Community Navigator

Job Title: Community Navigator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £22,635 - £27,635 per annum
Job Published: December 19, 2016 09:27

Job Description

Community Navigator

£22,635 - £27,635 per annum

Based in London

Shaw Trust is a national charity, committed to supporting those with barriers related to disability, health and those in disadvantaged circumstances to find employment, independence and greater inclusion in society.

This role will work on a high profile contract covering North and East London and co-funded by Big Lottery and the European Social Fund, and is a job that makes a real difference to people’s lives.

You will facilitate individuals’ access to the right opportunities at the right time. Using your knowledge and understanding of the surrounding community and its services, your role will focus on using your experience to connect people with the support they need in their own communities.

Working daily with clients, health professionals, volunteers and service providers, you will ensure that a person’s journey to better wellbeing is as easy as possible. You will use existing services and help to develop new local provision, liaise with primary and secondary health care professionals, checking in on progress and making sure we can evidence the outcomes of the service.

With an NVQ/SVQ Level 2 or above, or equivalent, you must have experience of working with external stakeholders, including primary and secondary care services. A track record of working with clients with complex and/or multiple barriers to achieve outcomes will be essential, as will an understanding of inclusion and mental health issues. You will be highly organised and be confident in using your own initiative to problem solve.

The Trust offers excellent benefits and development opportunities.

For further information and to apply online, please visit

Reference number: ST/3982 (North & East London) and ST/3983 (South London).

Closing date: 5pm, 8 January 2017.

Interview date: 12 & 13 January 2017 in Hackney.

Shaw Trust is committed to safeguarding. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS. Shaw Trust is a registered charity: 287785.