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Trainee Employment Coach - North East

Various locations throughout the North East (Northumberland, North Tyneside, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and County Durham)
Salary Details:
31 Mar 2021
About the role

We are recruiting Trainee Employment Coaches for a brand-new programme at Education Development Trust called Making a Difference North East.

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about helping others and making a difference to people’s lives. Candidates who may not have experience but can demonstrate motivation and great communication skills and willingness to learn on the job. Are dedicated, resilient, have amazing problem-solving skills, are techy savvy and understand how powerful social media can be when trying to deliver a message.

What is Making a Difference North East?  

Making a Difference North East is a brand-new programme to be delivered by Education Development Trust in the North East LEP region of England. The programme is a European Social Fund (ESF) match funded programme which is designed to support both unemployed and economically inactive participants, the aim being to progress them to job search readiness or into paid employment. 

Our Employment Coaches will provide into work support for adult participants in a range of community and employer settings, with the support of local labour market information to help make informed career decisions. There will be a need to engage in a sensitive and targeted approach to building skills, confidence and helping people become more employable. As a trainee Coach you will Complete the L4 IAG qualification within the first 12 months in the role.

Employment Coaches must hold a current, clean driving license, and have access to a vehicle. 

Successful candidates must also be comfortable engaging customers remotely and face to face.

A full list of the job objectives is available in the job description below.

In return we offer a competitive salary, a generous holiday allowance (30 days & bank holidays), a 6% matched pension scheme and a range of other voluntary benefits.

In addition, we offer excellent training and family friendly policies to support flexible working and a range of health and discount benefits, including study leave to support your training in Information, Advice and Guidance.

Job Type: Permanent/Full-time (Other working patterns will be considered.)

Closing date: 31st March (Please note, we reserve the right to close our vacancies early if sufficient applications are received)

Interviews: Tuesday 16th, 23rd, 30th March and 6th April.

How to apply: To be considered for this vacancy, applicants are required to complete and submit a fully completed application form through our website.

This post, as part of the Making a Difference project, is part funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds 2014 – 2020 and all activity must comply with contractual regulations.  

COVID-19: We continue to follow the guidance from the UK Government and will be conducting most interviews virtually. Education Development Trust supports flexible working, with the majority of colleagues continuing to work from home throughout this pandemic.

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults whom we work with and come into contact with around the world. All applicants are subject to thorough screening and for applicable roles, successful candidates are subject to relevant criminal record checks with national police authorities or the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service

About the organisation
Education Development Trust has first-rate credentials in providing services that bridge the gap between education, training and employment. We have been a leading careers service provider in the UK for over 20 years and have a successful track record of managing programmes delivering careers, employment and skills support.
Please click here to see our Annual Impact Review for 2019/20, which highlights the ways in which our work has impacted lives around the world – and the progress we have made since 2018/19.
To find out more about the careers service at Education Development Trust, please click here.
Here is a video of our Director of Careers and Employability, Laura Bell, taking about the benefits of working at Education Development Trust.
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