Derby College

BBO TW Work Coach

Derby College
23 Mar 2019
04 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
GFE College
DCG (formerly Derby College) is one of the country's leading and largest further education colleges. Our mission pathways are to prepare individuals for the next phase of their lives, all of which facilitate the achievement of work & life skills. We are working with Groundwork Greater Nottingham, the lead partner for the National Lottery's Building Better Opportunities Fund, 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 National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund.

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

BUILDING BETTER OPPORTUNITIES WORK COACH - focussing on South Derbyshire including Swadlincote.
Ref: E3153
Salary: GBP 22,274 per annum.
Fixed Term until 31.01.2020

This is a community based post in South Derbyshire, preferably Swadlincote but with the ability to travel regularly to Derby City, averaging 1-2 days per week.

You will contribute to the overall success of the BBO Towards Work Programme within South Derbyshire. 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 1:1's, IAG, diagnostics, action planning, reviewing progress and implementing appropriate Employability & Jobsearch 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.

For other essential requirements please refer to the person specification.

For further information or to apply for this job, please go to the Job Vacancies section of our website or alternatively please contact Nicola Bloor BBO Towards Work Project Co-ordinator on 07850 503192 or Helen Stevenson Director of Funding Development on 07817 761381 who will be happy to discuss the scope of the role in more detail prior to application.

Interviews scheduled for Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th April 2019 and will be held at Derby College.

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