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Part time Qualified Employment Coach - Ockley Surrey

Ockley, Surrey
Salary Details:
£23,531.00 per annum (pro rota)
16 May 2021
About the role

Job title: Employment Coach (Qualified)

Location include: Ockley, Surrey

Salary: £23,531.00 per annum (pro rota)

We are recruiting an Employment Coach for a ongoing programme at Education Development Trust called Making a Difference and working onsite at the Amber Foundation based in Surrey.  Follow this link to read more about the foundation.

This is a very specific role that will be based at The Amber Foundation 2 days per week with .5 day on admin (either onsite or working from home).

What is Making a Difference?  

Making a Difference is a brand-new programme to be delivered by Education Development Trust in the Coast to Capital 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. 

Although this role is based at The Amber Foundation our Employment Coaches also provide face to face Employability Information, Advice and Guidance to adult customers in a range of community and employer settings.

The key objectives of the role include:

The Employment Coach will provide direct support, advice, guidance and training including practical and emotional support to Young People at The Amber Foundation who are preparing for employment and/or looking for work.

The role is to develop individual packages of support to a Young Person based on their strengths, skills and own choices and preferences. This may involve group and/or 1-1 support, particularly focusing on employability, education and training. 

The Employment Coach will work closely with the Amber Transition Support Worker and will pro-actively build relationships with employers to offer opportunities for Young People and work effectively with the employer and Young Person to support them in their transition from Amber to independence.

The Employment coach will help young people to develop the skills and knowledge of what is required to hold down a job and live independently as well as understanding the support networks and other opportunities available to them.

The ideal candidate will be able to really support each Young Person, educating them on the world of work, encouraging personal development and self-esteem, putting them at ease and understanding their challenges.

We are looking for candidates who have experience with Youth Work and/or working with people with significant barriers like addiction, ex-offenders, homeless etc. 

If you do not already hold an IAG Level 4 qualification or above, please apply for the Trainee Employment Coach position.

Benefits: We offer a generous holiday allowance (30 days), a 6% matched pension scheme, a range of voluntary benefits, excellent training, and family friendly policies to support flexible working. 

Closing date: Sunday 16th May Please note, we reserve the right to close our vacancies early if sufficient applications are received)

Interview dates: Interviews will begin to take place week throughout mid May.

How to apply: Towards the bottom of this page you can download the job description and apply. Once you click apply you will be required to complete a short online application form and upload your CV.

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. Here is a video of our Director of Careers and Employability, Laura Bell, taking about the benefits of working at Education Development Trust.