This vacancy is now closed

 
Job Category
Community Wellbeing
Location
West London, United Kingdom
Salary
£26,755 - £32,946
Closing date
15/05/2024
Ref
26708
Contract type
Fixed Term
Total hours per week
37.5
Description

“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.

Purpose

You’re the person who can help individuals access the right help at the right time. Our Community Link Workers understand their communities and the wide range of services available within them. They are passionate about getting it right, able communicators and focused on using their experience to connect people with the help they need in their own communities.

Working with clients, health professionals, volunteers and service providers, Link Workers are focused on making sure a person’s journey to better wellbeing is as easy as possible. Brokering existing service and helping to develop local provision, liaising with primary and secondary health and social care professionals, checking in on progress and making sure we can evidence the outcomes of the service are all important facets of the job – a job that makes a real difference in the lives of people.

This role is perfect for individuals with experience of working within a social care, community mental health and/or wellbeing setting using a caseload management approach. A practical understanding of health and social care with the ability to champion and embrace change would be useful. The successful candidate will have a solution focussed approach, be highly organised and be able to deliver to agreed service specifications and outcomes.

 

Essential:

You will have:

  • Understanding of the barriers faced by offenders/ex-offenders with multiple and/or complex needs in relation to reintegration back into society 
  • Ability to work with and manage challenging behaviour 
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully working to targets 
  • Good IT skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office software and previous experience of working with databases 

Download the Job Description for full details.

Location:

West London 

Employee Benefits

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: https://www.shawtrust.org.uk/content/uploads/2020/09/Vision-2030-Strategic-Directive-5-9.pdf 

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: Resourcing@shaw-trust.org.uk  

This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.’

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus.

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