Building better opportunities work coaches

Derby College
Derby, Nottinghamshire
09 Feb 2018
18 Feb 2018
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Would you like a chance to give something back to the local community? Do you want to make a difference to our organisation and the communities of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire? If you do then read on ………..

Derby College is one of the country's leading and largest further education colleges.  Our mission pathways are to prepare individuals for the next phase of their lives, all of which facilitate the achievement of work & life skills. We are working with Groundwork Greater Nottingham, the lead partner for the BIG Lottery's Building Better Opportunities Fund, D2N2 LEP, Towards Work Strand. This exciting programme aims to combat the root causes of poverty, promote social inclusion, challenge long-term unemployment and empower socially excluded people.  This project is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

As a committed and motivated individual can you help us deliver the programme?

2 x Full time posts - £22,274 per annum.  One will be based in Derby City and one will be focussing on South Derbyshire including Swadlincote.  This post could be based in South Derbyshire, preferably Swadlincote but with the abiity to travel regularly to Derby City, averaging 2 days per week.

You will contribute to the overall success of the BBO Towards Work Programme within Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire. You will work directly with unemployed and economically inactive participants by effectively delivering a holistic, personalised support service, which empowers participants with the self-belief, skills, motivation and confidence to enable them to progress into employment, self-employment or further training/education. The successful candidate will facilitate a range of Employability and Personal Development Interventions, via 1:1 and group based learning and development sessions. You will provide participants with comprehensive Initial Diagnostic Assessments, plan and deliver their learning & development, evaluate and measure their progress and impart guidance, knowledge and mentoring. You will play a pivotal role in helping individuals to overcome their fears and barriers and to develop their employability skills.

The successful person will have:

  • Hold (or be working towards) a recognised Information, Advice & Guidance (IAG) qualification (minimum of Level 3 or above)
  • Hold (or be working towards) a recognised Adult Teaching/Training qualification (e.g. Level 3 Award in Education & Training or above)
  • Previous experience of coaching, supporting and placing unemployed/ economically inactive people with multiple & complex needs into employment, self-employment or FE/Training 
  • Previous experience of effective case management of disadvantaged participants, including the delivery of 1:1's, IAG, diagnostics, action planning, reviewing progress and implementing appropriate Employability & Jobsearch techniques
  • Ability to negotiate and agree 'SMART' objectives with participants, experienced in giving constructive feedback and able to positively transform negative behaviours
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Local Labour Market, Sector Skills Gaps, local Employment & Skills provision, Specialist Support Networks, and Education & Training providers

For other essential requirements please refer to the person specification.

For further information or to apply for this job, please go to the Job Vacancies section of our website.

On-line application forms to be completed and submitted electronically by 12.00 am on Sunday 18th February.  

Interviews will be held at Derby College week commencing Monday 26th February 2018

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