Job Coach (15 hours)

Job Coach (15 hours)

City of Portsmouth College has been formed by the merger of Portsmouth College and Highbury College and was formally constituted on 1 August 2021.

The newly formed College will give students of all ages even greater flexibility with their programmes and access to dedicated subject facilities at the different campus locations. The joint organisation will also expand a uniquely flexible curriculum offer within the city of Portsmouth, comprising A Levels, vocational diplomas, apprenticeships and higher education qualifications.

Over the coming academic year, Portsmouth College and Highbury College will retain their individual identities and will be unveiling the new City of Portsmouth College brand in September 2022. Candidates wishing to apply for vacancies should continue to do so via the relevant college website.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Job Coach

Job Title:     Job Coach

Hours:         15 hours, 40 weeks per year

Contract:     Permanent

Location:     Highbury Campus


Do you have the enthusiasm, drive and ability to make a difference in an Amazing College?


Does your current role lack a challenge?


Do you want to work for a college with over 50 years of teaching and learning experience within a friendly and professional team of specialist experts?




The Job Coach is responsible to the Sector Lead, Foundation Prospects for providing high-quality support which enables students employability programmes to progress and succeed. The Job Coach is responsible for assessing students’ progress, delivering supplied lessons and set work and liaising closely with teaching staff and learning assistants over target setting and review. The Job Coach will support the student’s programme of study by assessing practical tasks within a work-related learning environment and supporting the collection of evidence for students’ portfolios. Team working and communication within an overall approach that values people will be of key importance.


Some of the main roles and responsibilities for this position are:

  • Supporting and guiding students’ progress within a specific vocational learning environment.
  • Assessing students’ practical work within a work-related learning environment.
  • Delivering supplied lessons and supporting the students during these lessons.
  • Delivering set work, including employability skills, to support the students to enter the world of work.
  • Assisting students to produce and collate evidence for portfolios.
  • Liaising with teaching staff and Learning Assistants to set and monitor targets for skills development including employability, personal and social development and communication skill


The role requires an individual who has well developed organisational, communication and team working skills. They must also be able to meet targets and deadlines. The role is for 15 hours per week, 40 weeks per year based at our Highbury Campus.

  • You will need GCSE Maths and English grade A-C, or equivalent.
  • PTLLS or willingness to work towards this qualification to achieve within 6 months. Be flexible and self-motivated with a dedication to student achievement and quality.
  • Previous experience of delivering supplied lessons or supporting students
  • Experience in working with students with learning difficulties and disabilities in a training environment.


What we can offer you:

  • You will be working within a friendly and professional team who are specialist experts
  • A Local Government Pension
  • A canteen, hair and beauty salon and childcare nursery
  • A sports centre with a 50% discount for staff
  • Student Discount (NUS, Unidays, Student Beans)


City of Portsmouth College also offers extensive support to new staff including:

  • Regular support and coaching throughout your first year
  • A Mentor who will help you settle into the College
  • A thorough Induction programme
  • Access to Learning and Development including a Free Course Voucher
  • Employee Assistance Programme


So if you think you have the technical skills, experience and passion? Then come and join an ‘Amazing College with Amazing Staff’ and drive your career forward ‘City of Portsmouth Colle Way'


For further information on this role, please download the Job Description.


Only applicants through our website will be accepted. To apply for the role please complete our application form. CV’s will not be accepted!


Please note: If you require any assistance with the completion of your application please contact the Human Resources department.


Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert early and only applicants being actively considered for this job opening will be contacted for further discussions. We encourage you to visit our website regularly for new job openings.


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