Employment Advisor


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Job Category
Health and Wellbeing
£22,705.00 - £27,959.00 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
Contract type
Total hours per week

Employment Adviser

About Shaw Trust  

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 cantered on opportunity for all.

Role Purpose

You’re the person who can help individuals access the right help at the right time. Employment Advisers will 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 to support adults in the Somerset Family Solutions Programme make steps to employment.

Working daily with clients, employers and service providers Employment Advisers are focused on making sure a person’s journey to employment and better wellbeing as easy as possible. Brokering existing service and helping to develop new local provision, liaising with Children’s Social Care practitioners, Adult workers for Substance Misuse, Mental Health, Domestic Abuse and DWP workers, checking in on progress and making sure we can evidence the outcomes of the service are all important facts of the job – a job that makes a real difference in the lives of people.

This role is perfect for individuals who have experience either in the employment advice field or as practitioners within a community mental health and/or wellbeing setting, but who are open to additional training and support. In all cases, a practical understanding of family safeguarding, primary and secondary care, coupled with the ability to champion and embrace change would be helpful. The successful candidate will have a solution-focused approach, be highly organised and be able to deliver to agreed service specifications and outcomes.

This role will require travel across Somerset, supporting individuals both in community settings and their own homes to take the steps needed to gain employment.

The vacancies are 22.5 hours a week to be worked across 3 days. Days to be defined and agreed if successful at interview.

Each vacancy will cover one of the following areas: 

Mendip, South Somerset, Sedgemoor or Somerset and West Taunton

Download the Job Description and Person Specification for full details .

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 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 would like information in a different format, email: resourcing@shaw-trust.org.uk to make alternative arrangements.

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