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Employment Coach - Qualified

Location:
Leeds & surrounding areas
Salary Details:
£26,208.00 per annum
31 Aug 2022
About the role

Job title: Qualified Employment Coach

Locations: Leeds City Region 
 
Salary: £26208.00 per annum 
 
Benefits: We offer 30 days annual leave (+ bank holidays), a 6% matched pension scheme, excellent training and development opportunities, and family friendly policies to support flexible working. We also offer a suite of voluntary benefits including a health cash plan, ride to work scheme, and retail discounts.
 

We are recruiting Qualified Employment Coaches for a  programme at Education Development Trust called Making a Difference Leeds City Region

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 Leeds City Region?

Making a Difference Leeds City Region is a programme to be delivered by Education Development Trust in the Leeds City 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.

Qualified candidates will hold a Level 4 in Information, Advice & Guidance, have knowledge of local labour market and issues relating to learning and employment as well as a good knowledge of employment, training and personal development.

Knowledge of digital & social media in a working environment and evaluation methods and how to measure impact of activities would also be desirable.

The successful candidate must be prepared to travel within the region. We will endeavour to allocate venues to the team in a logical manner, based on home locations (to keep commuting time manageable for all), although flexibility is appreciated. Employment Coaches may be required to work in a range of locations including community venues and employers’ premises as well as some home working.

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

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

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

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 Leeds City Region project, is part funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds 2014 – 2020 and all activity must comply with contractual regulations. 

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

At Education Development Trust, we strive to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and knows they can reach their full potential.  We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks. We’re committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Education Development Trust an inclusive place to work.  If you have specific requirements or adjustments, please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application.  We are proud to be a member of the Disability Confident employer scheme.

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.
 
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.