Building Better Opportunities Work Coach

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…

We are the lead partner and one of the direct delivery partners for the National Lottery Community Fund Building Better Opportunities Programme, 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 European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

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


Full time, £24,725.40 per annum

You will contribute to the overall success of the BBO Towards Work Programme within 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)
  • 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 1:1s, IAG, diagnostics, action planning, reviewing progress and implementing appropriate Employability & Job search 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
  • Experience of completing paperwork to a high standard and meeting compliance standards in an educational or welfare to work setting (such as ESF/SFA frameworks)

For further information, please contact Shamli Khanam on 07771566893 or e-mail  Completed application forms to be returned to electronically by 9.00 a.m. on Monday 14th October 2019.  Interviews to be held on Thursday 17th October 2019.

Work Coach BBO Role Profile

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