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Art Shape Updates:

Job Opportunity - Navigator Developer

Navigator Developer (part time – 0.5 role)

Location: Art Shape, Brockworth Court Farm, Court Road, Brockworth, GL3 4QU

Salary: £19,000 to £23,000 per annum (FTE) dependent upon experience


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 commencing 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 will be managed by Gloucestershire Gateway Trust (GGT) on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council. The project will be delivered by GEM Delivery Partners and, as one of those Partners, we now wish to recruit a Navigator Developer for the lifetime of this three year project.


Target GEM Project Participants are Women, Addictions, Over 50s, Rural, Disability, Learning Disability, Carers, Black and Minority Ethnic, Homeless, Mental Health, and Unemployed.

The successful candidate will provide intensive day to day 1:2:1 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 experienceas, or having worked with, vulnerable or disengaged people;
  • Literate andnumerate;
  • Basic IT skills.

  • This role is for a 3 year Fixed Term Contract period until 30th September 2019 and may provide secondment opportunities for individuals.

    Anyone wishing to submit a job application in an alternative format, as a form of reasonable adjustment, should in the first instance contact Lucy Garrett 


    To apply email Lucy@artshape.co.uk or phone 01452 863855 for an Application Form and Job Specification and return to the same email address. CV’s will not be accepted unless accompanied by a fully completed Application Form.


    The closing date for applications is 2nd October 2016.