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Employment Coach

Redhill & Epsom
Salary Details:
starting salary £24,331 per annum
04 Dec 2022
About the role

Employment Coach, full time permanent roles (37 hours per week)

Area Positions: Redhill & Epsom 

Salary: starting from £24,331.00 per annum (annual increments based on performance)

Benefits: We pride ourselves on creating an environment that supports a healthy work life balance for all our staff. We have a commitment to providing policies that encourage flexible working around individual needs. Aligned to this is our commitment to offering a sector leading range of benefits including a generous holiday allowance of 30 days and 8 bank holidays (pro rota) accredited training and development opportunities, a 6% matched pension scheme and voluntary money saving benefits.   

We are recruiting for a Employment Coach for a  programme at Education Development Trust called Making a Difference South

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?

Making a Difference is a 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. 

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. If not already qualified to level 4, you will be taken on as a trainee Coach and you will Complete a IAG qualification within the first 12 months in the role.

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.)

Deadline for applications: Sunday 4th December (Please note, we have reserve the right to close our vacancies early if sufficient applications are received). 

Interviews will take place week commencing 12th December.

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.  

How to apply:

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

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.

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.