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, Addictions, Over 50s, Rural, Disability, Learning Disability, Carers, Black and Minority Ethnic, Homeless, Mental Health, and Unemployed.

Navigator Developer

Full time – 37.5 hours per week

Location: Gloucestershire

Salary: £19,000 to £21,000 per annum, depending on experience

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 experience as, or having worked with, vulnerable or disengaged people
  • Literate and numerate
  • Basic IT skills

This role is for a Fixed Term Contract period until 30th September 2019. Job share and secondment enquiries are welcome.


If interested, please download and complete an application form and return to [email protected] by noon on Monday 26th February 2018.  Interviews to take place on Tuesday 6th March 2018.


Anyone wishing to submit a job application in an alternative format, as a form of reasonable adjustment, should in the first instance contact [email protected]  

In line with CCP's safe recruitment policy, appointments are subject to enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references.

Application forms are available to download from the links below. Forms can be returned by post to Human Resources, CCP, 15 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, GL50 3DA, or by email to the address shown on the application form.

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