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Volunteer Employability Support Volunteer in Birmingham (Face to face)

Shaw Trust


Posted over 30 days ago...

As an Employability Support Volunteer, you will provide valuable help by sharing your skills and experience with Shaw Trust’s participants whilst they are receiving support from one of our programmes.   


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Birmingham, Rednal, B3 3JY

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

This role could include: 

Supporting participants to improve their CV and cover letters and sharing how to tailor these to job specifications. 

Offering guidance with applications and supporting statements to supplement their CV.  

Identifying someone’s transferable skills and how to make the most of these in job applications. 

Developing the participants’ online presence and personal branding using websites like LinkedIn. 

Supporting job searches including exploring the hidden job market.  

Conducting mock interviews and helping participants prepare through quality feedback. 

Maintaining support when participants start a new job. 

What are we looking for?

Understanding of employability sector and skills needed to gain employment. 

Good interpersonal and communication skills. 

Have an empathetic approach. 

Adaptable to meet the needs of a wide range of participants. 

IT skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office software. 

Ability to facilitate group sessions. 

Confident acting independently and providing remote support. 

Able to volunteer as part of an extended team. 

Understanding of data protection and GDPR. 

Awareness of barriers faced by participants who have faced disadvantages such as disabilities, care leavers and ill mental health.

What difference will you make?

Volunteer with Shaw Trust and help create brighter futures for people in your community. Shaw Trust provides employment opportunities, skills development training, and health and wellbeing services across the UK. We operate charitable social enterprises and retail shops, and work alongside Shaw Education Trust, which runs a diverse chain of academy schools. We add value to every service we deliver by investing back into community projects, such as our social enterprises, Community Hubs and national volunteering scheme. Volunteers help us achieve our aim of empowering people and supporting them towards employment and/or helping with their mental health and wellbeing. They also help in our schools and Social Enterprises and they help us run our charity shops too. Shaw Trust volunteers are at the heart of everything we do.


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