£19,847 – £23,350 p/a (to be pro-rated against 17.5 hrs) – please note successful candidates should expect to be appointed at the starting point of the salary scale and consideration may be given to a higher salary depending on the experience of the individual)
Part-time (17.5 hrs p/w) – fixed-term contract until 31 March 2022
Norwich (role is flexible and travel is likely to be required across Norfolk & Suffolk)
Ref code: PHS-201
Are you a highly efficient, engaging and proactive individual with a passion for making a difference to vulnerable people? If so, join St Giles Trust’s dynamic team as a Support Worker working on our award-winning Peer Advisor Programme and, in turn, progress your career to the next level.
An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.
Central to the life-changing work St Giles Trust does is our Peer Advisor Programme. This innovative programme of training, placement, professional development and support is aimed at ex-offenders and other disadvantaged people, where the ultimate goal for each individual is to achieve a Level 3 Certificate in Advice and Guidance and to progress onto further opportunities and sustainable employment. We train Peer Advisors in more than 30 prisons across the country, plus a number of community locations, including London, Wales and Yorkshire.
About this pivotal role
Our successful candidate will provide guidance and support to Peer Advisors as they are trained and throughout their placement. You will also support the progression of Peer Advisors towards and into sustainable employment, ensuring they develop and improve their employment and job search skills, whilst engaging employers and host placement organisations to increase opportunities.
The first point of contact for Peer Advisors on the National Lottery Community Fund project, you will also support the set-up and delivery of the Advice and Guidance course, as well as delivering a Job Club for Peer Advisors. Conducting inductions and acting as a mentor for new Peer Advisors is a key duty, as is assisting with collecting the monthly monitoring and statistics reports.
To secure this exciting opportunity, you must have:
In return, you can expect a competitive salary and generous leave allowance, staff pension scheme, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, access to clinical supervisions, season ticket loan and much more besides.
St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.
To apply please click the application button below.
Closing date: 11pm, 5 th January 2021. Interviews: 13 th January (likely to be held via video)