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About Shaw Trust

About Shaw Trust

At Shaw Trust, we believe in equality, opportunity and inclusion. Now in our 40th year, we help hundreds of thousands of people every year by delivering a diverse range of not-for-profit public services focusing on care, education, work and wellbeing. We are one of the UK’s largest charities and employ more than 3,000 people in England, Scotland and Wales.  

We work with commissioners, employers and other partners to deliver services of the highest quality and lasting social value. We help people of all ages, from childhood through to the end of their working life. 

Find out how we can help you and your organisation. 

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Recruit to build diverse teams 

Shaw Trust provides a fully funded recruitment service offering a large pool of candidates from all walks of life. Employers can be matched with immediately available candidates from a wide range of backgrounds. We support with screening, preparation and provide advice on how to widen access and shorten recruitment processes, to maximise social value for the business and local community.  

Disability Confident 

Shaw Trust is accredited as a Disability Confident Leader and champions businesses to progress to become Disability Confident Employers by actively encouraging and supporting our supply chain and networks. Employers that are Disability Confident play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better. We’ll help you think differently about disability and improve how you attract, recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce. Shaw Trust offers advice, guidance, resources or practical support from level 1 up and until you achieve level 3. 

Become accessible

Shaw Trust has a team of dedicated, experienced health and wellbeing trainers who deliver consistently high quality, evidence-based training and counselling to enable teams to gain knowledge, skills and abilities to confidently interact and manage people with disabilities and understand best practice support for potential candidates with disabilities during recruitment and on-boarding. We also offer Mental Health & Youth First Aid accredited training, manager and staff resilience training. 

Train your teams

As an Ofsted grade 1 outstanding training provider, Ixion, which is part of Shaw Trust, offers employers tailored workforce development, from entry-level pre-employment training through to executive development. Our programmes evaluate training needs and offer cost-effective solutions. We offer traineeships, apprenticeships, fully-funded training and eLearning.  

Become a corporate volunteer

We add value to every service we deliver by investing back into local projects. We offer volunteering opportunities that develop skills, confidence and support communities. From mentoring others to help them find a job, to sharing your life experience with students at our schools or giving your time in our shops, volunteers help us achieve our aim of empowering people. We can also offer a tailored volunteering package to meet your organisational needs on a local or national basis.

Commission Shaw Trust

We deliver high quality services to help local communities thrive. We have a wealth of experience of working with national, regional and local government, clinical commissioning groups and employers as a prime provider, subcontractor and joint venture partner. We have a proven track record in employability, children’s services, justice, health and wellbeing programmes using our expertise and partnerships to best support our clients’ needs.

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