Are you a passionate, collaborative and influential individual with experience of working with socially excluded adults? If so, join St Giles Trust as a Peer Hub Support Worker, where you will provide a high-level service to learners with lived experience whilst they undertake our Peer Advisor Programme, and then support them once they have completed their training and are actively job seeking.
About this exciting opportunity
As a key part of a community-based Peer Hub Team, working as part of the national Peer Advisor Network representing St Giles, you will focus on providing Peer Advisors with the tools and support to access employment, while also supporting the Peer Hub Coordinator to ensure the programme is delivered successfully. Your broad range of duties will include conducting inductions and acting as a mentor for new Peer Advisors, supporting the set-up of the Advice and Guidance course and working with participants to produce individual action plans.
You will also provide one-to-one support to those undertaking the Programme, including as they train and throughout their placement, plus identify and establish progression routes into further learning, work placement and employment opportunities.
What we are looking for:
- Proven track record of providing Education and training advice to adults who experience multiple disadvantages
- Experience of delivering employment-related workshops
- Knowledge of anti-discriminatory working practices
- An understanding of the issues faced by participants in accessing and sustaining training or employment
- A collaborative, flexible and professional approach to your work
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong IT, time-management and prioritisation abilities, and the ability to work on your own initiative
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, access to clinical supervision, season ticket loan and much more.
About St Giles and their Peer Advisor Programme
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.
For further information, or to apply, please visit our website. Part-time (17.5hours p/w) – 2 Year Contract
Closing date: 11pm, 27th February 2020. Interview date: 13th March 2020.