Employment Coach

Job title:                      Employment Coach

Salary:                         Circa £24,735 per annum

Hours:                         Full Time – 37 Hours per week

Contract:                          Fixed term until 31 March 2025

Location:                     Covering Newcastle, Northumberland & North Tyneside.

Based at Gateshead


About us

Groundwork aims to be the UK’s leading regeneration charity, working through partnership to create communities in which people are proud to live and work. This programme will deliver Groundwork’s mission of supporting people to improve their prospects and reach their full potential.

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About the role

As an Employment Coach, you will manage a caseload of participants aged 16-24 years old, and provide them with 1:1 support, helping them overcome barriers to employment and training. You will be responsible for supporting them through every stage of their journey, enabling participants to address their barriers and realise their aspirations

Within this role you will be required to source new referrals who are predominantly Economically Inactive; complete the enrolment paperwork, including development plans and eligibility checks. You will also be required to attend events and present the delivery model to referral sources to attract additional referrals.

Successful employment coaches believe in the potential of every individual they work with.

This role is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure endorsed by the Disclosure and Barring Service

A bit about you

We want someone like you with the confidence to positively engage and motivate people from a wide range of backgrounds. We’re in search of individuals who have prior experience in employment coaching, case management, or related fields, ideally with a focus on economically inactive individuals. You will have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport whilst being empathetic, patient, and proficient in communicating with individuals from various backgrounds.

You will be passionate about empowering others to recognise their strengths, overcome obstacles, and achieve their goals. Believing that with the right support and guidance, individuals can take control of their own futures and succeed in the labour market

To find out more about the role and our organisation, take a look at our candidate pack, or for an informal discussion about this role please contact  Mary Blackwell (Project Manager) on  07930 330725.

Want to apply?

Great all you need to do is complete the application form below

Application Form

Employment Coach – Candidate Pack

Employment Coach – Job Description

Employment Coach – Person Specification

All completed applications should be emailed to HR.NorthEast@groundwork.org.uk or by post to Groundwork NE & Cumbria, Unit 14 Parsons Court, Welbury Way, Aycliffe Industrial Park, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 6ZE.

Closing date:  Midnight on Friday 14th June 2024

Make yourself at home

We want you to be yourself at Groundwork and we value everything that makes you unique. We recognise and celebrate your difference and together we make Groundwork a special and great place to work. As a Disability Confident employer we offer a guaranteed interview to applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the role.

At Groundwork we ensure that we provide a safe environment for adults, children and young people to take part in any activity or service that we organise. We are committed to creating a culture that promotes safeguarding and the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk. Our safer recruitment practices support this by ensuring that there is a consistent and comprehensive process of obtaining, collating, analysing and evaluating information from and about candidates to ensure that all the people we appoint are suitable to work with our children, young people and adults

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