Job Category
Employability | Support, Advice & Guidance
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
£25,538 - £31,166
Closing date
Contract type
Total hours per week

At Shaw Trust we help give people with a criminal record the opportunity for a second chance providing services to support them in custody and in the community. We provide people with the skills, knowledge, and a sense of purpose, for life after custody, significantly reducing the likelihood of reoffending. We support at each stage of the journey providing people with safe and supportive spaces to engage in positive activities and move toward integrating back into society.

We will be delivering the HMPPS Creating Future Opportunities (CFO) programme in the East of England and Southeast of England.

We are recruiting for people to join our teams in the role of CFO Hub Support Worker. In this role you will be responsible for managing a caseload of participants within the community, at pop-up Satellite Hubs, and at our Activity Hub. You will provide high-quality support and guidance, facilitating the engagement of participants in activities that help them overcome barriers to successful resettlement and achieve milestones leading to sustainable employment, education, or training.

You will undergo enhanced vetting checks.

In this role you will work at our hub in Peterborough and in the community.

We are looking for people who have:         

  • Demonstrable experience in motivating and supporting individuals with multiple and complex needs to overcome barriers and progress towards future goals in education, training, and employment.
  • Experience in working with external stakeholders to provide exceptional participant support or progression routes, including employers, local authorities, health services, or voluntary sector organisations.
  • The ability to build, manage, and maintain strong working relationships with a variety of support services to ensure comprehensive participant support.
  • Proven experience of successfully working to targets and key performance indicators, with the ability to monitor and report on participant progress effectively.
  • Excellent organisational skills and time management, with the ability to manage a caseload independently and provide community-based support.

Download the job description for more information about this opportunity.

When Applying

In your supporting statement please briefly outline your interest in the role. Please also answer yes or no to the following 3 questions in your supporting statement:

  1. Have you ever worked in a prison?
  2. Have you ever been refused clearance to work in a prison?
  3. Do you currently have clearance to work in a prison? 

Employee Benefits

As well as helping to make a positive impact to people’s lives, 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 networks (LGBTQ+ Support Network, Racial Equality Network, Disability Equality Network, Women’s Network, Men’s Network, Young Professionals Network, Menopause Peer Support Group, Neurodiversity 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.

  • 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 are Menopause Friendly accredited

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.