Job Coach / Employment Coach x 2

Kidderminster, Worcestershire
£25,390 per annum
22 Jun 2018
15 Jul 2018
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Coach / Employment Coach x 2


£25,390 per annum

Up to 24 month contract (depending on start date)

40 hours per week (would consider part time or Job share)


Our client is delighted to be a key partner in an innovative Worcestershire consortium who have been successful in securing over £3 million of Lottery and European Social Investment Funding – Building Better Opportunities.

Worcestershire Building Better Opportunities has been shaped by the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, and the Big Lottery Fund is matching funds from the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020 to invest in local projects tackling the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.

This success has come from the Worcestershire principal Housing Associations, Redditch Borough Housing and a range of specialist Voluntary Sector Organisations working together to establish the Fusion consortium. Fusion offers managing agents such as the European and UK Government a local solution for national programmes.

To continue the successful delivery of the project our client is looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and experienced person to be a Building Better Opportunities Job Coach. You will work with our client and the wider Building Better Opportunities team to provide employment support to Building Better Opportunities participants.

They are looking for an experienced person to work with people furthest from the labour market; who holds information, advice & guidance qualifications, has an understanding of the UK Welfare to Work Programme and has the ability to motivate and mentor learners facing social and economic barriers to sustained employment. You will also be required to increase the number of employment opportunities with potential employers and negotiate with them to offer work experience and interview opportunities for participants. Success will be measured in part by the number of participants you help secure and sustain paid employment.

The successful candidate will be expected to manage their own caseload, have a positive attitude and be an effective communicator with participants, external partners and within all levels of the business.

This post is a fixed term contract ending in December 2019 and will be funded by the Big Lottery and European Social Fund.

This is a challenging post and will require you to be innovative. You will be part of a dedicated team that provides a high quality service and an organisation that is committed to valuing and supporting its employees and the local community.

Due to the nature of this work, an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for successful applicants.

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