Job Category
Employability | Support, Advice & Guidance
Birmingham, West Midlands
£27,326 - £32,779
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. 


Restart is a DWP provision delivered by Shaw Trust across Birmingham supporting people who are currently unemployed for 6 months plus to find suitable and sustained employment.

Shaw Trust is delivering Restart as part of Serco supply chain to provide a high level service provision for up to 12 months of specialist support, that includes personal development, breaking down barriers and offering a multitude of opportunities to move in to work.

The Employer Engagement Consultant is an important role for the success of Restart. You will use your commercial engagement, sales and recruitment skills, knowledge and experience to engage with local employers to generate vacancy opportunities through the hidden jobs market and secure interviews and job offers for our participants.

You will work closely with Employment Consultants within your multi-disciplinary team to understand participants needs and skills to then be able to generate opportunities with employers across the region. This role is a very sales and target orientated role to ensure we are generating the relevant amount of opportunity for the people we work with.



You will have: 

  • Proven experience of meeting and exceeding 
  • Experience of engaging and gaining commitment from employers, local authorities, health service providers and voluntary sector organisations. 
  • Experience of proactively selling services to businesses 
  • Good Knowledge of the local labour market

Download the Job Description for full details. 



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, Neurodiversity Peer Support Network, Menopause Peer Support Group, The MANaging Network, The Young Professionals Network and Back to Work Support Group) 
  • 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.  
  • We are proud to hold the menopause friendly accreditation, hosting a regular Menopause Peer Support Groups providing a safe space for colleagues share experiences or ask questions.   
  • 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.