Volunteer Employment Support Worker
Availability: Minimum 2 days p/w (9.30am - 5pm with some flexibility for occasional outreach or promotional events in the evening)
Contract: 6 months, after which there may be a possibility to secure a placement in another Skills & Employment Team
Location: Camberwell, London
Are you a compassionate, engaging and highly motivated individual, passionate about making a difference to the lives of disadvantaged people? If so, join St Giles Trust as a Volunteer Employment Support Worker working on our Routeways project, where you will provide vital support to disadvantaged employed people to help improve their skills, income and prospects.
About St Giles Trust and Routeways
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.
Our Routeways project aims to tackle the critical issues of low pay and poor quality employment, and support disadvantaged employed people improve their skills, income and prospects. In order to achieve its aims, the project works with participants in a customised and individual way, addressing wider barriers such as housing, benefits, health and debt, as well as providing consistent and ongoing support to improve their skills, employability and career adaptability.
About this key role
Our Volunteer Employment Support Worker will manage a caseload under the supervision of the Line Manager and be expected to develop good working relationships with partners and other organisations and to develop and maintain good employer engagement activities.
You will also make appropriate ongoing referrals and signpost as required, identify relevant training opportunities appropriate to participants and assist the trainer to set up regular group workshops and act as classroom assistant when required. Completing paperwork accurately and carrying out other administrative tasks are also key aspects of the role.
What we are looking for:
- A commitment and passion to helping others
- A friendly and enthusiastic approach to teamwork with the ability to work independently
- The ability to follow instructions, policies and procedures
- Excellent communication skills, including being a good listener
- Sound IT and admin skills
In return, you will be reimbursed for travel, provided with luncheon vouchers, have access to our mentoring programme, advice and counselling service and St Giles Trust’s training and development opportunities.
For further information about this highly rewarding role, or to apply, please visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.
Closing date: 11pm, 23rd July, 2019.
Interview date: Friday 9th August 2019.