One of the reasons that Shaw Trust has been so successful is the calibre of our staff team. We work hard to select the most talented and enthusiastic individuals to deliver our services.
We have more than 1,100 employees, working from 200 locations across the UK. This encompasses a wide variety of roles, from employment and independence services staff, through commercial and retail jobs, to head office and support centre work.
Shaw Trust welcomes applications from disabled candidates. Your personal direct experience and/or knowledge of disability will be viewed as an advantage. We support the government’s Access to Work scheme and we’re a Disability Confident employer that offers an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for vacancies advertised.
We recognise that everyone is different, so in addition to our core benefits, employees have the option to tailor a benefits package to suit their lifestyle through our employee benefits scheme.
Shaw Trust Benefits
Access to Work
- Life Assurance at 3 x your salary
- Healthcare Cashplan (Medicash)
- The opportunity to buy or sell Holiday
- 25 days annual leave per year plus additional days for the Christmas shutdown (between 24th Dec and 2nd Jan).
- The option to buy Childcare Vouchers
- The opportunity to join a Cycle to Work Scheme.
- The option to buy a Tastecard at a reduced rate
- Shopping discounts
- Gym membership discounts
- An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months service.
An Access to Work government grant can pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition, to help you start working, stay in work, move into self-employment or start a business. How much you get depends on your circumstances and is capped at £40, 800 per year.
The money doesn’t have to be paid back and will not affect your other benefits, although you might not qualify if you receive Incapacity Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance, Severe Disablement Allowance, Income Support or National Insurance Credits.
Access to Work grants are available if the employer is based in England, Scotland or Wales and if you are 16 or over and about to start a job or work trial or in a paid job or self-employed.
To qualify, your disability or health condition must affect your ability to do a job or mean you have to pay work-related costs. For example, special computer equipment, a communicator for a job interview or travel costs because you can’t use public transport. Your mental health condition must affect your ability to do a job. It must also mean you need support to start a new job, reduce absence from work and stay in work.
You can find out more at the Department for Work and Pensions’ Access to Work website (opens in new tab or window)
, by emailing email@example.com (opens in new window)
, or by calling 0345 268 8489 (telephone) or 0345 608 8753 (textphone).
Working for Shaw Trust
If you think you have what it takes to support our clients to achieve a brighter future, then we would love to hear from you. View our vacancies list (opens in new tab or window)
and contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (opens in new window)
or by calling 01225 716331.
By working with us, you’ll help to transform lives. Read what our clients had to say about the support they’ve had from our staff.