Jon Smith FIEP - Shaw Trust
Jon has worked in the employment related services sector for over 13 years, firstly holding a number of front-line roles including adviser, recruitment officer, key worker, tutor and training officer. Over the last decade Jon has held senior management positions in three organisations, both private and third sector, leading large teams to deliver over 50 different contracts across the welfare to work, education and skills and justice sectors.
Jon started at Shaw Trust in 2013 and has spent the last five years leading Work Programme, Work Choice and offender management contracts across the UK. In Jon’s current role as Head of Operations, he is responsible for all Work and Health Programme delivery across Central England, Home Counties and West London, as well as a number of employment pilots and projects. He leads a team of around 300 staff and a diverse supply chain of over 30 partners.
Jon has a wealth of experience supporting large teams to deliver outstanding results. He is proficient at leading organisational change, whilst building relationships with key stakeholders and being able to engage, negotiate with and influence people at all levels.
Jon is passionate about people development, social inclusion and equality and diversity.