Employment, Education, Training (EET) and Wellbeing Coach

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Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
£23,836 to £25,295 per year
31 Oct 2019
18 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Employment, Education, Training (EET) and Wellbeing Coach

We are offering an exciting opportunity for you to be trained in a new psychological approach (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to transform the lives of young people leaving care, helping them to determine and meet their own goals and aspirations.

We are a leading youth homelessness charity based in the South West, working with over 2,500 young people. We have strong local partnerships and adhere to the best practice in the sector.  We build trusting relationships between our young people and our colleagues and this is at the core of our work.

Reboot West is a successful Department of Education funded project to work with 200 care leavers across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North-East Somerset and North Somerset for four years to support them into Education Employment and Training. We are one year into the contract and the project is expanding due to the positive outcomes it is achieving. 

What we are looking for in you:

  • Your enthusiasm and a track record in supporting young people with a range of needs and challenges enables you to deliver tangible, measurable outcomes for young people, particularly getting them into employment and education. 
  • You engage young people with confidence and passion enabling you to build meaningful relationships.
  • You are curious about and motivated to use psychological relationship-based approaches in your work.

What you will be doing:

  • Your creative approach will enable you to work successfully with a case load of 28 care leavers over 1 year on a 1:1 and group basis.
  • Working flexibility and innovatively, you will help to improve their wellbeing and ultimately enable them to access employment and/or training.
  • Working closely with local authority care leaver teams, you will be embedded in this team and work with them to ensure a joined-up offer.
  • Being well organised and efficient and you will effectively record, and evidence outcomes achieved by young people.

You will be in the Reboot West team of 9 coaches and 1 project support worker, working predominantly in Bristol with some work in neighbouring local authority area(s).  Your line manager will be our Reboot West Manager.

What we are offering:

  • An opportunity to develop skills in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other psychologically informed approaches.
  • 30 days holiday plus the usual Public and Bank Holidays.
  • A supportive team of Reboot Coaches.
  • Opportunities to learn and reflect including monthly group reflective practice and regular group clinical supervision.  
  • Flexible working.

Contract details: 

  • Hours per week: 37.5 (full-time)
  • Contract type: fixed term (Jan 2020 - Dec 2020)
  • Pay: £23,836 to £25,295 per year (NJC Scale 17-20), starting at the bottom of the scale

Application information:

  • To access the Job Pack for this role, and to complete an Application Form, please visit the website

Important dates:

  • Application deadline closes: 23:59, 18 November 2019.
  • If you have not heard from us by 27 November 2019 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
  • Interviews are on 2 December 2019. If you cannot attend on that date, we may be able to accommodate an alternative time.  

Covering Letter / Supporting Statement Guidance

Please note that the online application form cannot be saved until it is fully complete.  We recommend that you prepare your Covering Letter before you start the online application. 

Your Covering Letter is essentially your Supporting Statement and will form the most important basis on which your skills, experience and behavioural competencies will be tested against the job criteria.  Without it, your application cannot progress to the shortlisting stage. 

You should refer to the Person Specification document within the Job Pack and cover only the elements that are tested at this stage of the recruitment process.  Elements that only have the word ‘interview’ next to them will be tested at the next stage of the process and do not need to be covered in your letter. 

Please try to keep the word limit to 250 words per criterion


Equal opportunities for everyone:

We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check. 

We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers.  We also pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented.

Please see our Policies section on the website, for further information.   If you need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process, please let us know as soon as possible.