPS).


You will have:

  • Demonstrable evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • 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
  • Ability to build relationships with both internal and external stakeholders

Download the Job Description for full details.


You will be homebased with travel across Birmingham & Solihull

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

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 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.