St Giles Trust
£20,000 - £24,999
09 Nov 2019
13 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
£22,847 - £26,350 p/a (to be pro-rated at 21 hrs p/w) please note successful candidates should expect to be appointed at the starting point of the salary scale

Part- Time - 21 hrs p/w - Fixed Term Contract till March 2020 (possibility of extension)

Camberwell, London

Ref code: KWS-191

Are you a driven, compassionate and proactive individual with impressive people skills? If so, join St Giles Trust
as a Keyworker working on our vital Southwark Vulnerable Young People's project, and in return you will be embarking on a highly rewarding and career-enhancing position.

About St Giles Trust

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.

A key part of our future plans is our Vulnerable Young People's project, which we will be delivering to young people in the London Borough of Southwark over the next two years. This programme will provide key one-to-one customised support that will enable young people to overcome their employment and wider barriers and make progress with their personal goals, plus engage and work closely with local employers and authorities.

About this key role

Our successful candidate will play a key part in a dynamic and highly motivated small team that will provide a vital young person-led support service that responds to each individual's employment prospects, wider needs and aspirations. To achieve this, you will help coordinate outreach and promotion to find and engage young people, including liaising with relevant local agencies to generate referrals.

Managing an individual caseload with a focus on achieving set targets, you will deliver small group workshops and activities on employability and soft skills, drop-in sessions and work place visits, plus offer individual support to help navigate local services and provide advocacy. Setting up progression routes into training, apprenticeships and employment by engaging and building strong links with employers and providers is another key responsibility.

To secure this exciting opportunity, you must have:
  • A proven track record of successfully engaging, motivating and recruiting young people and supporting them into sustainable employment
  • An excellent awareness and understanding of the needs and concerns of vulnerable young people
  • An Advice and Guidance qualification at Level 3, or equivalent
  • The ability to deliver group workshops and drop-in sessions
  • Strong experience of engaging successfully with employers and training providers
  • Calm, flexible and adaptable, you must be an outstanding communicator, both verbal and written
  • Sympathy with the aims and ethos of St Giles as an organisation.

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, childcare vouchers, season ticket loan and much more besides.

For further information, or to apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 17th October 2019.