Supportive Employer Network facilitator

Fixed term 18 month contract averaging 10 hours per week.

Location: Portsmouth (currently working remotely due to Covid-19)

Minstead Trust offers a range of Supported Living, Residential Care, Day Opportunities, Community Programmes and Social Enterprises to adults with learning disabilities in the New Forest and Portsmouth.

Our vision is for a society where people with learning disabilities live as full citizens with fulfilled and meaningful lives.

This is an exciting role for an experienced fundraiser to join our busy and innovative development team, working to build our charity’s community of support.

We expect all staff to share and demonstrate our values:

  • Putting people we support first
  • Being inspirational
  • Achieving excellence
  • Behaving with integrity
  • Valuing difference
  • Working together

Great staff benefits

  • 25 Days Annual Leave Plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Company Discount Scheme, saving money on holidays, shopping to gym membership
  • Free Family Membership to Furzey Gardens

Job Summary:

Minstead Trust has been awarded funding from Solent Supporting Employment Programme to roll out our successful Step Up for Work employment scheme to Portsmouth.

A critical part of the employment programme is to build local employer interest and confidence in joining a network of other supportive employers, who will identify suitable roles in their organisations and work with our Job Opportunities Mentor to offer paid positions to people leaving our Step up for Work programme.

The role of the facilitator of the supportive employer network is to raise initial awareness and interest of Minstead Trust’s scheme amongst Portsmouth based companies. To recruit prospective employers into this new network and introduce them to the Job Opportunities Mentor.

For further information on role and duties download the job specification.

To apply download the application form and return completed form to

(Note: We only shortlist from application forms in accordance with Safer Recruitment Guidelines)

Health and Safety

  • To take reasonable care to promote a healthy working environment and safe working practices in accordance with the Minstead Trust’s Health and Safety Policy
  • As an employee of the Minstead Trust you are required, under Section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work.
  • Be familiar with the company’s Health and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) requirements.

Due to the nature of this employment sector, your application is subject to a successful Disclosure & Barring Service Check (DBS, formerly CRB)


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