Peer Hub Coordinator
Peer Hub Coordinator
£22,526 - £26,501
Fixed-term contract until 31 August 2021
Are you a collaborative and proactive individual with a proven record of managing staff or volunteers effectively and experience of working with socially excluded adults? If so, St Giles Trust is looking for a Peer Hub Coordinator to join our team and take operational responsibility for the day-to-day running of our Peer Hub.
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.
St Giles Trust’s peer-led services form the backbone of our work; we firmly believe that Peer Advisors bring something special to our services, increasing engagement, having more time to spend with clients and becoming role models to their peers. Our successful candidate will provide a high-level service to individuals with lived experience whilst working towards their NVQ Level 3 in Advice and Guidance.
About this pivotal role
As part of a community-based Peer Hub team, you will help to develop the Peer Advisor Programme within the region and provide vital day-to-day support, guidance and assistance to Peer Advisors whilst on work placement and completing their studies. You will also support Peer Advisors in successfully completing their qualification and help to develop an appropriate support plan for them.
Securing and maintaining good relationships with partner organisations to aid the recruitment of new Peer Advisors and to promote the services is also a key aspect of this role, as is organising service level agreements, matching learners to placements and ensuring positive and supportive relationships with placement hosts.
What we are looking for:
- The ability to build relationships with partners, training providers and specialist support organisations
- Experience in negotiating with partner agencies to establish and develop links within the community
- Knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by project participants in accessing and sustaining training or employment and how these can be overcome
- Excellent time management, prioritisation and communication skills, both verbal and written
- A professional, flexible and collaborative approach to your work
- Ideally, Level 3 or 4 Advice and Guidance qualification or a teaching qualification
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, childcare vouchers, season ticket loan and much more.
For further information, or to apply, please visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.
Closing date: 11pm, August 29th
Interview date: 10th – 11th September.