Details for the position of GEM navigator developer

Hours: 40 hours
Location: The Cheltenham Trust
Salary: £22,658

Gloucestershire County Council and over 70 voluntary community social enterprise (VCSE), public and private sector partners from across the county have joined together and won £3.2million funding to help the county's most vulnerable adults into work, training or education; the project is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

This exciting new project, known as The Gloucestershire GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Project, will engage with 1,100 people over three years. It began in October 2016 and will focus on people who face challenges in getting into work, and support them to move closer towards education, training, volunteering or employment.

The GEM Project is managed by Gloucestershire Gateway Trust (GGT) on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council. The project will be delivered by GEM delivery partners of whom 28 have employed ‘navigator developers’ who are already directly supporting over 300 people to engage with education, training, volunteering and employment.

Target GEM Project participants are women, over 50s, carers, people with addictions, disability, learning disability or mental health issues and people who are homeless, unemployed, living in rural areas or from black or minority ethnic groups.

The successful candidate will provide intensive day to day 1 to 1 support to GEM Project participants to build their stability, confidence, motivation and readiness to learn, and ultimately move them closer towards education, training, volunteering or work, including self-employment.

Key personal attributes

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Empathy with GEM participants

Relevant experience and qualifications

  • Lived experience as, or having worked with, vulnerable or disengaged people
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Basic IT skills

This role is for a fixed term contract period until 30 September 2019. Job share and secondment enquiries are welcome.

How to apply

Download the application form and job specification.

CVs will not be accepted unless accompanied by a fully completed application form.

Please email completed applications to humanresources@cheltenham.gov.uk and please quote reference CT121 after the post title.

Anyone wishing to submit a job application in an alternative format, as a form of reasonable adjustment, should in the first instance contact anne.tranter@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk.

Closing date: Friday 1 June 2018