Shaw Trust, the largest charitable organisation in the employability sector, is growing to meet demand for its services. Expanding its workforce to support people affected by the pandemic, the charity has specialised in helping young people and adults into work for more than 30 years.
In the past few months, the UK has seen more than 185,000 redundancies announced. Household names and major retailers have reconsidered how they will work in the future, and for many, this has meant fewer jobs for people working in retail, hospitality, travel and leisure.
Shaw Trust supports people through a range of national and local government funded programmes, including the Work and Health Programme. To help more people, many of these programmes are being expanded. As a result, Shaw Trust is seeking to grow its own staff number by 25% or around 700 new employees in the next 12 months.
The majority of these roles will be directly working with people to support them into employment. Initially working from home using virtual technology, the roles are mainly based in London, the Midlands, central and east of England, and the home counties.
Speaking about the opportunities, Mark Earl, Chief People Officer at Shaw Trust, commented: “At Shaw Trust we are a values-led organisation, we put those we support at the heart of everything we do. So for us, when we are recruiting the most important attribute we look for in a candidate is their commitment to our purpose.
“We have great training and development in-house available, so can help candidates master the skills needed, but we can’t make someone want to work with people, or teach someone to be customer focused. Therefore we are calling out to anyone who has worked in hospitality, retail or similar sectors with the public to take a look at what we can offer.”
Shaw Trust offers full time, part time and job share roles, allowing for flexibility. Good benefits including personal development, volunteer days and employee progression are available and in a recent staff survey 95% of Shaw Trust staff felt supported by their line managers.
To view Shaw Trust’s current live vacancies visit https://jobs.shaw-trust.org.uk/Search.aspx.