Progress Coach

Activate Learning
Reading,United Kingdom
£20,000 - £25,000 Per Year
19 Jan 2023 15:00
08 Feb 2023 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Learner Support / Teaching Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Not Offered

Progress Coach

Who we are:

Activate Learning is a pioneering education group with a global reach, committed to transforming lives through our approach to learning.

We see our employees as individuals, empowering them to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers. We value our people as vital to our continued success and aspire to a diverse, open and inclusive environment that provides the motivation for everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish.

When you work for Activate Learning, you’re working for an organisation that provides you with the advantages of a large employer, a trusted partner in your career development, and a transformational way of working whilst also investing in building a community environment for everyone.

Together, we will bring out the best version of yourself.

About the role:

Activate Learning are now looking for engaging and inspirational individuals who are passionate about making a difference to join our Progress Coach team, working to equip our students with the skills, knowledge and attributes required to overcome barriers to learning and reach their full potential.

In this role, you will facilitate personal development tutorials, 1-1 and group coaching to provide individualised support and targeted interventions to a caseload of students relating to their personal development, their learning, and their careers to enable them to progress to the next level of learning or employment whilst keeping them engaged to achieve.

We have a diverse student population and require someone who can support learners with building their confidence, self-awareness and adapting to an education environment, post Covid. A fundamental part of this role is to work closely with students who are experiencing difficulties in managing their behaviour and therefore may require behavioural coaching.

This is a permanent, part-time opportunity working 25 hours per week with some flexibility on the working pattern to suit the right candidate and delivery needs.

What do you need to be successful as a Progress Coach at Activate Learning?

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with or without coaching experience to facilitate focused personal development sessions. You will have some experience of working with teenagers or young adults within a school/youth work/college or relevant environment. You will be empathetic, resilient and confident in working with students whose behaviour can be described as challenging.

Your communication and interpersonal skills will be outstanding and support your ability to deliver inspirational group sessions as well as coaching sessions to a diverse range of learners. You will be confident in delivering on subjects such as self-awareness, resilience, and target setting.

Why work with the Activate Learning Group?

Here are some of our benefits:

  • Enrolment into generous pensions schemes
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Excellent on-site facilities including free onsite parking, refectory facilities, Hair and Beauty salons
  • An extensive Learning and Development programme with a range of CPD opportunities
  • Specialised support and development for teaching staff
  • Access to qualified coaches for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Flexible working opportunities, where appropriate
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme including access to the Fika and Everymind app
  • Mental Health support including access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee resource groups
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Refer a friend vacancy incentive
  • Access to student discount programmes

Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.

Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.