Navigator (Employment Support Advisor) – MOTW

Job title:                        Navigator – Employment Support Advisor

Salary:                            Circa £21,500 per annum

Hours:                            Full Time – 37 hours per week

Contract:                         Fixed Term

Reporting to:                Project Manager

 Location:                       Sunderland

About us

Groundwork aims to be the UK’s leading regeneration charity, working through partnership to create communities in which people are proud to live and work.

Moving On Tyne & Wear (MOTW) is joint-funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund, and aims to support people with a range of complex needs across Tyne and Wear to move towards or into training and employment.

This project is led by Mental Health Concern (MHC) and supported by 8 partner organisations, including Groundwork NE & Cumbria.

About the role

We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic individual to join our Moving On Tyne & Wear team as a Navigator.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team and will manage a caseload of Moving on Tyne and Wear participants in Sunderland providing them with 1:1 support, helping them overcome health barriers to employment and training.

The post holder will help participants to accept, adjust to and when able recover from physical and/or mental health conditions. They will be responsible for supporting them through every stage of their journey, addressing barriers to engagement and introducing activities to support progression into education and employment.

As a Navigator you would be responsible for supporting participants through every stage in their journey, addressing barriers and introducing activities to support progression.

Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced disclosure endorsed by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

About you

We are seeking someone with experience in supporting people with health problems to access mainstream activities and resources which will help them to better manage their conditions and move towards or into employment. You must have the ability to work effectively as a member of a team as well as the ability to work on your own initiative. Having experience of working in communities and engaging workless participants is essential whilst maintaining a professional, tactful and patient approach.

To find out more about the role and our organisation, take a look at our candidate pack, or for an informal discussion about this role please contact Jason Sheriff, Team Leader on 07812 992191.

Want to apply?

Great.  All you need to do is complete the application form below.

Application Form

Navigator MOTW – Candidate Pack

Navigator MOTW – Job Description

Navigator MOTW – Person Specification

All completed applications should be emailed to  

Closing Date:        Midnight on Sunday 4th July 2021

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We want you to be yourself at Groundwork and we value everything that makes you unique. We recognise and celebrate your difference and together we make Groundwork a special and great place to work.

Groundwork NE & Cumbria is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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